a foreign country

A "foreign country" is any country that's outside of the one that you're talking about.

That might mean:

  • a country that you were not born in
  • a country that you do not live in
  • a country that's not the main topic of discussion

For example, if you were born in Korea and you recently moved to Canada, you can say this about Canada:

It's hard living in a foreign country.

But if you're talking to other Canadians, you can also say:

I was born in a foreign country.

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