Dreaming in Chinglish

July 28, 2009, 02:22 PM posted in General Discussion

Does anyone outthere (who is not fluent in Mandarin) occaisional dream in a mixture of Mandarin and English?

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July 28, 2009, 06:28 PM

I think I had one dream that featured a sentence or something.

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July 28, 2009, 10:02 PM


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July 28, 2009, 10:55 PM

I had a dream where a non-chinese co-worker was talking to me in fluent Chinese. Unforunately I couldn't understand most of it because of my limited vocab (not sure how that worked).... Kind of like real life.

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July 29, 2009, 12:10 AM

hey lechuan

i think your dream is reminding you to perhaps pay more attention to listening. the co-worker is you!

i dream in chinese when i neglect my reading or have been lazy to find new material or review previous stuff.

but on some rare occasions my dreams are manifestations of wish-fulfillment whereby my mandarin is near native standard, vocab that i've read, proverbs, and stories rolling off my tongue. when i awake, i'm only half the chinese i used to be ;-)