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    orgiin

    Hi there,

    How can I describe a person who are English native speakers but his parents or grandparents come from other countries such as Italy? Can I say like this?


    John was born in USA and orginate from Italy.

    Thanks
    pete

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    Re: orgiin

    Hi there,

    Leonardo DiCaprio is a USA citizen of Italian origin.

    He is of Italian originl.

    pete

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    Re: orgiin

    An American-born citizen of Italian descent.
    (Not a teacher)

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    Re: orgiin

    John is a first generation American born of Italian parents.
    John is the American-born son of Italian immigrants.

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    Re: orgiin

    Hi there,

    So how can I put in a question if I want to know someone's origin/ descent?

    thanks
    pete

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    Re: orgiin

    If you had to ask this question, it would probably be something like "Where did your family come from originally?" or "Where did your ancestors live?"

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    Re: orgiin

    Hi there,

    Is it correct to say like this?

    I am of Spanish origin.

    I am of Spanish descent.

    Thanks
    pete

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    Re: orgiin

    The second is fine and what you are likely to hear.

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