HUFFPOST | Georges Awaad Can Speak 19 Languages. He's Only 20

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Published: 27May2019

At the age of 20, the Montreal linguistics student can already speak 19 different languages, most of which he taught himself through a combination of internet videos, music and conversation with friends.

“I’m a very auditory person, so I try to expose myself as much as possible to the language, by listening to music, videos, films if I find them, and by listening to conversations and having them with friends,” he said in a phone interview.

He also speaks Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, Hebrew, Romanian, Swedish, Georgian, Armenian, Cantonese, Korean, Esperanto, and Dutch.

His plans for the future include completing a linguistics degree at McGill University before eventually getting a Masters and PhD.

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