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I'm trilingual, and I think only in english.
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yes they do, why couldnt they if they were fluent? I dream in both too!
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(Original post by fandom-queen)
I'm trilingual, and I think only in english.
What are your other 2 languages? What age did you learn all 3 languages? Can you think in your other 2 languages?
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yes they do, why couldnt they if they were fluent? I dream in both too!
What are your 2 languages? What age did you learn both languages? Can you think in 2 languages?
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Yes, if you can say something in the language then you can think it too. I'm trilingual and tend to think in the same language I am post frequently speaking in/am surrounded by.
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Yes, if you can say something in the language then you can think it too. I'm trilingual and tend to think in the same language I am post frequently speaking in/am surrounded by.
What languages can you think in?
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I'm bilingual and tend to base the language I think about around either my mood or environment. If not then I sometimes do this odd thing where I alternate the languages back and forth in my mind so my mind has each word in a different language.
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What are your 2 languages? What age did you learn both languages? Can you think in 2 languages?
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What are your other 2 languages? What age did you learn all 3 languages? Can you think in your other 2 languages?
I speak bengali, english and hindi. Bengali is my mother tongue, Hindi I learnt at school, from......when I was 3, English I learnt parallel to bengali.
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I speak bengali, english and hindi. Bengali is my mother tongue, Hindi I learnt at school, from......when I was 3, English I learnt parallel to bengali.
So you can think in English, Bengali and Hindi?
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I'm bilingual and tend to base the language I think about around either my mood or environment. If not then I sometimes do this odd thing where I alternate the languages back and forth in my mind so my mind has each word in a different language.
Wouldn't you just think in your stronger language?
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So you can think in English, Bengali and Hindi?
No, just english. English is the language I always read and write in, as well, even though I speak in Bengali and hindi at home and with many friends. Thus, I think i'm more exposed to the language and thus, subconsciously think in it, as well.
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If you live in the country of your second language, you often tend to think mostly in your native language, but often mix it with words, phrases and grammar constructs of the second. Also if you spend the whole day talking in the second language you often just come home and think for the first hour or so in language #2 before switching back to language #1
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Wouldn't you just think in your stronger language?
Because I don't have a stronger language, as far as I'm concerned they both stand on an equal level in my mind.
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No, just english. English is the language I always read and write in, as well, even though I speak in Bengali and hindi at home and with many friends. Thus, I think i'm more exposed to the language and thus, subconsciously think in it, as well.
But can you make yourself think in Bengali and Hindi?
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It depends on my mood if I'm angry or annoyed I think purely in Dutch and if I'm tired I tend to blur the two and get really confused.
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It depends on my mood if I'm angry or annoyed I think purely in Dutch and if I'm tired I tend to blur the two and get really confused.
What languages can you think in?
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I speak and think in 2 languages
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