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Alex Rawlings, a 20-year-old student at Oxford University, has won a search to identify the most multilingual student in the U.K.

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1. Ganjabus 2 years ago

And I have trouble speaking my first language..

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2. imagic 2 years ago


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3. Mafu 2 years ago

wow, this is very impressive... I also love learning languages, but 11 languages at 20 is just incredibly amazing!! He also seems to be quite fluent in all of them !

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4. JesperA86 2 years ago

The description is a little bit weird :P

It sounded like Alex Rawlings won the contest that wanted to find the most multilingual person, not that Alex Rawlings WAS the most multilingual person :P

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5. orion 2 years ago

Wow, he seems very fluent in all of them, even if this text is rehearsed. I rarely find the right words without pausing to think! Respect.

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6. cranky 2 years ago

So he speaks English, Catalan, Greek, German, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, Spanish, French, Italian and Hebrew. Well done! Ben fet! Μπρ?βο! ???????! Goed gedaan! Wel gedaan!¡Bien hecho! Bon! Ben fatto! ?? ?????! (With help from Google translate -- edit: to bad Snotr doesn't support all encodings)

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7. pyr0 2 years ago

I bet he is single because he does not speak the language of love >:)

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8. loadrunner 2 years ago

I only know Dutch, English, German and Spanish. think he can get a good translator job. His Dutch and German seem almost free of dialect.

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9. WildMonkey 2 years ago

Jokes on him, in a few years we will all have perfect universal translators on our phones. It's like the genius astrophysicists working at Burger King.

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10. irishgek 2 years ago

He has a natural talent for it as he has also mastered all the accents almost spot on !

#8 I'm Irish and I learned Dutch (lived there 9 years) but he still pronounced the "CD" with an English C not the Dutch one :P

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11. drudchen 2 years ago

His russian is pretty impressive.. almost no accent

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12. kissmybackbone 2 years ago

@9 oh yeah ?! and when the translator battery dies, how are you going to ask for an outlet then ??!!
maybe you should learn sign language (actual words, mind you...!!)
but then again, when you play online games you only need about 100 words....
looks like the joke is already on you

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13. Burimi 2 years ago

I can speak: Albanian, English, German, Bosnian, Croatian, serbian, MonteNegrin, and FYROM only 8 languages :(

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14. Comment rated too low. Show this comment Yours88 2 years ago

Why did they count greek twice?

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15. PortugaL26 2 years ago

yeah, but i speak portuguese and he doesn't! 8-) :D

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16. dannodon 2 years ago

#13: LOL, or you can just say Yugoslavian? It's almost the same (apart from albanian).

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17. Burimi 2 years ago

#16 - there is no more YUGOSLAVIA. I know its almost the same Bosnian, Croatian, serbian, MonteNegrin, and FYROM but I just wanted to look interesting.

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18. SamPsychedelic 2 years ago

Just found out that India as a country has more than 50 languages x_x

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19. kazannova 2 years ago


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20. ZEX983 2 years ago

#Burimi, duvaj ga sa tim pravopisom, jel razumes?

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21. Or3n 2 years ago

yay! hebrew and spanish! :D

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22. RealDollNipSlip 2 years ago

@PortugaL26. Pena que ninguem conheco a nossa lingua. E a maioridade que falam Portugues sao Brasileiros.

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23. Burimi 2 years ago


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24. herial 2 years ago

Ultimate challange: learn Slovenian language! some say it's most dificult language! and i agree! :D

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25. Threeme2189 2 years ago

He has to work on his Hebrew a bit.
But he's a helluva lot better than I am at all of the other languages!!!

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26. tree4free 2 years ago

#24 i speak Slovenian perfectly, but for foreigners it's true that this is one of the most difficult languages to learn.

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27. cyberdevil 2 years ago

I think it requires a certain mindset to learn that much, and to really be fluent in them. Just keeping French & Spanish separate is hard enough for me, inspiring this is.

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28. RandurSource 2 years ago

I can speak english and very loud english to make myself understandable in France