Foreign Languages

This 16-year-old will make you feel dumb. Why? Cause he speaks 20 languages

I never thought I’d be jealous of a teenager, but then I saw this video on YouTube and damn! I wish I was even half as talented as this kid. He’s awesome. When he filmed this video he was 16 and spoke 20 languages. Now he’s 17 and he speaks 23 languages, including Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Swahili and Persian. While he seems to be conversational in all 20 languages, French (he claims) is the one he’s most fluent in.

I can’t speak to this ability with most of these languages, but his German was really good!


How many languages do YOU speak? Which ones are on your language bucketlist?

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