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INTRODUCTION
Ryan: Hey everybody, I'm Ryan. Basic English Sentence Structure
Chihiro: Thanks for joining us, I'm Chihiro. In this lesson, you'll will learn how to say where you are from.
Ryan: This conversation takes place nowhere in particular.
Chihiro: The conversation is between Sonya and Javier.
Ryan: The speakers will be mentioning where they are from.
Chihiro: Ok, let’s listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

A: Hello, I am Sonya. I am Korean.
B: Hi, I'm Javier. I'm Panamanian.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
A: Hello, I am Sonya. I am Korean.
B: Hi, I'm Javier. I'm Panamanian.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Chihiro: Hmm, short dialogue!
Ryan; Yeah, we kept it short and sweet this time.
Chihiro: In English, the name of a country's primary language can be the same word as the nationality in that country.
Ryan: For example, "German" is the person and "German" is the language. However, many countries are different as well. For example, "Costa Rican" is the person and "Spanish" is the language.
Vocab list
Chihiro: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first one is:
Ryan: Korean [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Korea
Ryan: Korean [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Korean [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next we have…
Ryan: Panamanian [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Panama
Ryan: Panamanian [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Panamanian [natural native speed]
Chihiro: The next one is…
Ryan: Australian [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Australia
Ryan: Australian [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Australian [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next
Ryan: Chilean [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Chile
Ryan: Chilean [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Chilean [natural native speed]
Chihiro: The next one is…
Ryan: South African [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of South Africa
Ryan: South African [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: South African [natural native speed]
Chihiro: And the next one is…
Ryan: Sudanese [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Sudan
Ryan: Sudanese [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Sudanese [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next we have…
Ryan: New Zealander [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of New Zealand
Ryan: New Zealander [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: New Zealander [natural native speed]
Chihiro: And the next one is…
Ryan: Greenlandic [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Greenland
Ryan: Greenlandic [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Greenlandic [natural native speed]
Chihiro: And the next one is…
Ryan: Polish [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Poland
Ryan: Polish [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Polish [natural native speed]
Chihiro: And the last one is…
Ryan: Iraqi [natural native speed]
Chihiro: person born or an inhabitant of Iraq
Ryan: Iraqi [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: Iraqi [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Chihiro: Let's take a closer look at the endings for a few countries. Some countries end in -ian, such as Australians live in Australia.
Ryan: And some end in -ean, like Chileans from Chile.
Chihiro: Some are simply -an, as in a South Africans living in South Africa.
Ryan: And some end in -ese. We have the Sudanese in Sudan.
Chihiro: Next up is -er, who we have New Zealanders in New Zealand as an example.
Ryan: And one that is a little rare would be -ic such as Greenlandic for somebody from Greenland.
Chihiro: There's -ish for those who are Polish from Poland.
Ryan: And finally, just a single letter -i like Iraqis from Iraq.
Chihiro: Okay, we don't suggest you remember all of these, although if you do it would be great.
Ryan: But at least try to remember the ones that are perhaps in surrounding countries, and your own of course!

Lesson focus

Chihiro: Now, onto the grammar part, English word order is usually SVO - subject, verb, object. In other words, the subject comes first, then the verb, then the object. This is flexible sometimes, but you can never go wrong with this order.
Ryan: We use the verb "to be" to indicate the identity of something. We conjugate this irregular verb that as follows
Chihiro: Here are some examples of sentences using the verb "to be" to indicate nationality in the SVO order. Some may sound very short because of the contraction, but nevertheless, the SVO is there.
Ryan: Okay, we'll use different ethnicities to give you a variety of countries. Chihiro, the first example?
Chihiro: "I'm Pakistani."
Ryan: "We are Nigerian."
Chihiro: "She's British."
Ryan: "They are French."
Chihiro: You might want to use the non contracted regular form when you want to make a statement or when you want some emphasis.

Outro

Chihiro: That just about does it for this lesson.
Ryan: Ok, bye for now!
Chihiro: See you all soon!

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Hi everyone from Turkey.

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Hello, I am Zin Htet Oo. Please call me Zin and I am from Myanmar.

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Hi there Senay and Lex,


Thank you both for taking the time to post.


@Senay - Welcome from Eritrean! 👍


@Lex - You are right. Often there are nicknames for people from different areas/ states/ countries. For example, Australians are often called 'Aussies' and New Zealanders are often called 'Kiwis.'


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Hi I'm Senay. I am Eritrean.

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Hello,


Inside the countries there are states/cities, is there any way to say them to people from a specific state or city? For example, Texans for those who are from Texas, or Miamins for those who are from Miami.


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Hello Pd,


Thankyou for your post. I'm sorry you didn't see Iran in this lesson, there are so many countries in the world we couldn't use every country as an example or we'd be here all year reading it. 😄


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