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About ''Angleterre'' and ''Britannique'' My teacher said if someone asks me D'où viens-tu? (Where are you from?) , I must say Je suis Britannique. But I think that's wrong because it means I am British. The question doesn't ask about nationality. I want to say Je viens d' Angleterre. Can someone confirm for me if I'm correct or not?
Feb 4, 2011 3:08 AM
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From my experience, when asked D'ou venez vouz? or tu viens d'ou?. people, both native french speakers and those who have learnt french as a second language, will answer either way. Either, Je viens d______________(country name). or je suis______________(nationality). No one pays much attention to whether you have answered in accordance with the structure of the question, only that you reveal the requested info, ie what part of the earth you call home..
February 4, 2011
oui je dirais! je viens d'angleterre ou je suis anglaise! on dit plutôt :les sujets britaniques! bye
February 5, 2011
I was taught to say, Je suis Australienne.
February 4, 2011
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