6 In Korean learning journey (:

Dreaming in a foreign language

I guess I must be too obsessed with korean these days. Why do I say that? A few nights ago, I dreamed in korean! As in I dreamt that I was talking with this korean lady and I was trying to form the sentences at the back of my mind. When I woke up in the morning, I could still remember what I talked about. (but oops I can’t remember now)

It’s important to immerse yourself in the language that you are studying. Since I can’t be in korea right now, I try to include something korean in my life everyday. It can be just listening to k-pop, watching korean drama, listening to korean radio programmes etc.

On a normal day when I’m home, I am exposed to more korean than english or chinese. I try to think in korean these days and now my reflexes are in tune with korean too. If anyone call out to me, my first reaction will be 뭐? / 왜? / 네?

Do you have any experiences of dreaming in the language you are currently learning?

I’m really curious. ^^

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    2 July, 2009 at 4:11 AM

    As they say, you’ve really reached a higher stage of learning when you find yourself dreaming in that language. so congrats!

    yes i have experienced this when i was learning mandarin haha!

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      2 July, 2009 at 10:09 AM

      woah cool! (: thanks alot ^^

      but that feeling is quite strange, i didn’t dream that i was so fluent in korean that i could just speak naturally. so i was consciously trying to form the sentences – it really feels that i am still ‘studying’ when i’m asleep. XD

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    17 July, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    That’s so cool. I had a dream once where I was at a wedding and a Japanese man was there. He wasn’t really talking to me but he was making random comments and people around me were asking what he was saying. I translated his comments to the best of my ability (I’m an extreme novice) but I wasn’t quite sure what he was exactly saying. When I woke up I was curious if those words were real or if my brain just made them up so I looked up a few of the words he used in my Japanese-English, English-Japanese dictionary and they were real. I was super shocked and amazed with myself. I guess those words are locked in my brain but I just need the key to open them up.

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      17 July, 2009 at 8:13 PM

      wow you remembered the conversation? It’s really amazing to find ourselves knowing more than what we thought we knew. ^^

      What got you into learning Jap? haha I’m always curious about the reasons for which people take up a new language 😀

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    4 February, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    And I thought I was weird…
    Haha! I dreamed in Korean once too. Like you I expose myself to the language as much as possible. I have a tendency to pair my nod with 어 when agreeing with something, and say “어!” when I’m surprised. I dreamed I was in Korean meeting Kim Sun Ah and the rest of her Korean fans. I was talking to them. Unfortunately I can’t remember it anymore. All I know is that I was so surprised when I woke up that I dreamed in Korean.

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      4 February, 2011 at 11:12 PM

      that’s a cool dream! (: i don’t think i’ve dreamt of my favourite actors before. my pet phrase is 짜증나~! oops 😛

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