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

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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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Akif Saygın (2 hours ago)
you aree awesome gabby your accent is perfect and your smile give power to me and you are so elegant thank you ı hope 3 month later i will come this comment and i write ''İ CAN SPEAK ENGLİSH'' thank you all
this is what i need, literally. a cute girl and english tips
Ayu Wac (5 hours ago)
Thank you:)
omgg i don´t need subtitles for understand all the video!!!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!!! MUCHAS GRACIAASSS!!!! GREETINGS FROM PERU!
Belinda Le (5 hours ago)
i'm vietnamese. I'm so lazy but i'm still speaking english everyday. you know, my english is so basic. I can't remember too many words in english. I usually watch a lot of english videos and talking and writing english, I think I have lost my time for relaxtion. And I need a native to teach me. and i've to think a lot to say these things. I'm from VietNam
/Barra (6 hours ago)
i only use the English to understand the memes when i was 16 yo i tried to kill myself
Lorenzo Jimenez (8 hours ago)
GENIAL Y ENCANTADORA CUANDO BAILAS ADEMAS DE TUS EXCELENTES NOTAS! I ld ike how you teach us and pronounce the words! admirs you. Jose
Gavin Grant (8 hours ago)
This is actually good advice to learn any language I'm going to take this approach with Español
Márcio Matias (8 hours ago)
+Gabby Wallace - Go Natural English very interesting you speaking my language (portuguese). Very Good.
علي المرهون (9 hours ago)
Thanks a lot teacher, you’re right we always translate the new words .
mahmoud salem (9 hours ago)
your smile makes me very happy i can ask you about your arabic language
Jit4U (9 hours ago)
Related to portuguese, you're doing very well :D
Simone D'Angelo (12 hours ago)
I can understand 98% per cent of your speech, but i have to say that I can understand American English better than British Englis and I'm not happy abuot it...
Norge872 (12 hours ago)
English hardly sounds like real word, you have said it so many times.
Felipe Alzate Vélez (13 hours ago)
Hi Gabby, thankyou for your recommendations, I'm learning portuguese to, one think that I try to do is read newspapers or magazines or whatever in the language that I'm learning. I'm from Colombia
guitar project (14 hours ago)
Robert HOLLYWOOD (15 hours ago)
Hi ..... where are you live?
Tung Nguyen (16 hours ago)
mike brought me here :)
Moon May (16 hours ago)
I love English but I hate it. why there are a lot of grammar everyone told me don't be shy to speak English it's too hard for me . someday it's gonna be better I hope so. thank you,your clip is good
Sensacional. Para mim, a melhor dica foi: converse consigo mesmo em voz alta no novo idioma.
erikson queiroz (21 hours ago)
Congratulations... Parabéns i like you lesson! Adorei suas dicas ou curti sua lição... 10
mahmoud elsayed (21 hours ago)
i wanna practice with someone in voice calls ... i think i'm intermediate
Marlito Nino Barba (1 day ago)
ciao i understand your speaking but me im not good to speak english even if i practice a lot most of the time when i talk to someone i feeling shy can you help me in that.?im from philippines grazie mille
Hector RL (1 day ago)
I can read and write on english, but I want to understand everything I hear, what would I do to get it?. Buen canal por cierto. You speak very well.
Carmen Fineheart (1 day ago)
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Carmen Fineheart (1 day ago)
I like to watach you. Good video, you helpful. 💙
Ithan Caballero (1 day ago)
Your tips are amazing, thanks you so much, I will practice that you said. ❤
Fernando Olguin (1 day ago)
You're beautiful thanks for the lesson I'm from Mexico
PS: but... Your Portuguese is from Brazil, cute accent by the way. 😉 (Us, Portuguese people, we like parody this accent because our favorite soap operas are Brazilian !!! 😅. It's like when French people like to caricaturate Canadian/Quebec accent, or Belgium/Switzerland). 😂
"Que vou comer hoje pelo almoço?" 😂🇵🇹 Hi from Vietnam 🤗🇻🇳
Faheem Waqar (1 day ago)
I Thought
Gracias amiga
Vladoi69 (1 day ago)
You sang so beautiful, thanks for your advices!!!! Cantas muy bonito, ¡¡Gracias por tus consejos!!
Farley Alcardi (1 day ago)
Hahah muito bom seu português. 👏👏👏
Bill Green (1 day ago)
Thank you Gaby você é uma gracinha !!!!
