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What languages do you speak and what language do you think in?

I thought I'd make another thread, as this thread will be much clearer than the last. All I want from you wonderful people is the following....

Language or Languages I speak:
Language or Languages I think in:


I'll start first...

Language or Languages I speak: English, Gujarati
Language or Languages I think in: English

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Reply 1
Original post by godd
I thought I'd make another thread, as this thread will be much clearer than the last. All I want from you wonderful people is the following....

Language or Languages I speak:
Language or Languages I think in:


I'll start first...

Language or Languages I speak: English, Gujarati
Language or Languages I think in: English


I'm a native English speaker and am learning Japanese, German and going to start Norwegian soon. I try to think in the languages each individually as often as I can :smile:

Languages I speak: English, German and Japanese.
Languages I think in: English, German and Japanese.
(edited 9 years ago)
Reply 2
Original post by xmertic
I'm a native English speaker and am learning Japanese, German and going to start Norwegian soon. I try to think in the languages each individually as often as I can :smile:


Follow the format please!! :tongue:
Thanks for the input as well though.
Reply 3
Original post by godd
Follow the format please!! :tongue:
Thanks for the input as well though.


Didn't read the format ahha :smile:

But I edited anyway :smile:
(edited 9 years ago)
Reply 4
Language or Languages I speak: English
Language or Languages I think in: English

I don't know what you expected :closedeyes:
Reply 5
Language I speak in - English
Language I think in - gibberish
Reply 6
bump
Reply 7
Speak - English but in a Scots dialect so I don't pronounce or say most words the same way the English do.
Think - same as above.
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Language or Languages I speak: English, French, Spanish
Language or Languages I think in: English and French, sometimes Spanish if I need to use it
Reply 9
Original post by rockrunride
Language or Languages I speak: English, French, Spanish
Language or Languages I think in: English and French, sometimes Spanish if I need to use it


Is there one language which is stronger? And so why don't you think in that stronger language?
Reply 10
Language or Languages I speak: English. Cantonese, Mandarin
Language or Languages I think in: Mostly English, Cantonese more when I was younger
Original post by godd
Is there one language which is stronger? And so why don't you think in that stronger language?


I have a better vocabulary and can articulate better in French.
Reply 12
Original post by rockrunride
I have a better vocabulary and can articulate better in French.


So why don't you think in french most of the time if your french is best?
Original post by godd
So why don't you think in french most of the time if your french is best?


Because I'm a native English speaker and it would be too much effort to think in a foreign language :p:
Reply 14
Original post by rockrunride
Because I'm a native English speaker and it would be too much effort to think in a foreign language :p:


But if you are a native english speaker, how is your french better than your english? Did you channel hop a lot?
Original post by godd
But if you are a native english speaker, how is your french better than your english? Did you channel hop a lot?


Nah, my English is better than my French. French is the stronger of the two foreign languages I can communicate in, so I have a more developed faculty to think in French. However I can also think in Spanish if need be.
Reply 16
BUMP
Languages I speak: English, German, Spanish (not to fluency though)

Languages I think in: English

My German and Spanish aren't good enough to think in properly, so I stick to English
Reply 18
BUMP
Reply 19
Original post by AdamCee
Languages I speak: English, German, Spanish (not to fluency though)

Languages I think in: English

My German and Spanish aren't good enough to think in properly, so I stick to English


Is the German to relative fluency?

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