Over the past week or two, I have found something happening, and I am not sure what to make of it. On multiple occasions, I have found myself nearly responding in Japanese to an English question – and I have to consciously correct myself. Sometimes that’s before it comes out of my mouth, and sometimes it’s not.
Yesterday, I was at a Sushi restaurant, and the waitress came up to ask what I wanted to drink. I replied “Mi-er, I mean, Water, please”. I very nearly said “Mizu kudasai”.
I’m not entirely sure why that happens, but it’s an interesting phenomenon nonetheless. Maybe it means I’m starting on a long road to fluency. Or maybe I just have an identity crisis.