Ever had you nationality mistaken?

266 posts  ·  created 5yr ago by Shineeshinee  ·  last post 4mo ago
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Shineeshinee
5yr ago
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permalink 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?

Shineeshinee
5yr ago
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permalink btw im Lebanese (mostly)

animebubble
5yr ago
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permalink People often say that I look Chinese, Hawaiian, Singaporean etc :)
I'm actually Japanese~ haha

MintyKid
5yr ago
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permalink 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.

YukiLee
5yr ago
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permalink lmfaooooooo that's awesome !

Serenes
5yr ago
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permalink 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.

jaden1992
5yr ago
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permalink 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

AZN
5yr ago
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permalink Im Philipino/Swedish but I always get misstaken for Japanese, Korean, Chinese etc....

cameraeyezz
5yr ago
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permalink 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.

elenko94
5yr ago
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permalink 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).

dotzcute90
5yr ago
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permalink 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

GazeRockSnob
5yr ago
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permalink Yep. Mistaken for Jamaican (common problem since I live in Jamaica) but Im actually American. :3

RuushiiHime
5yr ago
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permalink I get mistaken for a Chinese or American...
But I'm Australian/ Vietnamese who changes accents from American to British XD

Zeeppo
5yr ago
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permalink 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.

hamiam
5yr ago
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permalink I am Canadian Chinese but i've been mistaken for Korean, mix and native american LOL

Zeeppo
5yr ago
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permalink 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

Mamaredosukai
5yr ago
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permalink 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 :D

Mitsumi
5yr ago
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permalink Nope, not before. I guess it's because I'm a white girl in America XD

kagachi
5yr ago
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permalink ive been mistaken for japanese and korean

aceponkana
5yr ago
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permalink 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<

elenko94
5yr ago
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permalink You do look Japanese though XD At least in that pic :3

aceponkana
5yr ago
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permalink Oh really? Tnx :3 maybe it's cos of the lighting in my room! My skin is usually pink-ish light -_-

delilah
5yr ago
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permalink LOL. When I went to HK, some random Chinese nationals would just come up to me to ask something or whatever...I've been mistaken as Chinese (maybe because of my facial features) but I'm actually Filipino.

amuto45
5yr ago
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permalink yes because of my surname
i thought i'm half american
but i'm 100% filipino :D

ingridfrivoll
5yr ago
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permalink Yeah, but only once :D Somebody thought I was Canadian, though I'm actually Norwegian xD

Konanina
5yr ago
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permalink im greek by both parents and when i was abroad i was mistaken for french or dannish. and once someone asked me if i were a slav. dunno what that means, since i think people dont look alike in a whole country, i don't like stereotypes. everyone has different characteristics and colors. :D

yasoshlasuma
5yr ago
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permalink i am half french and half german, but my accent is a mix of both, so it sounds really weird. coz of my accent, i get mistaken for and american, an italian, an irish, an english and a scottish. some ppl have trouble understanding me coz there are alot of english words i cant pronounce... even tho i am aussie born lol

Amaranth
5yr ago
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permalink I always get mixed up for an American person or Canadian :p although I am Sauid/Syrian

Silverangel
5yr ago
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permalink People have mistaken me to be Indian or mixed with Asian roots. I'm actually African American, though, I can kind of see some resemblance. My skin is brownish bronze and my eyes are sort of shaped like most people of Asian decent. It's a compliment! ^_^

SkyHeArt
5yr ago
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permalink I'm a Chinese-Indonesian but people always say that i look like a Japanese .. -_-

ParkBommy
5yr ago
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permalink LOL I had a group of Mexican friends who thought I was Mexican for a whole year, one day I told them I was white and they where in shock and stopped talking to me :| that was back in middle school long ago. haha

OshareKeiLover
5yr ago
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permalink I'm Chinese, so I usually get mixed with other asian races.

sylmyc
5yr ago
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permalink Mistaken as Japanese or Vietnamese; and Korean once....but I'm actually Chinese born in Canada.

TsuTim
5yr ago
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permalink gets mistaken as Dodo Bird and end up in cages, or animal control

dencar
5yr ago
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permalink I've been mistaken as a Korean many times, locally and overseas. I was born and raised in the Philippines. My ethnicity is 1/2 Chinese and 1/2 Malay (Filipino).

MegumiDesu
5yr ago
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permalink I been mistaken for half-korean... -.- I'm full Japanese o.0 How I look half??

MegumiDesu
5yr ago
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permalink Ah... I mean I'm misteken for half-korean half-american....

Zeeppo
5yr ago
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permalink I was once mistaken for Mexican. Until the person heard me speak Spanish. The confusion did not last long. In fact they called me by a new name Gringo. I think it mean we love Americans. Well at least that is what I tell myself.

Irie13
5yr ago
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permalink [i]im full chinese but a lot of people think i am japanese...its not a big difference but a lot of people think that i am relate to a lot of other asians[/i]

YukiLee
5yr ago
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permalink Ahahah I once went to tunisia for vacation and well I've been made from several countries except mine LOL

ParisaWong
4yr ago
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permalink yes... I'm Singaporean Chinese and ever mistakenly as Japanese

weebllikespie
4yr ago
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permalink I'm 75% Vietnamese and 25% Chinese, but people have think I'm Japanese before >.<

direngreykyo666
4yr ago
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permalink someone thought i was Japanese when im white (i dont know how that was possible)

Kakumeinoyuuki
4yr ago
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permalink I'm eNglish, but I often get mistaken for being Spanish/Italian or some other mainland European nationality. I think it's because of my skin tone, eye colour and hair colour... hmm.. ^_^'

xeus
4yr ago
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permalink not my nationality.. mostly my ethnicity

Zeeppo
4yr ago
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permalink SOmeone asked me if I was part Chinese. Odd I never thought of myself as looking CHinese

hokuboshi713
4yr ago
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permalink Most people don't like to guess my race, I'm half Puerto Rican and half African-American but I'm mostly mistaken as an Asian Indian....this one dude kept asking me if I was a Hindu no matter how many times I told him I'm not Indian because he kept forgetting...

milktealover89
4yr ago
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permalink It's not my nationality that gets mistaken, but my ethnicity.

I'm Vietnamese, but I get mistaken as Chinese and Korean often. Even by Chinese and Korean people and sometimes they'll just come up to me and start speaking Mandarin/Cantonese or Korean and I'm just like... "Uhhh...I'm sorry." Guess I don't look like the "standard" Vietnamese girl.

Faby
4yr ago
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permalink Yup I'm Mexican , but sometimes people told me that I look like an indian girl.. because of the color of my skin, it isnt a big deal for me , there are a lot of cute indian girls out there : 3

soyokazeAFC
4yr ago
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permalink omg they mistake me for american, i dont even have my skin light its kinda tanned a bit I'm 100% mexican and proud


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