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    depends on what im doing

    if im reading a website that uses my native language, i think in that language
    if im reading tsr, i think in english

    same with speaking to people. being bilingual is not like knowing two languages, but rather knowing one big language with many ways of saying the same thing, you feel me
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I've always wondered about this. And whether you can think/feel some things in some languages that you can't in another
    not really, but sometimes you remember how to e.g. name an object in one language, but forget how to do it in the other.
    bit more awkward when you forget the name of that object in both languages and you have that image in your head and have to describe it by looks
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    (Original post by frostyy)
    depends on what im doing

    if im reading a website that uses my native language, i think in that language
    if im reading tsr, i think in english

    same with speaking to people. being bilingual is not like knowing two languages, but rather knowing one big language with many ways of saying the same thing, you feel me
    What about when thinking on your own?
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    I speak English and Tamil at home. I think in English outside of home and also in my dreams but for some reason I think in Tamil when I'm around family and relatives.
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    (Original post by jeuiuiu)
    What about when thinking on your own?
    depends on my last action
    for example after i posted i went downstairs to get a snack and thought to myself in english
    after speaking to my mother i'd think in my native language until I did something that required me thinking in english

    that's generally how it is, but it depends, sometimes I think one sentence in my native language and then randomly switch to english just because it's more convenient and quicker
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    (Original post by frostyy)
    depends on my last action
    for example after i posted i went downstairs to get a snack and thought to myself in english
    after speaking to my mother i'd think in my native language until I did something that required me thinking in english

    that's generally how it is, but it depends, sometimes I think one sentence in my native language and then randomly switch to english just because it's more convenient and quicker
    How many languages can you think in altogether?
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    Klingon and Parseltongue

    My weaker language however is Dothraki and I often think in that when I'm trolling student forums
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    (Original post by TheAdviser101)
    I speak English and Tamil at home. I think in English outside of home and also in my dreams but for some reason I think in Tamil when I'm around family and relatives.
    What about when thinking on your own?
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    (Original post by jeuiuiu)
    How many languages can you think in altogether?
    two
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    I am bilingual, speaking German and English, capable of thinking in my weaker language, the latter named one. Of course my native language is better in terms of pronounciation, vocabulary, grammar, expression, etc. But the foreign one is at a quite good level, I would say.
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    (Original post by jeuiuiu)
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    I am bilingual, speaking German and English, capable of thinking in my weaker language, the latter named one. Of course my native language is better in terms of pronounciation, vocabulary, grammar, expression, etc. But the foreign one is at a quite good level, I would say.
    So you think in German?
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    (Original post by jeuiuiu)
    So you think in German?
    Yes, I do. That is nothing special, as I am living in Germany and was growing up there.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    Yes, I do. That is nothing special, as I am living in Germany and was growing up there.
    Can you think in English? How many languages can you think in altogether?
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    I'm in no way an expert in the German language but sometimes I find myself accidentally switching from English to German when I'm writing :s
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    Persian and English. Persian being my weaker Language although I'm fluent in both.


    I think in English

    For some specific things, i think in Persian though like religious things and things relating to my family?


    But that's just me
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    (Original post by jeuiuiu)
    Can you think in English? How many languages can you think in altogether?
    Did I have not mention it before? yes, I can think in English. Altogether, I just think in those named languages.
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    (Original post by danielafshar)
    Persian and English. Persian being my weaker Language although I'm fluent in both.


    I think in English

    For some specific things, i think in Persian though like religious things and things relating to my family?


    But that's just me
    Can you think in Persian?
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    (Original post by jeuiuiu)
    Can you think in Persian?
    in the language like any other yeah
 
 
 
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