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Which languages do you think in (your head)?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Flowey, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Flowey

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    Despite English being my second language, it has become my head's official language. I think almost exclusively in English. I even learn new languages using English instead of my mother tongue. What's about you guys? Which languages does the voice in your head speak in?
     
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    Same, despite English not being my native language, English is the language I think in and speak the most in my daily life so I guess it's natural for my brain to have adopted it as "primary language".

    That being said, if I go home for a while and speak my native language extensively and hear it a lot then I naturally start thinking in my native language again.

    Same with Spanish when I am living in Spain, I think in Spanish or both Spanish and English depending on the day.

    So I think it varies a lot depending on my environement and how exposed I am to a language.
     
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    I'm the exact opposite: I usually think in my native language, Spanish, but sometimes when I get bored I start conversations in English in my head just to practise my vocabulary and skills.
     
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    Occasionally I think in Japanese but normally in English.
     
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    Mostly English (my home language) but occasionally Afrikaans (my second "first" language, lol) and sometimes French when I need to use it.
     
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    English. But I know a few French songs so I sing those too (mon coeur suvivra pour toi is a favourite)
     
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    I'm really impressed with anyone who thinks in something other than their native tongue. I've studied several languages and never even came close to thinking in any of them!
     
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    Most of the time I think in Czech, my native language, but sometimes I think in English as well, for example when I watch English movies or series and I comment on them in my head. The more I'm surrounded by English the more I tend to think in English. I bet I would be thinking more in English than Czech if living in an English speaking country.
    Sometimes when I have nothing to do, I find myself trying to think in French, Polish or Slovak, but that usually fails after a while, because my level in these languages is not that good as my Czech or English, it's more like a playing a game in my head rather than actually thinking about stuff.