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Last night, I was dreaming in French! What does it mean?

I was dreaming in French. I was at the provence and speaking in French. I understand perfectly. What does it mean when you dream in another langauage? Had something similar happen to you?

October 2, 2016

30 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/elle_pech

Yes, I have. I had a dream of this girl which her native language was Esperanto (I know, impossible) . And she came to my school and we could talk together. For some reason, I could understand her very well. And that's when I first started to do esperanto. Weird. Maybe it's like your brain loves the language so well, and it's on your mind. Then you start to imagine what it would be like. Did you do duolingo the night before and french was on your mind? I know that- it has to be good, because most likely, you like french.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/RoiZhu

There are people who are native Esperanto speakers....

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MonCheriMeow

I study a little bit and then I watch a french movie. I went back to sleep after 5 hours. I don't know why but I always talk to myself in French to see if my pronouciation is correct and to keep my mind fresh. :)

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenZeller
October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ACMkitty626

wow. just wow.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophia151515

I don't know but I've had a dream in spanish before

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JuniorPolyglot

I had a dream in Korean.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jocelyn0808

lucky I want that to happen

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Nothing_237

Same here! If I'd had a dream in any foreign language and UNDERSTAND everything; I would be talking about it for months!

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hackneyduo

I remember having a dream in a foreign language. Russian I think. Maybe it's a sign to beware or something.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LaKapsule44

Yes I have already had several dreams in French. But, being French that must help I think. :)

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/minion_mark

Lol : ) * I have already had several dreams...

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LaKapsule44

Thanks. :)

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JacobSmith1144

I've never had anything like that happen to me but it does sound really interesting and im hoping that it will happen to me sometime.

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Shamrock888

The interesting thing about dreaming in other languages is that it shows that our brains know much more than we are able to access. I have dreams from time to time in a variety of languages where people speak clearly to me in a language, but I can only answer them at my level. This might explain why some people have better memories than others. The system by which their brain stores and retrieves information is simply more efficient.

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ACMkitty626

I'd say that's pretty neat. Being a beginner, i still can't imagine understanding perfectly, without knowing. also, i'm super interested in dreams and how they work. i even have a dream diary :D

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MonCheriMeow

I like dreams its like a escape from reality. And if you're lucky enough, you can be inside your fantisies.

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ACMkitty626

yeah, it's so cool. if you search it hard enough in the depths of youtube, you can find "dream hacks" videos there!

October 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BenZeller

I've had a lot of dreams in Spanish. One day I woke up from one of those dreams convinced that my native language was Spanish, saw everything in English in my room, and soon freaked out and yelled "Pero no sé hablar inglés!" (But I don't know how to speak English!!!)

I think it means your brain is getting more comfortable with your target language, and it's starting to sometimes even think in your target language. It's hard to tell what it means considering scientists don't even know what dreams mean in general, but I'd say your getting more and more comfortable with using French in day-to-day scenarios.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MonCheriMeow

lol That should be a movie or a book. Your dream sound very intresting!

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MarquesJean

I remember me having a similar dream, but as far as I can tell it's something good. Maybe you're starting to think and get confortable in your target language.

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/thesamm72

I had a dream my grandmother and her sister took me to Mexico (which is weird because they have a strong dislike towards other countries) and they ended up leaving me there. I had to use Spanish to try and get back home, but before I could even start my journey back, I woke up :'(
Since then, I have dreamed in Spanish several times. I love doing it and it makes me happy when I wake up. It means you are well adjusted and you know enough of the language to automatically recall it. I'm sure if you google it there will be several articles or presentations by linguists/psychologists. It really is fascinating how the human mind works.

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MonCheriMeow

IKR! It make me happy that I am actually learning and seeing some process. That is the reward of learning a language.

October 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jakubrules

R you french expert that you dream in french haha

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jakubrules

:D

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DaviddeCanada

Hello MonCheriMeow! I think it means that you are starting to "code switch" in your brain, that is, to speak more in symbols and less in words. I do this sometimes in other languages I am dabbling in, especially when they are really different from English.

Do you speak Spanish too?

October 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MonCheriMeow

Yes, I speak Spanish . Why?

October 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TNTAwesome

something did similary happened to me as well as I had a french test the following day in secoundary school. I had a dream of French numbers coming to my face, lol! Pero no sé hablar inglés!"

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Ben

it means that how you deal with mutters and people around you is not giving any good result....

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CAugustusM

When you've learned a language enough, or if you've been focused on it enough, it begins to become ingrained in your mind. Your mind doesn't separate your languages into "French" and "English". To your brain, you only have one vocabulary, and you just use certain parts for different things. This means your French is becoming part of your brain's accepted vocabulary. Congratulations! I remember my first dream in Japanese and how happy I was when I woke up.

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