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21:12 Oct 8, 2001
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: His nationality?
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1他的国籍/民族
Donglai Lou
5懠惀哪崙恖
ACT
5Ta(1) de (5) guo(2) Gi(2)Tiffany Weiland
4他是哪国人?/他的国籍?
Wei Jiang
4他的民族认同 or 他的国家认同
Xiaoping Fu


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
他是哪国人?/他的国籍?


Explanation:
Which countr is he from?


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Wei Jiang
China
Local time: 02:16
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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20 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
他的国籍/民族


Explanation:
there are two possibilities for this term:
first, if the term is used to ask which country he was born in or where he comes from, then 他的国籍? [ta de guo ji] applies.
second, if this term is used to ask his ethnic property, then 他的民族?[wb ta de min zu]applies.
in chinese, nationality usually refers to the latter meaning.


Donglai Lou
China
Local time: 02:16
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 528

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agree  Marta Argat
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Ta(1) de (5) guo(2) Gi(2)


Explanation:
As it is in English...if it is a question, it will be stated as
"Ta-de-guo-Gi-shi-she-ma"?

Tiffany Weiland
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
他的民族认同 or 他的国家认同


Explanation:
These are not exact translations but explanations, because the word 'nationality', unlike the word 'citizenship', is somehow subjective. For example, a person was born in China, and is a citizen of US now. If he/she were asked "what is your nationality?' The answer could be either 'American' or 'Chinese' depend on how is he/she idendify hiself/herself. Or if a person living in Taiwan (a citizen of Republic of China) were asked the same question, you might get three possible answers: 'Chinese', 'Taiwaness' or 'Chinese and also Taiwaness'.

Xiaoping Fu
Canada
Local time: 10:16
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 2566
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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
懠惀哪崙恖


Explanation:
丂The translation reads:
which country is he from to suit the Chinese language

rather than a word for word translation from the source text.


    Reference: http://www.anglo-chinese.co.uk
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Local time: 18:16
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