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#1
Alright, so I'm actually an American.
My mother married a German when I was 2, and at 9 years old we moved to Germany. I obviously had to learn german, and speak both english and german fluently.

But it's really weird being bilingual, because alot of times you don't even notice what language you're speaking in, or you tell friends of yours jokes that make no sense because you're thinking in the other language.


Any other bilingual UG'ers out there?
#3
What language do you think in?

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#5
Well not really but I can speak English rather darn well. Sometimes think in it, too.
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#6
Hrmmm...


I only had this problem in first grade.
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#7
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What language do you think in?

this is a question every bilingual person has heard millions of times.

the answer is: it depends.
#9
I have studied bilingualism from infancy at university.

Coreysmonster, on average you have a higher IQ, are better at languages and have a higher concentration, but are less good at maths
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Alright, so I'm actually an American.
My mother married a German when I was 2, and at 9 years old we moved to Germany. I obviously had to learn german, and speak both english and german fluently.

But it's really weird being bilingual, because alot of times you don't even notice what language you're speaking in, or you tell friends of yours jokes that make no sense because you're thinking in the other language.


Any other bilingual UG'ers out there?

If you got trouble with 2 languages, imagine me with 4 -_-''
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#11
I was born in the USA and moved to England when I was 3 (my parents were English though).

Not exactly different languages but I got teased at first for calling the letter Z 'zee' instead of 'zed'.

Those were rough times. Just when I thought I had the alphabet down...
#12
i speak both English and Greek, however my English is far superior to my Greek, so the majority of my speech/thinking is done in English.
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#13
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this is a question every bilingual person has heard millions of times.

the answer is: it depends.

When you read this, right here, THIS, are you subconsciously translating it into German or English.

When you think of a reply, what did you think of it in first?
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#14
English and Spanish.

I think in English.
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English and Dutch here


Same pour moi, though I do know a bit of German and French too ('twas mandatory in high school)

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When you read this, right here, THIS, are you subconsciously translating it into German or English.

When you think of a reply, what did you think of it in first?


When I read that I read it in English, and keep it in English. I just 'get' what it means, so there's no need for me to translate. When I reply to it, everything's in English, too.
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I have studied bilingualism from infancy at university.

Coreysmonster, on average you have a higher IQ, are better at languages and have a higher concentration, but are less good at maths

buh wuh?

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I was born in the USA and moved to England when I was 3 (my parents were English though).

Not exactly different languages but I got teased at first for calling the letter Z 'zee' instead of 'zed'.

Those were rough times. Just when I thought I had the alphabet down...


mother of christ, I know what you mean. In germany, they teach english from the 5th grad on, but of course they teach the "proper" British english, and thus my "Zee" was declared false and wrong.

also, one english teacher said that "physician" is the same as a "physiscist"
#17
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When you read this, right here, THIS, are you subconsciously translating it into German or English.

When you think of a reply, what did you think of it in first?


That's a rephrasing of the same question

Why would you translate something when it's already in a language you understand?
#18
I am fluent in both English and Glasgow Ned, as Glasgow Ned is constantly evolving it can be tough but i get by with hand gestures and offering them a smoke.
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#19
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Same pour moi, though I do know a bit of German and French too ('twas mandatory in high school)


We have a lot in common then

You also follow Latin by any chance?
#21
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Well not really but I can speak English rather darn well. Sometimes think in it, too.

I think that every dutchy speaks at least two languages. It's just our culture to learn a lot of other languages besides Dutch. And I think it's weird that I too sometimes think in English
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#22
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What language do you think in?


I don't know you very well, but I question that.

As far as I'm aware Abishek was born in India, and even if he wasn't it's not unlikely that, as he is of that descent, that he would have learned the language from birth.

English and Gaeilge (Irish) right here. Heavily biased towards English though, as Gaeilge is useless for eveyday and I seldom have occasion to speak it unless talking to some of my mates or my grandmother.
I do think in Irish occasionally, as I found myself doing today.
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#24
Well i sometimes think in english, and i speak it preatty darn well. Not the same as being bilingual tho, thats a shame. But i gues growing up with cartoonnerwork taught me english.
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#25
Spanish and Catalan here, since birth. At home I speak Spanish, and with my school friends too, but now at university I always speak Catalan. And since I've always used both more or less equally, I can naturally think in both languages.
I also find myself thinking in English without even wanting it sometimes, but I'm obviously not as fluent.
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#26
I speak English and German fluently. Learned them both simultaneously as a very young child.
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Spanish and Catalan here, since birth. At home I speak Spanish, and with my school friends too, but now at university I always speak Catalan. And since I've always used both more or less equally, I can naturally think in both languages.
I also find myself thinking in English without even wanting it sometimes, but I'm obviously not as fluent.

I know that Castellano and Catalan are technically two different laguages, but I personally wouldn't count them as such.
It's kinda like comparing Deutsch with Plattdeutsch, which is the same thing with a couple of different words, like Castellano and Catalan.
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I don't know you very well, but I question that.


...

Why?
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#29
Bilingual? Try quadrilingual, bitches.
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#30
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Bilingual? Try quadrilingual, bitches.

Multilingual, learn to English


Which languages do you speak?
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#32
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Multilingual, learn to English


Which languages do you speak?


Yeah I'm also calling you on this kjell
#33
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I know that Castellano and Catalan are technically two different laguages, but I personally wouldn't count them as such.
It's kinda like comparing Deutsch with Plattdeutsch, which is the same thing with a couple of different words, like Castellano and Catalan.


I bet he won't take kindly to you saying that lol

I wish I was bi-lingual. I intend to learn Welsh after uni.

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#34
I am good with bastardized english, and I can speak a couple of words in spanish, french, and german. 90% insults.
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Multilingual, learn to English


Which languages do you speak?

http://www.yourdictionary.com/quadrilingual

I speak swedish, english, norwegian, danish and a little german, french and spanish.

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Yeah I'm also calling you on this kjell


Yeah you would call me on that
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#38
Yeah, bilingual Spanish/English. Currently I alternate a lot between Spain and the UK so it varies a lot, but normally I prefer to read in English and speak in Spanish. 90% of the time I swear it's in Spanish.
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http://www.yourdictionary.com/quadrilingual

I speak swedish, english, norwegian, danish and a little german, french and spanish.


Yeah you would call me on that


Huh, I always thought you spoke Italian as well for some reason.

Curiosity satisfied

By the way what is the word for pojke in Danish/Norwegian?
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http://www.yourdictionary.com/quadrilingual
I speak swedish, english, norwegian, danish and a little german, french and spanish.


Multilingual is the generally accepted term for someone who speaks more than two languages.
****ing continentals and yer multiple languages.
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