"Él volvió a su país de origen."

Translation:He went back to his country of origin.

May 8, 2013



Why "came back" is not a correct solution?

January 21, 2014


I use word association strings to better define words. Think of volver in this way: volver - revolver - revolve.

Technically, volver could mean go back or come back, but it will depend on the point of reference. In this case, it's a third person point of reference, and we have no indication that the speaker of the sentence is also in the country of origin. If it was explicitly the mother telling the story of how her son "volvió a casa a vivir conmigo" (returned home to live with me), you could say "he came back home to live with me." But even in English it would be unusual to hear a third person narrator say "he came back to his country of origin." The narrator would say "he went back to his country of origin."

In this case, it's all about the frame of reference.

March 12, 2014


Original country is wrong? Why?

July 11, 2014


I agree with you. In normal English usage, "country of origin" and "original country" are completely synonymous. "Original country" is not wrong.

August 7, 2014


País de origen = native country?

May 6, 2014


More closely "country of origin," but "native country" is usually a good translation to use.

May 6, 2014


Is there a difference between volver and regresar? Does regresar refer more to returning something that was borrowed?

May 8, 2013


Land of origin - not accepted.

September 19, 2014


Well I am Jewish, but my country isn't really Israel.

October 28, 2014


is "He returned to his birthplace" incorrect?

September 17, 2013


"country of birth" should work shouldn't it?

November 20, 2013


Can "para" also be used for this sentence? Does anyone know the rules for using "para" vs "a" in that both can mean "to"?

November 1, 2014


Why can't it be country of birth?

January 8, 2016


After the fourth time

April 15, 2018


"He return to his country of origin." Oh, oh, English lesson.

April 5, 2019


I gave exactly the same answer, and it was marked wrong. Instead I was given the answer: "He went to their country of origin!"

September 1, 2019
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