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Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Optimisticgondy(m): 9:55pm On Nov 14, 2012
I once heard from a Yoruba elder that "Ede abinibi ni a fi n ronu", meaning "we think in our mother tongue". I agreed it's true for me because I think mostly in my mother tongue. But I still doubt it's true for everyone. Is it true for you? Do you reason in English language or your mother tongue?
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 10:59pm On Nov 14, 2012
I was born in the North and can speak Hausa flawlessly.

But I still think in Yoruba.
Always.

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by ifyalways(f): 10:53am On Nov 15, 2012
Igbo oh. I digest and process almost all info in Igbo first.

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by OdenigboAroli(m): 1:20pm On Nov 20, 2012
Mostly Igbo,especially when emotion is involve...But I think about chics in English... grin

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Emmyk(m): 4:34pm On Nov 20, 2012
Sure.. Yoruba


buh if it's AngryMode thinking, forget, it's English...

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by StarFlux: 3:08am On Nov 24, 2012
Mother tongue! But I also think thinking in the language you're learning for example, is a good way to improve.
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by warrikid(m): 7:32am On Nov 24, 2012
Lmao,"think in my mother tongue",Lolz. I pray ooo.
I think in d most accepted language dat flies "Pidgin english"

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 7:33am On Nov 24, 2012
My brain is bi-lingual.
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by hydoo(m): 7:34am On Nov 24, 2012
sadSure,,,I was born in south east,,but I think in hausa
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by omoseun(f): 7:36am On Nov 24, 2012
As for me, i think in English and before now, i thought every does (i.e educated people).

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by jhydebaba(m): 7:36am On Nov 24, 2012
Mother tongue rocks! English as how

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Oppy1: 7:37am On Nov 24, 2012
Easy to think in mother tongue cos it will be a deep thinking but to an advance level in English
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Mynd44: 7:38am On Nov 24, 2012
Although I am well versed in both, cos of what I doo all the time, I think in English. I still reason some things in my mother tongue. Like when I go to my grams and she drops some really deep words, I have to do the thinking in that language
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Youngzedd(m): 7:40am On Nov 24, 2012
Any one smarter than the other wins.

It depends on the location and the lang been spoken there, make I no disgrace my self un Umunna meeting by vomiting eng.

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by k2039: 7:40am On Nov 24, 2012
I think mostly in pictures and if I have to use any language,it will certainly be english

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Archmed(m): 7:40am On Nov 24, 2012
Nna ehn...na pidgin i dey use process my thinking o!!

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by jude33084(m): 7:41am On Nov 24, 2012
In pigin bro. Dont blame ♍e, I grew up in da ghetto wink
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 7:41am On Nov 24, 2012
Lol.. How do you think in your mother Tongue.. I think in a corporate manner.. Whats the point spending millions in school if you are still gonna think like a Yoruba or Igbo person. Wasted Investment!!! angry

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Archmed(m): 7:42am On Nov 24, 2012
Dondav: I was born in Igbo Land, Grew up in Yoruba Land and my brain couldn't understand any better than the other. Until my English Teacher induced English Language forcefully into my brain.
I.E, My results
English Language: A1
Igbo Language: D7
Yoruba Language: E8
So! English is my main language.
You gave your consent.
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 7:43am On Nov 24, 2012
I always think in yoruba

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 7:43am On Nov 24, 2012
Ijogz K: Lol.. How do you think in your mother Tongue.. I think in a corporate manner.. Whats the point spending millions in school if you are still gonna think like a Yoruba or Igbo person. Wasted Investment!!! angry

shocked shocked
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by ebamma3: 7:45am On Nov 24, 2012
I think in english, process it in hausa and the end product is yoruba
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Mynd44: 7:51am On Nov 24, 2012
Ijogz K: Lol.. How do you think in your mother Tongue.. I think in a corporate manner.. Whats the point spending millions in school if you are still gonna think like a Yoruba or Igbo person. Wasted Investment!!! angry
WTF!!!!!!!

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nnekacherry: 7:52am On Nov 24, 2012
Wow.. I never thought about this..
I'm just realizing it..
I think in English..

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 7:55am On Nov 24, 2012
yinglish! grin
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by babarazy: 7:58am On Nov 24, 2012
Ijogz K: Lol.. How do you think in your mother Tongue.. I think in a corporate manner.. Whats the point spending millions in school if you are still gonna think like a Yoruba or Igbo person. Wasted Investment!!! angry
u sounds like an Alien

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by dazzler2001: 7:58am On Nov 24, 2012
Depends my mood. Sometimes Igbo, sometimes english but MOST times upside down cheesy
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by Nobody: 7:59am On Nov 24, 2012
Lol. Interesting topic. I think entirely in English. Thinking in Igbo is ruled out, and I avoid the temptation of thinking in broken English.
Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by azimibraun: 8:04am On Nov 24, 2012
Think in English, Pray in Mother tongue.
Bt most times I strategise all my babe toasting thots in swahili, wassoulou and Lingali..and when I need 2 toast a born again babe, I do d thinking in Hebrew b4 I do the toasting in British English bt for the badt babes, black american english(frm the Bronx) specificaly.

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by LeJeun3: 8:09am On Nov 24, 2012
Very funny topic!

It simply means when spoken to U take more than a split second to assimilate!

It also means that you'll always read a wrong meaning to everything people say outside ur mother tongue.

Because my people say, 'Lies are best told in English'

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Re: Do You Think In English Language Or Your Mother Tongue? by azimibraun: 8:10am On Nov 24, 2012
Abeg I read smthing lk broken english.. Na werin be broken or pidgin english my country ppl? E don tey wey I dey try knw werin pidgin english mean o! Anybody fit help me? Hw dem dey speak d pidgin/broken english sef? I for lk learn am sha.. E go nice frm d way I dey see am.

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