Results 1 to 8 of 8
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 385
    #1

    immigrating vs emigrating

    Which one is correct?

    what do you think of immigrating to europe contries?
    what do you think of emigrating to europe contries?

    Thanks.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,501
    #2

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    Neither is correct.

    Start sentences with capital letters and use European countries, not europe contries.

    It's not clear what your sentences are supposed to mean.

    Rover

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 385
    #3

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    It means what is your opinion about leaving your own country and living im anither one for ever.

    I wanted to know waht is the difference between the the words in bold.

    He immigrated to Europe in 1983.
    He emigrated to Europe in 1983.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,501
    #4

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    We rarely use immigrate, although immigrant and immigration are common.

    So 'He emigrated to Europe in 1983' sounds much more natural.

    Rover

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 385
    #5

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    Thanks again for your answer.
    I think it sounds much more natural to you because you are from England. I'm curious to know what some users from North America think.

  1. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,103
    #6

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    It means what is your opinion about leaving your own country and living im anither one for ever.

    I wanted to know waht is the difference between the the words in bold.

    He immigrated to Europe in 1983.
    He emigrated to Europe in 1983.
    If you are living in Europe, you'd say "He immigrated to Europe." (He came to Europe.)
    If you are living in his native country, say Iran, you'd say, "He emigrated to Europe." (He went to Europe.)
    It depends on where the speaker is, not what he did.
    In either case, (or if you live in a third place) you can say, "He migrated to Europe."

    PS: In Australia, we have a government department called the Department of Immigration. This is because resources are needed for immigrants (to Australia) rather than for the less numerous emigrants (from Australia) who can leave as and when they want to, without government assistance. However, all these immigrants to Australia are emigrants from their native countries.
    Last edited by Raymott; 20-Jul-2011 at 19:45.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jul 2010
    • Posts: 385
    #7

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    Amazing answer

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,103
    #8

    Re: immigrating vs emigrating

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Amazing answer
    Thank you

Similar Threads

  1. worried about emigrating
    By empty nest in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Nov-2008, 10:51

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •