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    Immigrated vs migrated

    Hi teachers,

    I was talking to my classmates and they wanted to know more about me.

    Could you tell me if there's any difference in the meaning in the following statements please?

    (A): I migrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (B): I immigrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (C): I migrated to this country with my parents when I was eight years old.
    (D): I immigrated to this country with my parents when I was eight years old.


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    Last edited by kwfine; 30-Sep-2009 at 21:58.

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    Re: Immigrated vs migrated

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I was talking to my classmates and they wanted to know more about me.

    Could you tell me if there's any difference in the meaning between statements (A) and (B) please?

    (A): I migrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (B): I immigrated to this country when I was eight years old.

    Thank you.

    kitty.
    To migrate means to go somewhere.
    To immigrate means to arrive somewhere.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 30-Sep-2009 at 20:23.

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    Re: Immigrated vs migrated

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I was talking to my classmates and they wanted to know more about me.

    Could you tell me if there's any difference in the meaning in the following statements please?

    (A): I migrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (B): I immigrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (C): I migrated to this country with my parents when I was eight years old.
    (D): I immigrated to this country with my parents when I was eight years old.


    Thank you.

    kitty.
    Hello, I am not a teacher,
    but I think the difference between the both words is the following:

    immigrated is used for people who leave their country (where they are born) for another. I was born in Portugal but I immigrated to France.

    For the word 'migrated' is easy, is like to move, you can migrate by the north to the south but not not immigrate from one location to another;

    Hope it's help you.

    Bye.

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    Re: Immigrated vs migrated

    immigration (as well as emigration) is a type of migration.
    migration of people is changing their place of living so it only express a kind of movement.
    Immigration means arriving to a specific country that you're going to live in and emigration means leaving a country you were previously living in.
    And all this movement is called migration.

    but I'm not a teacher.


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    Re: Immigrated vs migrated

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Hi teachers,

    I was talking to my classmates and they wanted to know more about me.

    Could you tell me if there's any difference in the meaning in the following statements please?

    (A): I migrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (B): I immigrated to this country when I was eight years old.
    (C): I migrated to this country with my parents when I was eight years old.
    (D): I immigrated to this country with my parents when I was eight years old.


    Thank you.

    kitty.
    We use "migrate" when we speak of moving to a different location, oftentimes in the same country, in search of work or other necessities in life. That's why we say, "Mexican migrant workers". I think Mexican migrant workers remain in the US or sometimes they return to Mexico periodically after having saved enough cash.

    We say "Mexican immigrants" if we are talking about Mexicans moving to another country, such as the US, to live.

    During the times when many African Americans were moving to northern cities from southern rural areas, this was, and still is, referred to as "migration", not immigration. Many blues musicians moved to Chicago from rural areas in the southern part of the US to find both music and work, and if they were fortunate, music became work.

    I don't know what the dictionary says about the two terms, but as a practical matter, the two terms are not easily interchangeable.

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    Re: Immigrated vs migrated

    Thank you very much for the help, PROESL

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