Gabby F

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  1. Katerina, i've never lived in england. So it does complicate things a bit when i'm thinking about my nationality. I do reckon people who live in Europe and have travelled quite a bit like myself should call themselves European, but right now i still don't feel like i'm european. In a couple of years i'm sure i'll think differently, but now...I'm English.
  2. Katerina, not getting at you! No need to panic! I agree with you, and i know that in your case it's hard to say that your nationality is where you were born, but in my mind and point of view, i find that and have always thought that even though i'm half american, i was born in england and see myself as english.
  3. Why shouldn't we want to learn a new language? It's great for you're learning skills, travelling, and opens a whole new range of jobs and oppertunities if you're bilingual or trilingual - and if you can speak more languages then all the credit to you! I think it's very important to know another language other than your own.
  4. No, it shouldn't. When i think of Europe, i think of a whole group of countries joined as one continent. But these countries should not join and have one army, one navy and one airforce. Does this not sound silly to you? Or is it just me? What if there's a war in Europe? Who gets the army? What, they divide it? Every country should have their own millitary forces. Most countries complain about not being independent enough, well then why take away something they can control? I'm sorry but i'm completely opposed to this 'idea' or thought.
  5. I'm sorry Ben but how can you say that English is easier to learn? It's your first language, your parents have been speaking it since you were born, you've listened to it all your life - this all helps you to actually learn it and speak it. But to those who don't know it at all obviously have difficulties with it. Especially people who speak Hindi or Mandarin...etc - which is a completely different style of writing and speaking than English. They've been brought up with it, just like you have with English. In their case, they'd think that their language was easier for the simple fact that it's the first thing they learnt and when you're younger your brain developes the fastest in your whole life and takes in the most things. (don't hate me!)
  6. That's the whole point. I've always thought that where you're born determines your nationality. But nowadays it's hard to say that. I know someone who was born in Cyprus but doesn't speak it and doesn't consider it a 'home'. So how can he say he's Cyperean? (is that you spell it?)
  7. I have an American dad but an English mum. I've never lived in England although i was born there and consider myself English. I've lived all over Europe and America, so am i still English? I live in France now so what does that make me? I'm not ashamed of my American blood, but when i'm 18 i'm going to choose to be English. The fact that i have to choose my nationality when i'm older is a bit strange, this is why so many people are mixed up and confused about where they're from and what nationality they are. Gabby