Student or Learner
Can we refer to a country as he or she?
I know this sounds silly but i ve heard my teacher refering to America as "she" ,what do you think,?
This (from wikipedia) may help a bit...:
Traditionally ships have been referred to using the feminine pronouns (even ships named after men, such as USS Barry), as well as countries and oceans. The origins of this practice are not certain, and it is currently in decline (though more common for ships, particularly in nautical usage, than for countries). In modern English, it can be said that the use of the pronoun "she" to refer to inanimate objects is an optional figure of speech.
It occurred to me later that, because mothers are more important than fathers, we say things like 'mother country' and 'mother tongue'. So probably the "she" is related to that.
It's very common to use feminine pronouns to refer to countries.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.