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Can bilinguals think in both of their languages?

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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    From birth. No I can only speak English and German.
    German Mother/ English Father? Were you born in the UK or Germany?
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    My boss speaks 4 lanugauges to a very high standard, and he says he thinks in them all 'depending on his mood'
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    German Mother/ English Father? Were you born in the UK or Germany?
    Yes my dad is German and my mom is English, I was born in the UK.
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    Yes my dad is German and my mom is English, I was born in the UK.
    So do you guys speak German at home? How did you pick up German?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    So do you guys speak German at home? How did you pick up German?
    No. We speak English. My dad taught me German.
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    No. We speak English. My dad taught me German.
    And now you can speak german fluently?
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    (Original post by Goaded)
    My boss speaks 4 lanugauges to a very high standard, and he says he thinks in them all 'depending on his mood'
    I'm guessing he is indian.
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    And now you can speak german fluently?
    Yes
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    I'm guessing he is indian.
    He is indeed
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    Yes
    So did you dad talk to you in german, when you were young? Do you think faster in English or faster in German?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    So did you dad talk to you in german, when you were young? Do you think faster in English or faster in German?
    Yes. I think more in English. I don't really think in German unless I am talking in German. I'd say I think 'faster' in English.
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    Yes. I think more in English. I don't really think in German unless I am talking in German. I'd say I think 'faster' in English.
    Can you think in german when thinking on your own?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    Can you think in german when thinking on your own?
    I could choose to do so, yes.
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    I could choose to do so, yes.
    But usually you think in english when thinking on your own, right?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    But usually you think in english when thinking on your own, right?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    Yes.
    What is it like thinking in German?
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    I know it's not quite the same but if you were born deaf what language would you think in?
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    (Original post by fg45344)
    What is it like thinking in German?
    It's the same as thinking in English I guess
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    (Original post by Blake Jones)
    I know it's not quite the same but if you were born deaf what language would you think in?
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    I can do it. It's not always a good thing though. In a French writing exam, I finished a 3 page essay in Spanish. Had to delete whole page.
 
 
 
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