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    Default Do you dream in Spanish?

    I noticed a funny thing the other night when I woke up from a dream.
    The RD is on my mind a lot and I will be back soon after being there for November.
    I found that I was dreaming in Spanish and about the RD quite a bit. Have to say that I love it there, mostly, and certainly enjoy my time there but to dream in Spanish was something new.
    Part of 'assimilation' maybe?
    (BTW I'm English speaking Canadian)

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    Default "dominican Dreaming"

    I wish i could dream or even talk in spanish...............does a dream about drowning in mangu count

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    Yes I do, but I live here since '93 and speak spanish all day long.....
    (I'm Italian)

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    I am English speaking and have started learning a few languages as an adult without having much natural aptitude for it. I battle away for a few months at the grammar without much result then the first indication that I am making the breakthrough is when I wake up with a word or phrase from that language on my brain. From around that time I am able to converse (albeit very basic stuff) without having to translate in my head first.

    Another issue is that our minds can play tricks. How do we know that we actually dream in any one language? Maybe our dreams lie at a lower level of the subconscious than language and we "interpret" them as being in English, Spanish, or whatever only when we wake up?

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    I am lucky enough to speak four languages fluently, English, Spanish, French and Italian. I have had dreams in all 4 languages. This is quite normal, and quite often I find that the last language I spoke before I went to sleep usually determines my dream. I also think a lot in those languages without realizing. As I live here in the D.R. I find myself thinking in either English or Spanish as that is the two main languages I use on a daily basis. If I am with a group of French or Italian speaking people then my brain automaticaly changes to that language and what I am thinking at the time will also be in that language.
    I used to work on a cruise ship for 5 years and at any given time I would have to speak all 4 languages quite literaly at the same time, having questions fired at me from all directions,and my brain adjusted to each one and then right back to another.
    Good to know that at least some part of my brain is still working.
    It is a well known fact that your brain is healtier when you can speak another language as it is more active than a person that speaks just one....so for those of you out there that only speak one language, time to get those Spanish books out...lol

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    drat ...i hate you ...I cant
    even think in english and thats my native language....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tee View Post
    I am lucky enough to speak four languages fluently, English, Spanish, French and Italian. I have had dreams in all 4 languages.
    Me too, and wouldn't you know it, the lady in my dream was speaking Greek.....

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    My native language is Danish but I hardly ever speak it. Only English and Spanish. So I most of the time I think in English or Spanish. Only when I count money I really have to concentrate and then I think and speak in Danish.

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    Default I don't know

    I have a hard time remembering my dreams let alone which language there in.

    does this happen to anybody else. Maybe I lead a boring life and have nothing exciting to dream about. Or maybe I live out my dreams in real life so I have no need to dream.

    I'm confused?

    or dreaming.....

    Help....

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    I dont remember the language I dream in either. Sometimes I understand the meaning of a dream.

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