Dreaming in a foreign language

Has anyone any experience of this?

I used to dream in French sometimes. I am much better at remembering words when I’m asleep, haha.

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No, but I regulary daydream in foreign languages. It helps me to improve my ability make up sentences in the language in case. Of course it does not help my pronounciation.

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Yes, I’ve had a dream where I spoke in french. I was going and as I was going, I said au revoir and à bientôt. I know it’s short but I think it surprised me. When I started to learn a language, random words or shapes (which happened when I learned korean) would appear in a dream. I don’t really know how to describe it. Then after a while, it stopped.

Another occasion is while you are washing dishes.

I hate dishwashers. They leave some residue on the plates. Especially the “energy saver” ones.


The people in my dreams are generally those I saw recently. I remember dreaming in French when I was in France, and I imagine this was because many of my relations there were in French. In the end, I’m not sure if there is even a language being spoken in my dreams. The people in my dreams are, when it comes down to it, my own thoughts, and I’m not sure if language is necessary for communication with onesself.

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When did Socrates join LingQ?

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I don’t know but I’m in favour of a little philosophical thought! :stuck_out_tongue:

So if a dream featured Christophe Clugston speaking German, would that be, like, an Alptraum…?

Had to get google translate out.

Yes, yes it would.

I’d like to have a dream in a foreign language, I think it would be very interesting.

Perhaps it’s only me, but I don’t really have a “dream language”.

If the person in my dream is English, they speak English. If the person is French, they speak French, and so on.

Otherwise I just see images.

I don’t subscribe to the view that dreaming in a foreign language is indicative of any kind of progress.