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

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Full free lesson on the blog: http://gonaturalenglish.com/Q_0q Get my English learning advice in your email: http://bit.ly/2tqigX2 Get The English Fluency Formula EBOOK: http://gonaturalenglish.com/VnHj 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 You can now send me post or mail! This is for PR use, but if you would like to send me a letter, drawing or gift then you are welcome to send it here: 2028 E Ben White Blvd, #240-2484, Austin, TX 78741 FAQ: - Where are you from? I was born in Minneapolis and have lived all over the US including Honolulu, Boston, and New York City, and internationally in Japan for 3 years, 1 yr in Brazil and 1 yr in the Dominican Republic and have spent 2 years backpacking around the world seeing many other countries. - How many languages do you speak? English is my mother tongue, but I also speak fluent Spanish, Portuguese, a bit of conversational Japanese and I can understand French and a bit of Italian. I'd like to learn Arabic and Turkish next. - Which camera do you use? I use the Canon 70D with a 50mm lens: http://gonaturalenglish.com/fEbf -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- "HOW TO LEARN ENGLISH FLUENTLY, EASILY & FAST BY YOURSELF" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwJwmrFcwC0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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gilberto moraes (7 hours ago)
Very nice! I use to do some of this tips a long time, like to sing, american dictionary. I'll start to practice the mantra phrase as you said. Bye
Julian Fuster (8 hours ago)
Thanks Gabby for your awesome tip! ;)
Mourad Mourad (9 hours ago)
Ur wonderful darling should we always wright english in capital letter even in the middle of sentence
Roshan Beldar (14 hours ago)
So helpful
Rodrigo Alessander (18 hours ago)
I love and follow your tips... See you speaking portuguese like that is great! I fall in love even more...
先山賢一 (18 hours ago)
Thank you for your advices 😆
Thican Tong (1 day ago)
Elimar Zordan (1 day ago)
É tão bom poder entender quase tudo que ela fala sem nunca ter feito nenhum curso de inglês
Another good way up language skill, it's practicing in different chats, i am used it - Language Chat( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chat.language.languagechat)
Nikesh Meena (1 day ago)
it is very helpful for me
Lolu Oresegun (1 day ago)
Llorarás, llorarás, llorarás! Love that song.
Hello, Gabby... I'm a your new subscriber and I wrote to ask you about the fact to listening to English conversation meanwhile I'm asleep. What do you think about it?
LOVELYCAT (2 days ago)
Markus Hdez (2 days ago)
se que tu no quieres, que yo a ti te quiera, GREAT JOB, GOOD
Nevid (2 days ago)
Oddly enough, I understood almost everything, even if you don't know the words, in other words guess what it was about, I thought I have this much worse
Abi Mendez (3 days ago)
Someone have any song in English? I need practice. Thanks
aikolentoviolento (3 days ago)
i'm grateful a lot. Your clear pronuntiation and the content are excelent tools for practice my listening and speaking. Greetings from Mexico.
haris punnakkal (3 days ago)
Im Haris from India , kearala now working in Dubai seeking a friend to learn English
haris punnakkal (3 days ago)
my email id is harispunna1@ gmail.com
Super! Thanks a lot, Gabby!)
Christian Reyes (3 days ago)
thanks!!! yours tips are very goods!
Giulia Raffaele (3 days ago)
Hi Gabby! I'm Italian and I'm studying Foreign Languages (English and Spanish) at University. I speak Spanish very well, but I'm not as good as in Spanish in English! Your tips will help me to improve my knowdladge.
Cøde Breakers (3 days ago)
Why did you took a cup to say coffee that word is on your t shirt lol
Здравствуй. Хотите выучиться мыслить по русски. Очень попросту. Переклюите буковкы на кириллицу. 😀
Jose Gomez (4 days ago)
I like how you sing you have a beautiful voice I really love it.
Demipau (4 days ago)
Thanks!!! 😊😊
Jobin v jose (4 days ago)
thankyou very much, your video is really helpfull for the person like me that still learning english. and this is my kind of practicing english by comment your video with english ahaha
Hoh!! GENIAL! Me gusta esta técnica, ya que el idioma inglés puedo leerlo, pero escucharlo en conversaciones se me dificulta un poco.. Gracias.
