"I am from ..." or "I come from ..."

Can the phrase “I come from somewhere” be used instead of the phrase “I am from somewhere”?
My answer is “No”. Am I right?

No replies! So weird!

I disagree, I think they are synonyms. And where is our teacher?

They are the same, but the trouble is that they’re both ambiguous. lol They can refer to place of origin or where you live currently.

Which one is more common?

Hi Richard,

I always thought the two are equivalent, but tend to use I come from more, just because I live in a foreign country. For this reason it sounds clearer to me somehow, that my country of origin is a different one from the one I live in.


They are equally frequent.


Thank you all.