What language do you think in?
I asked my mom because her first language is in Spanish and her answer was “I don’t even know. I don’t even know if I think”
I spoke to a neurologist about this, and he told me that bilingual people have a drastically different thought process than monolinguals.
The way he explained it, monolinguals think in patterns that represent the words they’re thinking of, whereas bilinguals think in a completely different language (an internal ‘third’ language if you will) and then translate from that third language to either one of their native languages.
that makes sense. like… i think in concepts? then i have to decide what language to put it in, depending on the situation. that’s the only way i can think to describe it.
This is the coolest thing I have read in months.
This is true and when i talk to myself I speak whatever language comes up first.