Román Rojas (5 days ago)
Excelente, me gusta tu pronunciación, gracias por los tips
Cleo Patra (5 days ago)
I set my phone to Spanish and the headache it gave me was unreal lol. I’ll try again though 🙏
Cristian Suarez (5 days ago)
I thinked that the song that she like it's called "your are us" and I was confused, because I don't know a salsa song called like that, but what she wanted to say is "llloraras." 😂
Malak Ahmed (5 days ago)
Gabby do u speak slowly ?
Sara L (5 days ago)
I got one same “ok but first coffee” t shirt
Alef Diogo (5 days ago)
My english is rusty but i understand 100% what u Said .... How this possible? 🤔
Dasha Stacks (5 days ago)
I looove your accent! Thank you for the video!
Nikesh Meena (5 days ago)
hey gabby you are great
Noah Bianco (6 days ago)
Someone teach me French and I’ll teach you all the English you want.
sukhjeet kaur (6 days ago)
Thank you dear 🙌
Anderson Tomazeli (6 days ago)
Haha a very funny video. I gonna watch more videos to learn and have fun. Thanks
Crismaylin Disla (6 days ago)
I can translate when i'm reading but i can't understand when a English native talk to me.. That's my trouble and i want to solve this problem because this problem is very frustrating,i'm gonna turn crazy
Cleber Rodrigues (6 days ago)
I no Speak english :(
Raul Flamenco (6 days ago)
I've will love your channel forever haha, i put on the subtitles in english at the same time i listened to you, thank you so much for all your positive energy!!!! :) i am from nicaragua!
Moisés Henrique (6 days ago)
Congratulations, your class is cool. From Brasil.
Khush Brar (6 days ago)
3:26 Start😉
Prashant Singh (6 days ago)
I want to some more guidance from you...
Prashant Singh (6 days ago)
Hey!! Gabby.. i am from India.... thanks for teach us....
You are can to be say slow ? Just I don't understood when u so tell.
Mohammed Masko (7 days ago)
Hi!!I'm masko from Syria you talk about you loren Arabic but did you ever loren Kurdish you have to loren Kurdish also is so great.
Givaldo De Oliveira (7 days ago)
Best tips ever.
Lau (7 days ago)
Ohh, thank you👏 This tips are very good
david lopex magno (7 days ago)
wow you have good sugesst thank you !! , it help me to ThiNking in English
Kelly Renata Kanieski (7 days ago)
Hi! I undesrtood 100% what you said... I think your pronunciation is easy to undersdand, but I need to practice more! Because I don'd understand native speakers generally. I love your videos! You are Great!
barbara salgado (7 days ago)
Hi! I' m portuguese and I m really trying to improve my english and I loved your video but I just wanna to say that your portuguese pronunciation is like brazilian and the portuguese pronunciation is a little different from brazilian one so I think you should listen more songs or watching more movies or series to help you with that. Thanks for your video, I hope you continue with them :)
Hello good video I am speak Spanish but ,now I am your subscriber
Invitrox (7 days ago)
He practicado varias cosas de las que mencionas y me esta funcionando, gracias por tu video. Ahh, ers hermosa ;*
Mister Dog (8 days ago)
I think that these are good suggestions to star to think in english, you are a great teacher, I wait more things about you, good luck (Y)
Hui Liu (8 days ago)
l need chinese,thank you
morochito760 (8 days ago)
te ganaste un suscriptor mas gabby, i'm from venezuelan country of oscar d' leon singer lloraras song, also i'm learning english i'm begining but im gonna do it, i will, saludos y gracias..
Regi Loureiro (8 days ago)
Which level of english does a person need to understand your entire video?
Daniel Vindas (8 days ago)
Jaja muy buen video, eres muy bonita e inteligente, sigue así, me gustan tus videos!
Boney (8 days ago)
hey Gabby, Great tips. I would definitely practise
gurjot kounta (8 days ago)
Este que está do seu lado e meu amigo who is this language
pedro Simba (8 days ago)
Hey , i'm from Angola and my native is portuguese but this tips is making to start thinking in english when i'm with my friends in UK.
altaf wattoo (8 days ago)
You are so nice its very useful
Tech Freakz (9 days ago)
I don't know the reason why I was thinking in English tomorrow. It was not normal. I never think in English for a long time. But my mind is set to imagine in English. Maybe because I practiced too much. But I am feeling creepy about this.
MINH T (9 days ago)
I can understand instantly while you are speaking ☺️☺️☺️
Ihor Pryiemskyi (9 days ago)
Лайк и подписка не думая. Настолько симпатичный и сразу обычный и удобопонятный у нее британский, как будто со мной лишь что украинка гласила на британском. Like & subscribe without thinking. Your english is so simple for understanding like I just watched a video with ukrainian which speak in english. Amazing job! Thank you. P.S. Please, don`t be so strict for my mistakes, I`m just on a basic level.
