I have countlessly been mistaken for other nationalities (most commonly Turkish or Greek) so I was wondering, has anyone else has had their nationality mistaken?
btw im Lebanese (mostly)
People often say that I look Chinese, Hawaiian, Singaporean etc
I'm actually Japanese~ haha
Yeah I have a few time. Because of the area I work and I'm dark skinned people always think I'm Haitian and start speaking French or Creole to me. But really I'm Jamaican.
lmfaooooooo that's awesome !
I'm caucasian, and I'm not mistaken for that. But, I am Australian, and everywhere I've gone in the world I have been mistaken for an American. I can't stand it.
It can't be helped though because you can't really distinguish between a white person from America, Australia, UK, Canada etc without hearing them talk.
Usually I get mistaken for an Australian but only by foreigners. When I say I am from New Zealand some people haven't even heard of it
Im Philipino/Swedish but I always get misstaken for Japanese, Korean, Chinese etc....
Yes. I am Native American, but there are times that I have been mistaken for someone of Hispanic origin. Mainly because of my tanned complexion plus my dark hair and eyes. Also, to most foreigners when I state what ethnicity I am, they will assume that I am just saying I am native to America (which in a sense, I am) or when I use the American term "Indian", they will automatically believe I have some sort of blood relation to someone from India.
At first, I didn't think it was that complicated, but after I met my foreign exchange partner, I had to re-think the way I described my origins. America is a mixture of many cultures, so I can see how it can be difficult.
Ahh, a couple of kids wondered what nationality I actually were once. Since I got brown/green eyes and dyed brown hair they thought I was a foreigner for some reason. (basically because I wasn't blonde, blue eyed and dumb).
i dont know how many times already i've been told by people esp when they met me for the first time, they thought i came from India (Indian), when i said i'm pure Indonesian , they didnt believe it at first time until i showed them my parents pic even some people said maybe my parents took wrong baby home, lol
Yep. Mistaken for Jamaican (common problem since I live in Jamaica) but Im actually American. :3
I get mistaken for a Chinese or American...
But I'm Australian/ Vietnamese who changes accents from American to British XD
Yes I once had someone think I was a Canadian. I said I am an American. I am armed to the teeth. My bacon is bacon and not ham.
So I shot him in the leg. He will not make that mistake again.
I am Canadian Chinese but i've been mistaken for Korean, mix and native american LOL
Thank you I am to make people laugh. I only shot him to wound. I just wanted him to learn the difference between Canucs and Yanks
I'm Cambodian and White but I get mistaken all the time . I've been mistaken as being Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese, Indian, Spanish, Filipino, Malaysian, Indonesian, and many more haha
Nope, not before. I guess it's because I'm a white girl in America XD
ive been mistaken for japanese and korean
Usually mistaken as Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.. but I dnt think i do cos my skin isn't as light and my nose is flat xD
<<<---observe my pic.
I'm 100% Filipino btw. >u<