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I know that immigrate means to move into a new place and emigrate means to move out of a place ,but how do I say that I moved from canada to US? Can I say I immigrated to US from Canada? And/Or I emmigrated from Canada to US?
I immigrated to the US from Canada
I emmigrated from Canada to the US
i am yet confusing the words immigrate emigrate and migrate (is there anything else ?=)
migrate is used for general movement.
Immigration and Emigration are specific type of migrations
emigrate - migrate from a place ( "E" in the Emigrate is like Exit, so it reminds me of exiting or leaving a place and that's how I used to differentiate between emigrate and immigrate)
ex. - Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period.
immigrate - migrate to a new location ( "I" in the Immigrate is like In, so it reminds me of going into a new place)
ex. - Only few plants can immigrate to this island.
Hope this helps
Blue LuckThanks guys.You're welcome, Blue Luck. I liked this latter explaination of yours.
I emigrated from Canada to the US.
Both of these are correct sentences, but the first places more emphasis on the fact that you are now in the U.S., and the second stresses the fact that you have left Canada.
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