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robjen
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:12:50 PM
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(1) He really enjoys working with people from multicultural backgrounds.

(2) He really enjoys working with people from multicultures.


My non-native English speaking friend said my first sentence is okay. Then, he revised it slightly.

Does the word,"multiculture", exist? Thanks.

FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:56:25 PM

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robjen wrote:
(1) He really enjoys working with people from multicultural backgrounds.

(2) He really enjoys working with people from multicultures.


My non-native English speaking friend said my first sentence is okay. Then, he revised it slightly.

Does the word,"multiculture", exist? Thanks.



No, although you might hear it said quite often today.

Multicultural and multiculturalism are valid, however.




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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:15:41 PM

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I did not find "multiculture(s)" in the TFD or other dictionaries but I found them in the wiktionary.

multicultures

multiculture


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RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 7:01:28 PM

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FROSTY X RIME wrote:
I did not find "multiculture(s)" in the TFD or other dictionaries but I found them in the wiktionary.

multicultures

multiculture

In general, the general internet public enters words into Wiktionary. Apparently, many of the more active people are (as kindly as I can) less knowledgeable than one might wish. It is not a reliable source for standard definitions or word usage. Think of it more as another Urban Dictionary, but perhaps a bit less aimed at shocking.
Andrew Schultz
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 9:48:10 AM

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"people from many cultures" seems better, but it's unclear. "Multicultural people" is a possibility.

The thing is that someone might be multicultural if, say, their father is French and their mother is German. So we need to differentiate between people who are multicultural (parents from different countries) and groups (people from several different countries.) While it's likely someone who enjoys working with one enjoys working with the other, it's not 100% specific.

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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 3:09:54 PM

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He really enjoys working with people from various cultures.
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 11:22:29 PM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
He really enjoys working with people from various cultures.

AGREE! Applause
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