BY: Michelle Liew
Being Malaysian, being able to speak various languages is a common skill. Besides Malay and English, we are encouraged to learn the language of another country with the aim of expanding knowledge.
Some universities offer language subjects so that students can be more equipped when it comes to working in multinational companies or even just as a hobby.
However, it is undeniable that learning a whole new language is a difficult task, as it requires patience, time and the passion. Only as such, can one master another language.
This Malaysian girl living in Switzerland made it to the limelight with her exceptional linguistic skills. A video recently went viral on TikTok, showcasing the girl speaking seven languages fluently.
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Through the video uploaded by @saidah.salim, it can be seen that the polyglot has amazing skills. Apart from English and Malay, she speaks Swiss German, German, French, Chinese and Italian as well.
Even though she has lived in Switzerland since birth, she is proficient in her native tongue Malay and sounds like she has been in Malaysia her whole life.
Her impressive skills garnered the attention of netizens in Malaysia, and many praised her for it. Her video has sparked in everyone an interest to learn more languages.
Thus far, the video has 166.2k likes, 2,762 comments and 2,695 shares.