How to Think in English ? Let me talk to you…

If you want to think in English, you need to make English a part of your daily life.

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That’s all you need to do. If you use English a lot every day, you’ll automatically think in English. It will happen naturally.

How do I know this?

I know this because I’ve been using English for a long time. And when I think in words, I automatically think in English instead of thinking in my native language.

I don’t intentionally try to think in English. It just happens automatically.

This is because I’ve made English an important part of my daily life.

  • I listen to English podcasts and audiobooks almost every day.
  • I practice speaking English almost every day.
  • I read something in English quite often.
  • I’m writing this article in English.

How to Make English a Part of Your Daily Life?

Here are some examples:

  • If you want to learn something, read English books & articles about the subject.
  • If you have hobbies or interests, browse English sites related to those interests.
  • Change the language of your phone, computer, and TV to English.
  • Watch movies (recommend for you: Friends, Silicon valley — I was excited with it 😁 )

Do you get my point?

Some people like to do everything in their native language because it’s more comfortable. But if you want to think in English, you have to develop the habit of using English whenever possible.

Improve Your Listening and Speaking Skills …

You should spend some time each day improving your English, especially your listening and speaking skills. These skills are very important (and difficult to improve).

People don’t want to use English because their English is terrible. That’s why they rely on their native language so much.

Translating — The Reason You Can’t Think in English

Some English students have the habit of translating between English and their native language when they use English.

This usually happens when they write and read in English.

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Use English-to-English dictionary
  2. Force yourself to write in English without translating

Summary

Here’s how you can think in English:

  1. Choose to do everything in English whenever possible.
  2. Spend some time every day improving your English (focus on your listening and speaking skills).
  3. Stop translating between English and your native language.

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