Sergey
I am a Russian or I am Russian?
Jul 15, 2019 8:47 PM
Answers · 8
Adding the "a" makes it a somewhat stronger statement. It makes it sound like it is a little more important to you. As others have noted, "I'm Russian" is perfectly good English and neutral. I'm a Christian. I'm Christian. I'm a diabetic. I'm diabetic. I'm a socialist. I'm socialist.
July 15, 2019
When someone ask's you where you're from it's better to use the second one. Where are you from? I'm Russian. or I'm from Russia. Saying "I'm a Russian" would be very weird. It's hard to explain why, but basically it means "I'm a Russian person" which is unnecessary information. It would be common in this context: There's a Russian that works there. There are many Russians living there.
July 15, 2019
I am Russian / I'm Russian I am a Russian pianist.
July 15, 2019
Thank you, Jazz.
July 15, 2019
You don't need an article when you are stating your nationality. "I am Russian" will suffice.
July 15, 2019
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