Do bilinguals think in their weaker language?

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English and Tamil.
Can you think in any other languages?
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I tend to think in English (weak language) most of the time but when I'm around my family I think in Portuguese
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Can you think in any other languages?
I can think in German if I want to but I would need to speak it regularly for about a week or two to get my fluency back as it has been many years since I last spoke German on a regular basis.
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(Original post by asinghj)
I tend to think in English (weak language) most of the time but when I'm around my family I think in Portuguese
Can you think in any other languages, or just those 2?
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Can you think in any other languages, or just those 2?
Yeah I can think (and speak but not write) in Punjabi also
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Yeah only when im pissed
Thinking in it is fairly easy but when it comes to talking sometimes i cant get the words out for some reason :lol: even tho i understand it perfectly fine and speak it fine too its just slower than i would speak in English

Like if i was gonna cuss you out i would do it in English rather than Arabic but I could do both
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Yeah only when im pissed
Thinking in it is fairly easy but when it comes to talking sometimes i cant get the words out for some reason :lol: even tho i understand it perfectly fine and speak it fine too its just slower than i would speak in English

Like if i was gonna cuss you out i would do it in English rather than Arabic but I could do both
So you can think in Arabic?
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So you can think in Arabic?
Yeah... i mean dont you have to be able to think in a language to speak it?
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Yeah... i mean dont you have to be able to think in a language to speak it?
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And you can think in English? Can you think in any other languages?
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And you can think in English? Can you think in any other languages?
Er.. yeah

Nah i used to speak Dutch but forgot it
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Er.. yeah

Nah i used to speak Dutch but forgot it
So you can think in Arabic and English and no other languages, right?
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So you can think in Arabic and English and no other languages, right?
...yeah o_O
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I speak Spanish and English both fluently and I can think in either with no difficulty or change.
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I speak Spanish and English both fluently and I can think in either with no difficulty or change.
What age did you learn both languages?
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I speak Spanish and English both fluently and I can think in either with no difficulty or change.
What age did you learn both languages?
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What age did you learn both languages?
I was born in Spain but both my parents are British. I didn't reach full fluency in Spanish until I was around 15, but now I speak both languages perfectly.
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I was born in Spain but both my parents are British. I didn't reach full fluency in Spanish until I was around 15, but now I speak both languages perfectly.
So you can choose if you want to think in English or if you want to think in Spanish?
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So you can choose if you want to think in English or if you want to think in Spanish?
Rather than choosing, it depends on the situation, for example if I am studying ( I went to Spanish school so all my studies were completed in Spanish ) I will think in Spanish, but if I'm talking to someone in English or reading something in English I will think in English.
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Rather than choosing, it depends on the situation, for example if I am studying ( I went to Spanish school so all my studies were completed in Spanish ) I will think in Spanish, but if I'm talking to someone in English or reading something in English I will think in English.
But you could just choose if you wanted, like, "hey, i'm going to think in spanish for a bit"
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