English translation: "I asked myself" is OK instead of "I wondered"
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Explanation: In my use of English, "I said to myself" is correct but it doesn't mean "I wondered". "I asked myself" is more or less equivalent to "I wondered". "I said to myself" could mean that you rehearsed (in your mind) an expression of your opinion.
Examples: I said to myself "Those fireworks are too loud for my comfort."
I asked myself whether I should complain about the noise.
I wondered whether to complain about the noise.
Oliver Walter United Kingdom Local time: 23:43 Native speaker of: English