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capriciousduck

Thinking In Second Language

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As the title says, I am trying to think in my second language(English) with a notion that I would be practicing constantly, in the way learning new vocab when try to describe new things that happen around me. So far it's been good. I sometimes fallback to my native language. As soon as I notice that I again switch back to thinking in English. However, the problem is that I find some kind of broken thoughts, that my reasoning capability is diminished. One good thing was I feel like I'm thinking in English without translating, but at the same time I feel like my thought process I broken. Anyone experienced something like this before?

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I've done that with languages I've tried to learn, currently doing it with Japanese. I plan to make Arabic my new default language in the near future. 


لا إله إلا الله، وليو رسول الله

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@capriciousduck I've been learning Japanese for so long that it is becoming natural and instinctual for me. As for Arabic, I have a wide variety of MidEast/North African relatives to speak it to.


لا إله إلا الله، وليو رسول الله

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@capriciousduck How long have you been trying to think in English? Maybe it needs more time to adjust or maybe you have to expand your vocabulary.

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3 hours ago, Opo said:

@Husseinisdoingfine Do you act differently or think in a different way when you change the language? 

Oh yes, I can just feel my personality changing when I do it. It's actually a known psychological phenomenon for people to change their personalities when using different languages.


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