Episode 1 - Arrivals

Introduce yourself: What is your name? Where are you from?


Peter 13

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Hello busuu community,
my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I live in Germany since 27 years ago.

Hello busuu community, my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I have lived in Germany for 27 years.

Peter 13

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Peter 13
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Hello dear merllan,

 

thanks for your correction.

I live in Germany since 27 years. No lived. :-)

 

Best regards

Peter

 

skypilot999

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Hello busuu community, my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I live in Germany since 27 years ago.
This is grammatically correct, but we would say it like Merllan has done. Saying, "I have lived..." does not imply that you are no longer living.

1enaW

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Hello Busuu community, my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I live in Germany for the last 27 years.

Good work!

You are right not to use "I have lived", but you can also say "I have been living in.."

andry402005

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Hello busuu community, my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I live in Germany since 27 years ago.1986.

 

Very Good Peter!

firewind

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Hello busuu community,
my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I live in Germany since 27 years ago.

Hello Busuu community,
my name is Peter and I'm from Austria, but I have been living in Germany since 27 years.

*I have been living* (= Verlaufsform) - ich lebe seit...... in (Zustand ist nach wie vor aktuell)

JoyNafisa

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My name is...

But I've lived in Germany for 27 years/Since 27 years ago I live in Germany.

A great effort Peter!!!I'm sorry I didn't write back,cause' I'm studying hard for my leaving examination..I'm gonna graduate in 3 months!Your English is pretty good nowadays!!!Keep on going Peter,when I finish the exams I'm gonna talk with you every day!^.^

Good luck and many greetings!:)

Joyy