Student or Learner
What is difference between:
1. What is your nationality? and
2. What nationality are you?
and what is more common in daily usage?
Thanks for your help.
Thank you for the quick reply.
Now one more.
Why are some words written in red, in my threat above? ( the , which one) Were that mistakes somehow? I canīt figure it out.
Oh silly me
Thank you, now I understand the way you work. That was a great help to me.
***** NOT A TEACHER *****
(1) Just a cultural note that may interest you.
(2) If you visit the United States, be careful about asking someone about
(3) For some people, this is just another way to ask about a person's
race. Most people do not want to ask "What is your race?" because it
sounds so direct and rude. So some people use (incorrectly) the word
I echo the above. I used to work at an airport where arriving passengers were required to complete a form.
In the box marked "Nationality" they were required to write the nation from which they held a passport (British, American/USA, Mexico, Malaysia etc). Mainly with American passengers, we frequently found such things as "Caucasian" or "African American" in that box, which in BrE would be "race" or "ethnic origin".
American travellers said that had the box been marked "Citizenship" they would have written "American".
So there is a difference in meaning depending on where you are. In BrE, nationality certainly has nothing to do with race or ethnic origin, it's entirely what passport you hold (or would hold if you had one).
Thank you all for your comments and notes. I think I got the point.
Good night from Germany