I just woke up and remembered a dream I was having… in Swahili. It wasn’t all Swahili but it’s a sign that I’m on my way to being fluent. You always hear people talking about whether they can dream in a language other than their mother tongue, so it must be a significant event. I was never fluent in Spanish, but after studying it for five years and growing up in San Diego I probably got pretty close. Having said that, I don’t remember having any dreams in Español.
As far as I can remember the dream, I was at a movie theater somewhere. I think I had snuck in and gotten kicked out, or I dunno. The part I remember is telling some little Kenyan kid ukiingia utachapwa (“if you enter you will get hit”). That’s all I remember. Maybe I wasn’t sneaking in, maybe I was working there, who knows. Anyways, let’s hope I have more dreams in Swahili because it’s a pretty funny phenomenon.
On a side note, my Spanish sucks now. Any simple sentence I try to create in my head comes out in Swahili. Oh well. Hopefully it’s still in there somewhere.