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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.

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Hi there,

Leonardo DiCaprio is a USA citizen of Italian origin.

He is of Italian originl.

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

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

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Hi there,

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

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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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Hi there,

Is it correct to say like this?

I am of Spanish origin.

I am of Spanish descent.

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