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How to Stop Translating in Your Head and Start Thinking in English Like a Native

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Stop translating in your head and speak fluent, natural English without hesitations. Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/ebook In conversations and other situations where you need to be able to process information quickly and respond immediately, translating in your head is a big problem. It slows you down. It makes you hesitate. At times you’ll completely miss out on the conversation because your chance to jump in has come and gone and you’re still trying to translate. On top of all that, a lot of slang, idioms and phrasal verbs can be difficult to translate quickly — if at all! It’s really best for your fluency if you stop translating in your head and learn to start thinking in English. Thinking in English is very important to developing your fluency in English… so let’s go! Here are my nine tips for thinking in English. DO DAILY ACTIVITIES IN ENGLISH Can you change your phone settings to English? How about talking to your pet in English when you’re going for a walk? If you commute to work by train or bus could you buy your fare in English? LISTEN TO MORE ENGLISH FOR IMMERSION WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS Turn on the internet radio, download podcasts, put Netflix or YouTube on in the background while you’re doing your chores or work! Your brain is so amazing that it will begin to recognize patterns and want to follow them too! TRY GUESSING OR PLANNING WHAT ENGLISH SPEAKERS ARE GOING TO SAY When you predict the conversation based on experience, you’ll be more confident and ready to respond. Imagine the conversations that you want to have in the future and create them before they happen so you feel more prepared. It may not go word-for-word how you plan it, so be ready for change. You could write the conversation down and practice it a few times. STOP LEARNING EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH TRANSLATION Observe, watch, hear, smell and relate vocabulary directly to its meaning — not the word in your first language. USE A MONOLINGUAL DICTIONARY A bilingual dictionary is good for one thing — to put your coffee cup on so it doesn’t leave rings on your table. LABEL OBJECTS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE IN ENGLISH You can do this in your mind or actually on pieces of paper taped to the objects (or use sticky notes). Start with everyday objects that you use every day! For example, if I have a book at home and I am learning Portuguese I would label it “livro,” or if I am learning Arabic then I would label it “kitab.” Every time I look at it I am reminded to think that word! TALK TO YOURSELF IN ENGLISH Ask yourself questions and answer them. Make up a short story about a person you see on your way to work. You may want to do this in private when no one else is within earshot. It’s ok if you are not sure if your grammar is perfect, or if you make a mistake. No one will know! If you’re not sure if what you said to yourself is correct or not, then make a note to yourself to find out! You can do some research online, or ask your teacher or a native speaker friend later. JUST START THINKING IN ENGLISH WITH A MANTRA Even the smallest effort is better than nothing. Start with a mantra, or motto, that will help you get started each day in English. For example, “My English is getting better each day.” THINK A LITTLE MORE IN ENGLISH EACH DAY Start small. Make it a habit to think in English a little each day. Set an alarm if it’s hard to remember to switch into English. Then use the timer on your phone or computer to 1 minute to start and think only in English for that amount of time. It doesn’t matter what you think about, or even if you just say a few of the same phrases over and over. See if you can extend the time each day by 30 seconds! Social media: FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/gonaturalenglish TWITTER: http://twitter.com/gonaturaleng My email: info@GoNaturalEnglish.com
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Jorge Gonzalez (23 minutes ago)
Comienzo a seguir tu canal así que, con que video puedo empezar. Tienes una gran lista de reproduccion.. desde ya un saludo desde Paraguay 💪💪👌
xieng isa (59 minutes ago)
I love the way she talk, its easy to understand .
Ghostplay (6 hours ago)
In the first tree minut's of the video, i can say that i only understood 10% of everthing you say (morrendo de rir) Me desculpem a todos eu estou começando no ingles e tentei fazer um comentario sem o google tradutor... Eu amei seu video, pelo titulo eu esperava um video em portugues kkkkkk, Muito TOP +like
TIPTOP Piu (6 hours ago)
El angel rudo y cursi (7 hours ago)
Hi, Gaby, a question, where are you from? Are you native from USA? I am also learning english in my free time, but is difficult for me listening... well, greetings from Puebla, México!
Raspahielo Nevera (8 hours ago)
Libro is in spanish
Nura Baqirova (14 hours ago)
thanks so much excellent tips
tata mimi (17 hours ago)
Thank you so much for this video. These tips are interesting and I will try to follow them in order to improve my english speaking.
Amit Chakma (17 hours ago)
I love you mam...
Peopl Lops (18 hours ago)
Я не понимаю отчего это видео для Амереканцов чтобы они закончили переводить слова и задумывались лучше на родном языке. Не задумывался что они такие тупые
Bani Samidjo (18 hours ago)
I like learning English, English is language unique
im4ubabe (20 hours ago)
* Nice Tips * - Speak more, Listen more. (Shower Talk is encouraged - but need to be checked with natives.) - Make English language environment. - Associate the word with meaning. (Attach the meaning to that word. Not via translation.) - Try guessing what Native speakers are to say in that next conversation. : Predict what ppl are going to say.
Where are you from, chikita?))
