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Poll: Do you currently live in the country you were born?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

Fiona Gilbert Riley  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:47
Spanish to English
+ ...
Demographics Nov 21, 2011

And no doubt you'd be able to relate the curve of people born abroad in, say, Commonwealth countries, to the age of the subjects. That one will be much higher for the 45+ bracket. But I wonder how many of those people learned/remember/use the language(s) of their "native" land?

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:47
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No Nov 21, 2011

I was born in Portugal, and I have been living in Belgium for 26 years!

 

XXXphxxx (X)  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:47
Portuguese to English
+ ...
No Nov 21, 2011

Born in Malaysia, brought up in Brazil and currently in the U.K. after 10 years in France

 

Michaela Müller
Germany
Local time: 17:47
English to German
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History Nov 21, 2011

Michael Harris wrote:

you answer with "other" here?


And how can someone living in Germany ask such a question? I was born in the GDR - and due to certain historic events I had the chance to now live in a part of Germany I had never heard of when I was a small child.


 

Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:47
German to English
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History II Nov 22, 2011

By today’s borders, I never lived in the country I was born in. I was born in Czechoslovakia, in the part that is now the Czech Republic. But shortly after my birth, we moved to Slovakia, returned to the Czech Republic just in time to be evicted as ethnic Germans. I never spoke Czech or Slovak, always attended German schools. Since the end of the war (WWII, that
is), my life has been divided between living in Germany and
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By today’s borders, I never lived in the country I was born in. I was born in Czechoslovakia, in the part that is now the Czech Republic. But shortly after my birth, we moved to Slovakia, returned to the Czech Republic just in time to be evicted as ethnic Germans. I never spoke Czech or Slovak, always attended German schools. Since the end of the war (WWII, that
is), my life has been divided between living in Germany and the US.
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