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Sergey
I am a Russian or I am Russian?
Jul 15, 2019 8:47 PM
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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
Sergey
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English, Russian
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English