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Teenage ‘Hyperpolyglot’ Breezes Through 20 Languages in Single Take

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Timothy Doner is a teenage ‘hyperpolyglot’ with conversational proficiency in over 20 different languages. While he only considers himself fluent in about five or six tongues, the linguist clearly has a knack (and keen interest) for learning new languages. In the video above (which was actually filmed in 2012 when he was only 16), Doner demonstrates his amazing ability.

For more, check out his YouTube channel, Facebook page and Blog.

Languages used (chronologically): English, French, Hausa, Wolof, Russian, German, Yiddish, Hebrew, Arabic, Pashto, Farsi, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, Indonesian, Dutch, Xhosa, Swahili, Hindi, Ojibwe