I've alway had trouble with this and ever since the first day that I knew I wanted to learn a language, I've had this question in my mind.
When I read a sentence in a different language, my brain wants me to translate every word in that sentence, word for word, back in to English. This makes it difficult when learning a language as obviously not every language is structured this way. Plus, when I see a word in a different language, my mind must think of the English translation of it to comprehend the meaning.
Does anyone else have this problem? Is this just an early stage of language learning? Thanks