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    (Original post by mrahim)
    No other language.
    Really, you can't think in Bengali?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    Really, you can't think in Bengali?
    Depends on who I am talking to. COrrect answer is billingual people fluent in both languages change their default based on who they are talking to.
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    you think in english or urdu in your head?
    Definitely English, I think I'm more fluent in English. How about you?
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    (Original post by undercxver)
    Definitely English, I think I'm more fluent in English. How about you?
    But can you think in Urdu if you wanted to?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    But can you think in Urdu if you wanted to?
    Yeah I guess so? I think in Urdu if I'm speaking in Urdu.
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    (Original post by undercxver)
    Yeah I guess so? I think in Urdu if I'm speaking in Urdu.
    Can you think in Urdu when thinking on your own?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    Can you think in Urdu when thinking on your own?
    Ummm I don't think I do. How about you?
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    (Original post by undercxver)
    Ummm I don't think I do. How about you?
    I know you don't, but can you make yourself?

    I just speak English lol.
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    I know you don't, but can you make yourself?

    I just speak English lol.
    Well if I can speak English and Urdu (being more fluent in English) I can make myself think in Urdu but naturally I'd start thinking in English again. If I'm talking to someone in Urdu then thats different.
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    I'm nowhere near fluent in Japanese but I do think in it sometimes.
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    yes i can think in a few languages
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    I know how to speak them, but I don't think in both of the foreign languages.
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    (Original post by zanner)
    yes i can think in a few languages
    Which are those, what age did you learn them?
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    (Original post by undercxver)
    Well if I can speak English and Urdu (being more fluent in English) I can make myself think in Urdu but naturally I'd start thinking in English again. If I'm talking to someone in Urdu then thats different.
    So you can think in urdu when thinking on your own?
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    (Original post by undercxver)
    Definitely English, I think I'm more fluent in English. How about you?
    60/40 English and Arabic ... takes me time to actually think to speak in Urdu
    even though I'm rubbish at it. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    60/40 English and Arabic ... takes me time to actually think to speak in Urdu
    even though I'm rubbish at it. :dontknow:
    So what languages can you think in and what age did you learn them?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    So what languages can you think in and what age did you learn them?
    I can think in English + Arabic as it comes naturally to me @mother tongue so didn't really learn them.
    I'm 1/2 Arab, 1/2 south Asian but rubbish at Urdu hardly speak it though I understand some basic stuff.


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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    I can think in English + Arabic because its my mother tongue so didn't really learn them. I'm 1/2 Arab, 1/2 south Asian but rubbish at Urdu hardly speak it though I understand some basic stuff.


    wbu?
    Just English.

    So you can choose between thinking in English and thinking in Arabic?
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    I tend to think in both English and Urdu, sometimes rarely in Arabic too
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    I tend to think in both English and Urdu, sometimes rarely in Arabic too
    So what languages can you think in and what age did you learn those languages?
 
 
 
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