Mostafa Aatef (1 day ago)
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emmanuel villegas (1 day ago)
Hi i speak spanish and i would love to practice my english with somebody :) please add me in skype if anybody is interested, user: emmanuel.villegas2
gorkha526 (1 day ago)
I tried not to think in my native language "English" but I couldn't.
Fabrício Martins (1 day ago)
Seu português esta muito bom
Sebas P. (1 day ago)
They're very useful suggestion!
De todo un poco (1 day ago)
Hi, I will create a whats app group to practice english. if you want to be part of it just sent me an inbox in this link https://www.facebook.com/manuel.sevilla.16718
Santiago Alfonso (1 day ago)
I started learning english since i'm 5, now i'm 20 and i watched the whole video and could understand every word you said, it's wonderful. Here's a tip for everyone, try online games, those will help you a LOT because you're constantly speaking in english and that will make you grown confident on it, Good Luck everyone!
Shaafici Ahmed (1 day ago)
I love you...i sware a god ILOVE YOU so much .... Not what do you think 😍😘
Ssgsh (1 day ago)
Thank you so much!!! It's actually useful advices, I'm from Russia, but I understood your speech almost without looking at the subtitles! Your accent is super! I'm motivated to think in English! Thank you!
Mundovastomundobr (1 day ago)
Very good portuguese! Thank you for the tips!
Mendez Ayoub (1 day ago)
I cant focus with you you are beautiful try to give your speech to an old man or ugly women finally thanks for your efforts
Kevin Zhang (1 day ago)
Great video and tips thank you. You are superb girl! 谢谢你!
SAMI UL HAQ (1 day ago)
I want to practice with native speaker and also follow your tips for speaking
Anjali Rajam (1 day ago)
My first problem is Actual native english speakers ...talk soo fast and i can't follow, second confusing with the accent....yes i can understand some accent of English but not all accents...especially American accent.....NOW tell me what should i gotta be doing?
patata astral (1 day ago)
im learning english by myself and i think that i not badly on that i mean obiusly have a lot of mistakes now, but i can see a video on english (just like this) and understand only by the words that i know so i just want to write it on there xd anyone will read it comment
biosqn (2 days ago)
English.... try thinking in Polish hahaha for you is easy because you are from country where they use english.... Try other languages not yours :P
StarbUst GaLaxy (2 days ago)
my problem is I have a very limited vocabulary T^T
Lucas Coutinho (2 days ago)
Mas rapaz que pronúncia boa! Adorei o vídeo
Gabriel Majorana (2 days ago)
Liked your video, especially when you pronounce spanish perfectly, please need videos in spanish to be heard by you .congrats Dale, se que podes! por favor haz algun video en el cual solo hablas en español. no olvides etiquetarme para verlo al instante
Malakoi do Hebráico (2 days ago)
I could understand nearly 95% what you've spoken but I still have difficulty to speak by myself :( it's kind of a padlock blocking my will to speak even though I already stopped translating all the stuff in my mind. I think being surrounded by natives is what lacks for me.
Бубоник (2 days ago)
You are so sexy and beautiful and you have a nice voice. Вы такая прекрасная и сексапильная с приятным, милым голоском.
Adol Barish (2 days ago)
Thank you! You are so kind :)
I'm at BKK,Thailand. I've watched your vdos but isn't continue. I come to watch this clip again I know by myself I can listen what's your speaking more than 80%. I will always to watch your clip try to do as lest twice a week. Welcome to BKK.
Rafael Machado (2 days ago)
Great Portuguese. Lovely accent. <3
DonPetrushka (2 days ago)
If everybody speak like that I will understand everything! Every fucking word! Without subtitles!
Robson Lopes (2 days ago)
Noossa! O modo que você fala é perfeito, muito tranquilo de entender. Excelente vídeo!
Tien Dung Pham (2 days ago)
No7. Talk to yourself in english, WTF ??? So i need to talk to myself , it means i try to talk alone. And people around of me call me carzy
Esse Cara (2 days ago)
i translated 90% than you said in the video
ahmed mahmoud (2 days ago)
Gorgeous Gabby
Arthuro vargas (2 days ago)
thank you good video i am from mexico i love you video
Lidiane Neres (2 days ago)
muito boas suas dicas, obrigada amei
Jâmerson Alcântara (2 days ago)
This video is very useful. I can understand everything you say, because you speak clearly and slowly. My son is 5 years old, and he doesn't know Portuguese Grammar, even so, he's fluent in Portuguese. I just wanna have a conversation with English Native speakers face to face. I don't worry if I'll make mistakes. Thank you so much for tips.
ihsan IAP (2 days ago)
How to stop thinking about you when I have to think about english only.
