They say you are on your way to understanding another language when you start to dream in it.
After hours of conjugating verbs and smashing your way through broken conversations with whomever is forced to hear you speak, you are slowly getting it.
Suddenly the words on billboards and the sides of trains are beginning to make sense. Fragments of conversation from those passing by are suddenly translated. Exponentially, the world of haze comes into focus and you begin to understand more and more.
The true test of linguistic gains is the sack. If you are dreaming about irregular verbs, then your brain is making space for them.
They say the best way to learn a language is in bed. But I’m not sure they’re talking about dreams. Either way, and for either case, you are going to need the best bed you can get to keep your, um, language skills coming back.