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Poll: Are you currently living outside the country in which you were born?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:01
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No Nov 14, 2017

I’m living in Portugal, my home country, since 2015, after 30 years in Belgium…

 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 15:01
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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No Nov 14, 2017

but I did for many years

 

Paul Adie  Identity Verified
Germany
Spanish to English
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Ja Nov 14, 2017

After studying Russian and Spanish, I ended up in... Germanyicon_wink.gif

 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 22:01
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Hai Nov 14, 2017

Yes

I've been here 36 years. So, what? What's the point of this poll?
What remarkable conclusions are you going to come to? icon_confused.gif


 

ventnai  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:01
Member
German to English
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Si, ja Nov 14, 2017

Like others, I have actually spent more of my life living outside my home country, the UK. In Spain and a few years in Germany. Catalonia in the future? Who knows?

Paul Adie wrote:

After studying Russian and Spanish, I ended up in... Germanyicon_wink.gif


After studying German and French, I ended up in... Spain, although German is my main source language now.


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 15:01
Member (2005)
English to German
Not sure Nov 14, 2017

I live on the internet, but I was born before it. So, no?

I do think the results of this poll are interesting - 35% migratory birds? That's certainly way above the figure for non-translators.


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Ydw Nov 14, 2017

fwiw

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:01
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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No Nov 14, 2017

But I really wish I was.

 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:01
Italian to English
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Yes Nov 14, 2017

I almost certainly would not have become a translator if I had remained in Scotland.

 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 15:01
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Yes Nov 14, 2017

I was in fact born in India to English parents, and I have now lived more than half my life in Denmark.

But now I go back to the UK several times a year and stay for two or three weeks, so I reckon I keep in touch.


 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:01
Member (2011)
French to English
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No Nov 14, 2017

I spent a year living in France, but ended up moving back to the UK as my experience of the French healthcare system left a lot to be desired when compared to the NHS.

 

Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:01
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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Looks like it, eh Nov 14, 2017

After 10 years in Italy and now 13 and some here in Canada (+ a few years here and there), I've spent half my life away from where I was born. Try to squeeze in at least 3-4 weeks in Norway each year, and about the same in Italy, to keep my loyalties intact (and my language from slipping).

 

Maxi Schwarz
Local time: 08:01
German to English
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Yes. Why? Nov 14, 2017

I moved to Canada from Germany when I was 5 years old. I attended kindergarten a few months later knowing how to count to 10 in English, and knew the word "finger", which happens to be the same in German, though pronounced a bit differently. There was a strangely named hero on television called Soup Man (Suppemann) which is how I heard "Superman" with my still-German ears.

But I sort of thinking of it as living inside the country which became my native country, rather than as living outside where I was born.


 

Seula Yun  Identity Verified
South Korea
Local time: 22:01
Member (2017)
English to Korean
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No Nov 15, 2017

I have lived in the country where I was born for a long time. But I am happy to move to another one once I get bored of the place

 
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