Fernando Gonzalez (10 days ago)
I like your accent, is very clear for begginers, I have shared your video.
El REALITY de la Vida (10 days ago)
Nuevo suscriptor like buen video
Nicolas Falcone (10 days ago)
you're the best of the best teacher i love you dear teacher .well ,it's to me nicolas from argentina and congratulation for yours videos and i'd like to learn much more english videos of your channel dear teacher i hope seening you back againt . hugs/greeting and kissing from argentina nicolas !!!!!
Ateu Cristão (10 days ago)
Quando vc for aprender (umA palavrA) vc já tem que aprender O gênerO (delA) junto.
Ateu Cristão (10 days ago)
A preposição tem a ver com "O gênerO" da palavra, as vezes. No livro, na cadeira, no chão. Na casa,
Ateu Cristão (10 days ago)
O que vou fazer "PARA O" almoço. Soa como fazer algo para alguém
Ateu Cristão (10 days ago)
E "NO almoço" soa como um lugar por causa da preposição. Tipo eu vou almoçar NO ....
Ateu Cristão (10 days ago)
O que vou comer hoje NO almoço? O que vou fazer para o almoço hoje? When I said "o almoço" I said as if was a person, because of the preposition.
Marilene Figueiredo (10 days ago)
Então pra que essa legenda kkkk
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Salam Hazem (10 days ago)
I hope you be my wife to learn me English hhhhhj
sorry my bad inglês i love this
GameBOX (11 days ago)
Интересно, when I включил this video я thougt, что this будет на russian language, однако всё video на english, я even сходу switched на британский and understood всё, that Gabby said, благодарю you
Gaurav kumar (11 days ago)
I am translate your face 1000
Messias Gomes (11 days ago)
very very very very good!
I like so much your video, I understand you 90% and I will take your tips 😉 I wanna speak in English more fluid. I will see you in your other vídeos 😆
Z Picasso (11 days ago)
My problem is when I listen, I can receive every single word in English and process it in my mind without translating, but if I speak, i sometimes need to translate to English to spit it out.
Rudra kumar Dubey (11 days ago)
Well I can understand English but when its come to speak I got frustrated. That's my problem...
Vinicius menezes (12 days ago)
The first step was to turn off subtitles, thanks for the tips!!!
Mirko De Rosa (12 days ago)
you demand us to respond quickly in a native speaker conversation to...but you first speak too clearly and slowly...so you don't help us
Danielle Regis (12 days ago)
I'm will speaking English 😂😍 Please Everyday🙈🙈🙈
Montaser Mokhtar (7 days ago)
Danielle Regis hey,how do you do? I am from egypt. I wanna speak english with you . whats app 0201065741019
Helen Hu (12 days ago)
Thinking in english is very hard,I can't control myself to translate haha
Mustafa Hasieb (12 days ago)
I forgot arabic because of english
Abdiel Domingo (12 days ago)
Gabby, usted me excita!
Blade Powers (13 days ago)
Thank you for the tips, I appreciate that you take you time to help the people that want learn English.
Hicham Akdim (13 days ago)
your beautiful face make me learn english quickly thank you
Fernando Borges (13 days ago)
Hi, How are you, I must comment to you that the song "LLoraras" is singing by Oscar de Leon, He´s a famous singer in my native country Venezuela, We apprecied that our music is heard beyond our borders, and above all sung by a beautiful girl like you, Thanks for that, (I´m sorry for my mistakes) I like a lot your videos and thak you again. Another thing, your Spanish is better that you think
ymphilips ymphilips (13 days ago)
As long it is not a british accent or australian accent
Bae Lounici (13 days ago)
I want to improve my English maybe with your steps..
kosgei vickson (13 days ago)
ok but first coffee
Munya Gwishiri (13 days ago)
😙😂😂😂😂😂😂- I like that word noggin. Typical British English word for head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Muzungu Hunter (13 days ago)
if everybody talks like you there is no problem, i have two british co workers, this in an example for their conversations -good morning -morning -how did you mrmmrmrmr -mrm mr -mrmrmrmrmrmr? -mrm mmrm rm -hmmm mrm mrm? -no mrm mrmrmr rmrmrmmrmrm mrmrmrmr mrmr m -i see :)
Diễm ngọc (13 days ago)
Thank you very much. Love you <3

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