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Dreaming in a Second Language

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A woman who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States wonders: If you’re studying a second language and start dreaming in it, does that mean you’ve reached the point of fluency? English has adopted several words from her native language, Tagalog, including boondocks, from Tagalog bundok, or “mountain,” and yo-yo, the term that replaced an older name for that round toy on a string, bandalore. This is part of a complete episode.

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