Io vivo in campagna

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ciccio
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Io vivo in campagna

Post by ciccio » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:12 am

I live in the country, or I live in the countryside?

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Peter
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Re: Io vivo in campagna

Post by Peter » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:50 am

ciccio wrote:I live in the country, or I live in the countryside?
Ciao ciccio, bentornato - non ti vedo da un po' di tempo.

To answer your question, you can say it either way, although I have to say I hear country more often than countryside. As you would say I live in the town so you can say I live in the country.

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Post by Geoff » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:53 am

In Australian English you would definitely say country. You would use countryside to say, for example "The countryside is pretty around here.".

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Post by brindge » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:55 pm

And in American English, it's the same, too!! How about that?? :) :)

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