Do you ever dream in a foreign language?

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by luka82, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. luka82

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewhere
    Do you? :smile:
     
  2. D_Kitten_Kaboodle

    D_Kitten_Kaboodle Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,322
    Likes Received:
    39
    LOL, well considering I don't speak another language, that would be a 'negatory' ;)
     
  3. luka82

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewhere
    Fansi, ju spik d langvidž ov lav!
    (Fancy, you speak the language of love - Serbian transcription- LOL)
     
  4. D_Kitten_Kaboodle

    D_Kitten_Kaboodle Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4,322
    Likes Received:
    39
    LOL Luka... no need for translation on that.. I got it "da furst tyme..."
     
  5. MickeyLee

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2008
    Messages:
    11,782
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    Location:
    neverhood
    i speak Japanese in my sleep. mumbling away about who knows what.

    heaps of dreams in french. sometimes people in my dreams are speaking languages other than english. sometimes i can understand 'em. other times i dream in sub-titles.
     
  6. D_Sharon Taint

    D_Sharon Taint Account Disabled

    Joined:
    May 3, 2011
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, but this morning I dreamed that I owned a miniature bull that grinned and wore psychadelic sunglasses and a ballcap. :bigeyes2:
     
  7. Pandora77

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,155
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    279
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Germany
    I often dream in english. Usually I dream the language of love, a language we all understand :biggrin1:
     
  8. luka82

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewhere
    Me too.
    But last night I had the weirdest dream in Arabic. People talked in Arabic and I didn`t get a thing! :frown1:
     
  9. thomas130257

    thomas130257 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    uk
    When I was first learning french...many years ago I had a dream in french. I was so plesed when I woke up! It felt like the language was becoming a part of me...which made me feel good.
    Apart from using French a little in Quebec many years later I haven't used the language. Such a shame because it's such a lovely language.
     
  10. Zeuhl34

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,104
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Every now and again I'll have a few lines of Russian in my dreams.
     
  11. Pandora77

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,155
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    279
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Germany
    Were they yelling? I think arabic always sounds like yelling. We have this turkish comedian here in Germany who makes fun of languages. Very funny!

     
  12. molotovmuffin

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Female
    I once had a dream where everyone was speaking Spanish....I evidently understood what was being said but for the life of me now, I have no idea what was said.
     
  13. D_Andy_Conda

    D_Andy_Conda Account Disabled

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    154
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think if you speak more than one language, you're bound to at times. As a previous poster mentioned, it's exciting dreaming in a language that you're learning as it feels more like you're getting to grips with it.

    My family is bi and/or multi-lingual and we all dream in different languages. It's also quite funny trying to translate a dream from a different language when recalling it to someone, since dream logic is already quite confusing most times :tongue:
     
  14. Calboner

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,026
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2,465
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    When I have spent time in a foreign country whose language I am learning, I will at some point have dreams in that language. Not long ago I had a dream in which, with some difficulty, I formulated a statement in German. I remembered the utterance upon waking up and was relieved to find that it was in fact grammatically correct.
     
  15. Pandora77

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,155
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    279
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Germany
    What was it?

     
  16. Calboner

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    9,026
    Albums:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2,465
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    Sorry: that was a while ago and I have no recollection of the sentence. I am pretty sure that it was not particularly complicated. I just remember that I had such a dream because it has happened far more often that when I can recollect a string of words in a foreign language from a dream it turns out to be nonsense.
     
  17. c_smith

    c_smith Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    292
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    DC
    i studied japanese whist in tokyo in the early 1990's. became friends w/some classmates and even to this date, i have dreams that i am in japan, like i was back in the 1990's.....and yes even doing the dirty deed and it's all in japanese...........oooh and it's clear as a blue-ray dvd. lol........
     
  18. Pandora77

    Staff Member Moderator Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,155
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    279
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Germany
    Aww, too bad. Here I was hoping it had to do with me.:tongue: Hey, one can hope :biggrin1:


     
  19. luka82

    Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    somewhere
    Oh, no, no...I find Arabic very ellegant! :biggrin1:
    Especially the dialect spoken in Liban.
    Turkish and Arabic, even if they have many words sounding similar or the same, belong to two different language families. They are not as similar as people think. :smile:
     
  20. Thedrewbert

    Thedrewbert Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    579
    Albums:
    2
    Likes Received:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    I don't speak conversational german, but I can get by when I'm there... ordering food, asking directions or cost, etc.

    However, my subconscious thinks I am fully german fluent. The strange part is, I fully understand what is being said and when I wake up, the words spoken are pretty much grammatically correct. So I speak better german in my sleep than when I wake up.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted