by Kitty Nash
To "emigrate" is to leave one's country for residence in another. Example: I emigrated from my home country.
To "immigrate" is to come into a country of which one is not a native. Example: The person arrived in the new country as an immigrant.
Practice What You've Learned
- Click the term that correctly completes each sentence.
- If I leave my homeland to live in another country, I (emigrate) (immigrate) from my homeland.
- If I come to live in a new country, I (emigrate) (immigrate) to my new homeland.
- My forefathers (emigrated) (immigrated) to the United States.
- Did your ancestors (emigrate) (immigrate) from Holland?
- Recently, many (emigrants) (immigrants) have left Mexico to go to the United States.
- In the late 1800s some (emigrants) (immigrants) left their homes in northern Europe and went directly to the Midwestern United States.
- Did your ancestors (emigrate) (immigrate) from Germany?
- The early 1900s saw periods of (emigration) (immigration) to the United States from southern Europe.
- My family (emigrated) (immigrated) from Vietnam and settled here in 1975.
- Chacho's parents (emigrated) (immigrated) from their homeland to Argentina.