Alberto Garcia (2 days ago)
I thought that I would never understand English until today, I listened all the video and understood as if it was my native language, Spanish. You have a clear and understandable pronunciation. Thank You very much for your video !! 😂💔 Good tip: Monolingual English Dictionary
When somebody speaks like you I understand almost 90 percents,but I cannot understand anything in fast speech.How to overcome it?
Sumi Sheeza (3 days ago)
Hi, most of time i can think in english but sometimes i feel like that i never know that word and maybe ll be not able to translate in english also some word i can't remembere when i need it.
Amanda the Anormal (3 days ago)
I really try to think in English in my mind, to don't waste five minutes to translate a simple sentence I'm a portuguese speaker VAI BRASIL 🇧🇷🇧🇷
Marcelo Cajaíba (3 days ago)
I love your tips, i gone follow you, Thanks
Jaziel Farel (3 days ago)
"O que vô come hoje pra amoço", que bonitinho ela falando kkk
Alicia Diaz (3 days ago)
Thank you very much! Nice tips. I speak spanish and portuguese. I can tell you libro is in spanish livro is in portuguese. I love your channel!
Enna Ku (3 days ago)
How I want contact you? I have many problems English to ask you
Nickname BR (3 days ago)
oh my god your portuguese is so good!
Andrea G (3 days ago)
Hi! thanks for all those tips, they are quite handy for language learning :)...I also have an advice for you and those learning 2 languages at once, not sure if someone else already mentioned it in the comments below, but when learning 2 languages at the same time they should not be similar (in your case spanish and portuguese) because you will definitely get confused. Polyglots recommend to choose very different languages, an easy one for you depending on your native tongue (e.g dutch as you're english speaker) and a difficult one (e.g chinese or spanish)...by doing this you won´t get confused :)
ENGINEER RG (3 days ago)
Very good video an recommends 👍🏻
Dr.TiTz (3 days ago)
Your portuguese accent is very funny for portuguese guy to hear!!! Keep it with the good work
Daniela Tanise (3 days ago)
Thanks!! I like your video!
Pay Pal (3 days ago)
Sua pronúncia está muito boa,livro isso só prática mais.eu estou estudando inglês, seu vídeo estar me ajudando tankcs.
Finger Style RZ (3 days ago)
i understood 90% of your speech xd but sometimes watching movies I don't understand anything :c
А я напротив,с легкостью понимаю,что мне молвят по-английски,могу декламировать книжки на англ.и осознавать даже не думая,притом в школе учил германский,а не британский,а на данный момент решил вот выучить англ.и в итоге беседа на англ.лично мне,составление предложений даётся весьма и весьма тяжело....(
Amis Mohamed (3 days ago)
That Very good ,let us practice english directly this is my whatsapp +212618314970
albert odillon (3 days ago)
I try to think in English language, l like the language,it's better than French which is difficult,l try to think in English language, l would like to play cross words or arrow words or l read a book in English language for example Charlotte Bronte or Emily Bronte, for the news l watch BBC world international or Sky news
zeze (1 day ago)
You just need some practice, just practice and that will work, i'm french and its hard for french people to learn new language, i don't know why but i try to do the best I can and i'm sure i can succeed
I was translating words of this video in my mind while I'm watching even this video. :) ahahahaha
excelent me gusta
aima Nafeesha (4 days ago)
I understand english but i'm scared to talk in english because i feel my english is bad
sudheer yadav (4 days ago)
So nice ma,m
Hendra Wardoyo (4 days ago)
Thanks for the tips, i like for you video, but how to learn grammar in english, it's so hard
Hytham Fadlallah (4 days ago)
Incredible and enjoyable lesson thank you ❤
Josué Mora González (4 days ago)
I like your T-shirt, it could describe a lot of imaginary situations, and you teach very good, thank you.
Jorge Cañón (4 days ago)
¡Gracias! voy a ponerlo en práctica
Nelson Santos (4 days ago)
You are great, competent and beautiful! End is not a flert, or flattery; I am an almost old man, more than six decades old. What city are you from?
Elivelton Bernardes (4 days ago)
Alguém pra ser meu amigo no Facebook e me ensinar, quero aprender u.u
Edgar San (4 days ago)
Rk4Indian (4 days ago)
I understand English but I can't speack
Sudha Subbiah (4 days ago)
Will you teach me

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