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Poll: Do you currently live in the country you were born?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you currently live in the country you were born?".

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zakavyka
United States
Local time: 19:28
Korean to Russian
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history matters Nov 21, 2011

I voted "yes". But actually it's inbetween suggested answers.
I was born in USSR. And it was pretty late shifting period of it's history. Not to mention I was a toddler so can not remember much.


 

Patricia Charnet
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:28
English to French
nope Nov 21, 2011

came in UK originally for one year - still stuck in here after 24 years now I don't want to leave :0 France is not far anyway

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:28
Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes. Nov 21, 2011

And always will for various reasons. But... one can always travel across this planet.

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:28
Member (2006)
German to English
How can Nov 21, 2011

you answer with "other" here?

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:28
Spanish to English
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No Nov 21, 2011

It's only a few hours away anyway. And every time I have to go back I thank my lucky stars that it's only briefly...

 

Jennifer Gordon Taylor  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:28
Member (2008)
Czech to English
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Yes, but... Nov 21, 2011

I only just moved back in September after 11 years abroad. I am still going through reverse culture shock!

 

Nathaniel2
Local time: 04:28
Slovak to English
yes Nov 21, 2011

but not in the country where I grew up

 

Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:28
Member (2009)
English to Serbian
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Yup Nov 21, 2011

Never have left it for more than few days

 

Elena Novski  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:28
Russian to English
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No, and Nov 21, 2011

the translation market only benefits from that!

[Edited at 2011-11-21 11:45 GMT]


 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 04:28
English to French
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Re Nov 21, 2011

Michael Harris wrote:

you answer with "other" here?


How about when you were born at sea or in an airplane? Or in a country that no longer exists, which changed its name or borders or was absorbed by another country or separated from a larger country...
Enough reasons
None apply to me - I live in the country where I was born.


 

John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:28
Spanish to English
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No Nov 21, 2011

Although I was born and grew up in the United States, I've now actually lived in Spain longer than I did in the US. I've reached the point where I see myself being from the two countries and feel perfectly at home in both of them.

 

Umang Dholabhai  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 08:58
Member
English to Gujarati
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What is the trend? Nov 21, 2011

Nearly 35% (a relatively large number) of the translators who have polled are in another country than where they were born..do we have to infer anything from this? A natural sequel to this poll would be to ask (if you are currently in a country where you were not born), if you are predominantly working in language pairs consisting of the country of origin and the adopted one?

 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:28
Member (2004)
English to French
I was born in Belgium Nov 21, 2011

but moved to Canada in 1981.

 

Nicola Beedle  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:28
Spanish to English
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No Nov 21, 2011

I was born in the UK but I currently live in Spain. (I also lived abroad when I was growing up)

 
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