If you're thinking that because of 'Er kommt aus der Schweiz.' or an equivalent, maybe that that is because of the dative case needed with 'aus', so 'die Schweiz' to 'der Schweiz'?
I'm not a native speaker, so maybe someone else could confirm?
Why does die Schweiz mean Switzerland, but die Schweden mean the Swedes.
how would you say I like Sweden, and I like the Swiss?
I guess i just don't understand why Switzerland is "the Switzerland"
In English, there are countries we use the definite article with. The Congo, The Gambia, The Ukraine, The Bahamas, and probably others.
So how would you say ¨I like the Swiss person." ¨Ich mag die schweizericher Person.¨?
I'm not German speaker but I think it would be: "Ich mag der Schweizer". (or "die Schweizerin" for a female person) Corrections please.
Almost right. It has to be: "Ich mag den Schweizer." (Wen mag ich? -> Akkusativ). The version for a female person is correct.
·Swiss (person of Switzerland) - Schweitzer
·Switzerland (the country) - die Schweitz