D Ley (22 hours ago)
Love your video <3 libro is in español (; haha
Zaki Ananda (22 hours ago)
ok, but first coffee
COLINS (23 hours ago)
Санина Кубанская
jia laura (1 day ago)
where can take your t-shirt?
너임마야임마 (1 day ago)
자막번역 구리게나오네.
Yara Jandali (1 day ago)
I'm doing everything you said beforehand 💔
Abdul Waheed (1 day ago)
I want to make conversation with anyone.Who make conversation with me?
Sawaf Kitaz (1 day ago)
Thanks you sister for tips and suggestion
حارث محمد (1 day ago)
You are a wonderful person and I am always seeing your smile and I am feeling better Thank you
Отличное выговор! Даже с моим нулем в голову я понимаю огромную доля не глядя на скорость
ketty chavarria (1 day ago)
Gracias por su video! I'll put in practice all your tips.
Read English (1 day ago)
I teach myself and learn every day. I also teach Thai people on Skype which not many patient to stay learning long enough. Think in English was the thing I did when first start learning in Thailand and I told all my friends to do the same. However, it is not easy for many people. Even though, I agree about not translate English to our native language before get to English. I share your video to my Thai friends.
Linis 11 (1 day ago)
Omg your tip about the dictionary 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Allen mclore Putin (1 day ago)
Watch English videos and talk to ur self in English are the best and fastest way to learn and speak English fluently... Talk to ur self in English may feels so awkward in ur first try but trust me it really helps if u do it on a regular basis😀😀
Bipooli SAKTY (1 day ago)
Keili Koosgele Zani Ya Mard Azizam
Carlos Kristoff (1 day ago)
Necesito alguien que quiera hablar conmigo en inglés
Hachemi Sirhal (1 day ago)
it's really fruitful of yours. but how to keep progressing regarding the real situation we live I mean in an arabic society
Morgane Olivia (1 day ago)
That's not effective... You have to study many words... If you don't know many English words, that method is not recommended.
fantasmo (1 day ago)
Thanks, gabby~~ Is there a way to get a english subtitle? I hope to memorize your youtube to learn English.
Bharbara Barcelar (1 day ago)
Eu entendi tudo o que ela disse. Em qual nivel eu estou ?
mmmwah love you!
Marcos Positivo (1 day ago)
I´ve been searching on ways to help my studs., thinking in English more often and...here you are Gabby...saying things in Portuguese naturally, which I´m pretty sure they´d relate to you right away!! I appreciated !!
Sam Kim (1 day ago)
One of the best tips to improve my English speaking is to think english and practice in English everyday. Thank you so mich.
Naveen Perpaga (1 day ago)
Very Informative..Thanks GABBY..!!
Gabriel Lollipop (1 day ago)
thanks mann, you really help me. :)
Jack Huang (1 day ago)
Thank you so much, Gabby. I can understand what you talking about, but it's so hard for me to speak fluently. I'll try those methods.
Farah Batata (2 days ago)
Yes that is my problem.... to translete from my language.....
Thanks for this rules
Nilanjana Dutta (2 days ago)
I need a english speaking partnar for practicing. If someone is interested please give me your skype id or FB id.
sisqouae sisqo (2 days ago)
just stopped me one point u mentioned how to correct your pronunciation down on comments, however you should learn arabic it sounds great on you ;)
er Wang (2 days ago)
Good video
er Wang (2 days ago)
Good video
MohammadReza Hosseini (2 days ago)
I'm learning english too.I'm preparing for an IELTS exam. I'm eager to know if there is any one who wants to improve his/her english speaking. We can speak over skype or instagram or whatever social media you like. Or if you Are in Iran and you are living in Tehran so we can even meet each other. don't hesitate to call me. I am on instagram @mohamad29175 direct me, I will answer as soon as possible.
Fernando G. Ruíz (2 days ago)
Bueno, a veces sin querer mis pensamientos son en inglés. A pesar que jamás he hecho cursos. Lo que se, lamentablemente, es por las canciones y juegos de vídeo como Gta San Andreas :S
official GURSEWAK (2 days ago)
I like it. Nice one.
Hadeel Ahmed. (2 days ago)
Your channel is great 👍
Jefinho AZ (2 days ago)
i love you is perfect angel
Jiazhen Wang (2 days ago)
U help me a lot pretty girl ~
Marcelo Araújo (2 days ago)
my dream is two fly ova da rainbow so hi
karthikeyan karthi (2 days ago)
Thank you,I think after this video I will improve my English skills
johab villamizar (2 days ago)
no entendi nada, habla un poco en español para que uno se coloque al tanto.
Ibragim Azizov (2 days ago)
Well done Gabby, for your advise
Ibragim Azizov (2 days ago)
You understand, but speak very difficult
Ibragim Azizov (2 days ago)
I think if you have no practice, so you have no a chance to speak English, though you listen, read, write, certainly you know language, but this is a little case
shellison william (2 days ago)
When I was a student I used to think in english first and then I would do the action, It was like a challenge in my mind: "If u don't say that in English you won't/can't do that"
Nghi Can (2 days ago)
It is a great video. Thank you
EK Lee (2 days ago)
미국에서 오래살면 익숙해져서 한국어로 생각안하게돼 그냥 말해 그냥 쏟아부어져 걱정하지마 ㅋㅋ
André Santos (2 days ago)
Wow you are great!!!! Thanks a lot!
