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    (Original post by Ipsooo)
    Well I can sort of speak French too...but wouldn't dream of thinking in it. I use my first language so rarely that it just feels awkward now
    Did you learn french before english, or did you learn it in secondary school?
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    I learnt Polish & english almost simultaneously (Polish first but then I learnt english at 6, took me around 2+ years in an english speaking school, it's now better than my Polish)
    I can think in both languages, but since I live in england by default it's english :P When I visit my family for a month every year my mind switches to Polish.
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    So you are absolutely fluent in russian then, right? You can think in russian whenever you want, right?
    Yes, I can read and write, and also communicate in the manner as my peers. Total freedom
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I learnt Polish & english almost simultaneously (Polish first but then I learnt english at 6, took me around 2+ years in an english speaking school, it's now better than my Polish)
    I can think in both languages, but since I live in england by default it's english :P When I visit my family for a month every year my mind switches to Polish.
    Can you just answer these with a Yes/No answer. So it's a bit clearer for me. Thanks for that answer btw as well.

    1) Can you think in Polish?
    2) Can you think in English?
    3) Can you think in any other languages?
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    Random interesting fact: My girlfriend fluently speaks Portuguese and English (she's Brazilian but learnt English and uses it to communicate with me every day.) When I ask her this question, she literally can't tell which language she thinks in because it all mashes into one. I asked a few other bilingual people this and quite a lot say it's the same for them! I think that's quite interesting.
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    (Original post by EmmaL.AM)
    Random interesting fact: My girlfriend fluently speaks Portuguese and English (she's Brazilian but learnt English and uses it to communicate with me every day.) When I ask her this question, she literally can't tell which language she thinks in because it all mashes into one. I asked a few other bilingual people this and quite a lot say it's the same for them! I think that's quite interesting.
    Maybe she thinks in both?
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    (Original post by Gadero)
    Maybe she thinks in both?
    I think she does, but because they both blend together, it becomes hard to distinguish, hence why people say they don't really know which language they're using to think.
 
 
 
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