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veen  ·  278 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017

So true. The first few weeks of studying abroad in Canada were much more mental effort than I'd imagined...going from talking Dutch all summer to not hearing Dutch more than once a week is quite a difference. After about three weeks, my brain decided "okay we're now gonna switch over to English" and that mental drain dissipated. (Switching back to Dutch was a similar process - extra weid because it legitimately feels like you're relearning your mother tongue. My Dutch used English syntax for like, a month.)