Shihab Swelam (3 days ago)
You are professional I love you
Angel Molina (3 days ago)
Te casas conmigo?
Angel Molina (3 days ago)
Eres muy linda.
glen pineda (3 days ago)
Hi Gabby I love your class becauase you speak very clear and your tips help me a lot thank you.
manusia pendosa (3 days ago)
I think these tips work on any languages. Thankyou teacher!
William Arrascue (3 days ago)
I like what I was watching but at some point you disappointed me.....sorry
Albert Santana (3 days ago)
Your Spanish sounds good 😉
Claudia Trejo (3 days ago)
Very nice, thank you 🤗
William Willi (3 days ago)
vocabulary. I Write the words in my notebook and paste o draw next, for example pencil ✏️ , pants 👖 socks 🧦. Etc etc. , a lot of words learning from it. Every day check my notes and don’t need to translate it, every day add 2 or 3 new words to my vocabulary , my native language is Spanish.
good video ,you are better
Axl Ely (3 days ago)
Es justo lo que buscaba It's just what I want
Bonnie Lin (3 days ago)
Njed Otib (3 days ago)
l want lerning
Maritza Acero (3 days ago)
very good. minha lingua nativa é Espanhol, eu tinha problema de tradução com inglês, estou aprendendo português naturalmente, é muito facil. Mi dificultad con el inglés siempre fue que me enseñaron traduciendo, tanto en el colegio como en la universidad. Después de probar el método natural con portugués, me doy cuenta que: if you practice and learn naturally is more easy. Hoje estou aprendendo português naturalmente e re-aprendendo inglês. Very good! thanks, obrigada, gracias. We must lose the fear of learning a new language, the natural method is very good.
Jackson (3 days ago)
honey bee (3 days ago)
Aleana Muñoz (3 days ago)
Awesome tips, thank you for sharing! BTW the singer of ''Llorarás'' is from my country Venezuela! 💘
Dodie Dod (3 days ago)
Bonjour, bonjour ! Tu souhaite faire des progrès en anglais ? Tu as un petit niveau et tu voudrais progresser pour devenir bilingue ? Tu as un bon niveau mais tu voudrais être encore meilleur ? Et en plus de ça, tu voudrais voyager, rencontrer de nouvelles personnes, découvrir de nouvelles cultures ? Alors je te conseil l'organisme Education First (EF / https://www.ef.fr). Cet organisme te permet de faire des séjours linguistique. Durant ce séjour, une partie est dédié à l'apprentissage de l'anglais via des cours participatif (on oublie le tableau noir et la prise de note comme en France). L'autre te permet de faire des activités dans ton pays d'accueil. Ça t'intéresse ? Tu as des questions ? Tu peux me joindre soit par mail (elodiechezef@outlook.fr) soit sur Facebook (Elodie parmi vous). À bientôt :)!
Aliyah Jackson (3 days ago)
Thanks you because i'm French, i really love to talk in English but i didn't know how i can do to learn better.
Senan Agalarov (3 days ago)
focus on 📖
Neko qwe (4 days ago)
My favorie way to learn English is the Reddit. It's interesting, and it has lot of cunstructions that English people use everyday
Zella (4 days ago)
I’m learning English in school and I’ve only seen like 2 or 3 videos by you and I already love you, you have such a positive attitude and makes so fantastic videos. //New suscriber
Sude İlter (4 days ago)
03:28 start
Blortizch Daniel (4 days ago)
Thks for your tips !See youBkos
ahmed ibrahim (4 days ago)
thank you actually it's really good idea
Ivan Bombana (4 days ago)
Do you like Mentalist? 😎
Werner Lopez (4 days ago)
I like you , Would like meet you in person.
Marco Flores (4 days ago)
I’ve just fallen in love 😍🤤
Sam Sung (4 days ago)
If someone understand this video, they probably think in English like native speaker.
ChristiandeYah (4 days ago)
Thank you^ Online teacher
Yourself Be (4 days ago)
nhu nguyen quynh (4 days ago)
thank you so much
Marco rossi (4 days ago)
So when i watch this video,i'm still translating......
Red shirt (4 days ago)
Can you speak arabic
Red shirt (4 days ago)
My prablem is i can understand but i can't talking thanks for this video
Mauro Alessandrini (4 days ago)
Thank you for your suggestions, i starting now to learn english end your video is very good for who like me want improve . Okay, i have write without vocabulary and nothing help, i hope i did only small errors. I hope you can correct me!! Thanks and bye!!
Agostina Agüera (4 days ago)
this is the best video ive ever seen to help people with their english its sooooo "práctico" (sorry forgot that word in English haha) i loved it !!!!!
Thành Rex (4 days ago)
I have no problem to think in english... i dont even know why people translate stuffs when they are thinking
thank you so much for your reccomendations , I am going to do that! even my family already think I am crazy speaking with me, but that's no matter :)
Roxy Ramirez (4 days ago)
I love to listen Peter Ceterra with lyrics .

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