HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SPEAK?!
Here’s a fun video of me speaking 20 languages in 15 countries! How many languages can you speak?! I am conversational in Spanish and Korean, semi-conversational in Czech and Russian, and I know many words/phrases in Tagalog, Hebrew, Vietnamese and Thai.
Learning languages is one of the most rewarding parts about travel. It allows me to experience a culture through a new lens, and gives me a deeper understanding of the people’s lives and what’s happening around me. When I was recently in Equatorial Guinea, I spent a few minutes talking to the owner of a restaurant in Spanish — and then, I already felt comfortable with my surroundings!
Before I visit any new country, I always try to learn a few basic words (i.e. yes, no, please, thank you, one, two, three) — and in many countries, I try to learn a bit more.
I had a lot of fun making this video last year over 2 months in 15 different countries — THANK YOU to all my friends who helped translate these sentences for me in their respective languages.