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Old 01-18-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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What city/areas in the USA would be most suitable for living for English second language Europeans?

Some Americans in some areas of the US get confused if you will when they meet non Americans.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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What city/areas in the USA would be most suitable for living for English second language Europeans?

Some Americans in some areas of the US get confused if you will when they meet non Americans.
I would say anywhere. 19.6% of US residents speak a language other than English at home, but if you want to be sure, most areas over 150,000 people have sizable populations of non-native English speakers.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Some Americans in some areas of the US get confused if you will when they meet non Americans.
I don't understand why Americans would become confused when meeting foreigners.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:59 PM
 
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I don't understand why Americans would become confused when meeting foreigners.
Most Americans only speak one language. Many Americans think the US is the world and have a limited understanding of things outside the country.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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Most Americans only speak one language. Many Americans think the US is the world and have a limited understanding of things outside the country.
I think you mean indifferent. We are indifferent towards foreigners and foreign things, except Toyota Camry's, le Big Mac, and tacos.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:03 PM
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Most Americans only speak one language. Many Americans think the US is the world and have a limited understanding of things outside the country.
A rather ignorant generalization, making you guilty of what you are accusing Americans.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I don't understand why Americans would become confused when meeting foreigners.
There are some Americans that get confused by people from out of their area.

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Most Americans only speak one language. Many Americans think the US is the world and have a limited understanding of things outside the country.
This could be said about anywhere. I don't think you'll have a problem, you won't be alone in your lingual status.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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I have always thought it was interesting to meet people from other countries but Western Europe being especially interesting.

Maybe the DC Area?
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Most Americans only speak one language. Many Americans think the US is the world and have a limited understanding of things outside the country.
That's an overused stereotype. America is about on the same level as their European counterparts. Also, America is substantially larger than European countries.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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NYC most likely, if you only can afford to live there. Though, compared to many "big" European cities, it's still relatively affordable. Has immigrant groups from probably every place on earth imaginable. Friend of mine spent 10 years as an expat, commented that no matter how funny your accent is, you'll blend right in. There's going to be tons of people who will have an even funnier accent than you.
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