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    asking about nationality

    Hi,

    Is this question correct?

    What is your nationality?

    Thanks,

    Margarida


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    Re: asking about nationality

    Welcome to the forums.

    It is perfectly correct, if a little formal.


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    Re: asking about nationality

    Hi Anglika,

    Thanks for welcoming me and thanks for your quick answer. You were very helpful.

    Margarida

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    Re: asking about nationality

    It is correct usage, but in AmE the answer will vary, depending upon who is asking: a customs official or an acquaintance/friend/co-worker. The customs official wants to know your country of birth. A co-worker that asks me "What's your nationality?" wants to know my ethnic background (in my case, my mother is of Irish/German heritage, and my father is Czechoslovakian).

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