What language do bilinguals think in?

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Is it their better language? Both? Can they think in their weaker language?
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My colleague at work speaks 5 languages, he said when he talks in another he thinks in that language and so on. if you didn't then you couldn't possibly ever be fluent because you would constantly be translating in your mind which would take too long
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Whatever they are using regularly.
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It depends , I speak 5 languages and I think most in 2 languages

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well im fluent in both my languages, but for me it really depends on the situation if everyone is speakin english i tend to think in my head in english and vice versa
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(Original post by im_back_kutta)
Is it their better language? Both? Can they think in their weaker language?
Depends on where you are I think, when I'm surrounded by one language 'A' I'm more likely to think in that language. But also if I'm somewhere where people only speak the language 'A' for a long time and then talk to people who speak language 'B' I still think in A. But often it's a mix of both
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I usually think in English but can think in both English and my mother tongue.
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(Original post by poo in loo)
I usually think in English but can think in both English and my mother tongue.
What is your mother tongue?
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Why do you care?
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(Original post by im_back_kutta)
What is your mother tongue?
sanskrit
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Why do you care?
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I know 3 languages but I think in english because it's my strongest one
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I know 3 languages but I think in english because it's my strongest one
Can you think in your other two languages? Are you fluent in all 3 languages? What age did you learn all 3 languages?
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Yooooooooooo. This is a pretty good question, you know?!

I speak both Arabic and English however I think in English as its my 1st language and probably because it is what I speak the most.
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Yooooooooooo. This is a pretty good question, you know?!
You won't say that once you encounter the exact same thread in a few weeks. And then a few weeks after that. And so on..
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(Original post by TheOtherSide.)
You won't say that once you encounter the exact same thread in a few weeks. And then a few weeks after that. And so on..
Hey, it doesn't appear as much.
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(Original post by im_back_kutta)
Can you think in your other two languages? Are you fluent in all 3 languages? What age did you learn all 3 languages?
I can think in all 3 languages if I force myself, but I think in english 99% of the time. I learned all 3 languages between the age of 0 to 12
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