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Old October 13, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Estuve or naci?

if i want to say i was born in the united states i thought it was estuve naci but it cant be because estuve is a complete derivative of estar but estar describes temporary characteristics and locations so i would have to use the complete derivative of ser which is fui

so would it be fui naci or just naci?

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Old October 13, 2008, 07:54 PM
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I think that you must the word, was born to say where you are from.


I was born in Mexico. This is only an example.
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Old October 13, 2008, 08:27 PM
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Nací en Estados Unidos.
= I was born in the United States.
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It helps if you think of "nacer" as meaning "to be born" (the whole phrase).
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So, what you say is :Nací en los Estados Unidos (EE UU).You can also say: Soy de EE UU (I'm from the USA).Estuve en los Estados Unidos means I spent a short time in the States. I suppose it's gramatically correct to say estaba nacido en EE UU but it sounds a less usual to me. It would be interesting to hear what native Spanish speakers think. Estuve nacido sounds really strange. I do not recommend using it in common speech-- maybe in poetry or science fiction.
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So, what you say is :Nací en los Estados Unidos (EE UU).
You can also say: Soy de EE UU (I'm from the USA).Estuve en los Estados Unidos means I spent a short time in the States.
I suppose it's gramatically correct to say estaba nacido en EE UU but it sounds a less usual to me.
It would be interesting to hear what native Spanish speakers think. Estuve nacido sounds really strange.
I do not recommend using it in common speech-- maybe in poetry or science fiction.
Nací en los Estados Unidos is quite correct.

To tell you the truth I don't think there are any other options.

There are other ways of giving the same message, i.e.
-Soy originario de los EEUU.
-Soy de los EEUU.
-Soy Americano.
-Soy estadounidense.

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Even though I personally think it sounds strange, I've come to learn that many hispanohablantes do not say the article los before Estados Unidos. You can say it either way, though.

Some countries do have an article in their official name and it must be used (El Salvador), but there is no rule otherwise. En España, suelen decir Argentina. En Argentina, suelen decir la Argentina. So, I say, "When in Rome ..."
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I don't agree with the phrase Estube nacido donde SEA, it's very strange and in really it does not hang, I think that the way correct to say where you was born is exactly so,

I was born in Mexico

Naci en Mexico

Not

Yo nacido en Mexico
Nacido en Mexico.

I'm sorry but it's my way to think the situation.
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I don't agree with the phrase Estube nacido donde SEA, it's very strange and in really it does not hang, I think that the way correct to say where you was born is exactly so,

I was born in Mexico

Naci en Mexico

Not

Yo nacido en Mexico
Nacido en Mexico.

I'm sorry but it's my way to think the situation.
But.....you will find t-shirts and other things that say "Hecho en Mexico"...but I guess we're talking about where you were born not where you were procreated............

The complete phrase is......

Lo hecho en México está bien hecho!

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Yeah, Elaina, you are right Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

Le hecho en México esta bién hecho. Como yo te dije antes? jijijijijii.
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