Breaking the language barrier | Tim Doner | TEDxTeen 2014

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    Tim Doner is a senior at the Dalton School in New York City who has studied over 20 languages. His interest started at the age of 13, after several years of French and Latin, when he began learning Hebrew and soon moved on to more obscure tongues such as Pashto, Ojibwe and Swahili. As he describes it, his goal is not to achieve fluency in each, but rather to learn about foreign history and culture through the medium of language. He spends much of his time perfecting his linguistic skills in different neighborhoods around the city, and to date his DE-film channel has received over 3 million hits. Tim has been interviewed (in English, Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi, among others) for media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, The Today Show, Reuters and The Economist. He is starting his freshman year at Harvard next year and plans to study linguistics.

Rob Tancredi
Rob Tancredi

Genius

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Leah Jeon
Leah Jeon

Omg his Turkish pronunciation is so good. Unfortunately I don’t know other languages he spoke, but he seems to not have an accent in any😍

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Khoa Đào
Khoa Đào

Can anyone please tell me what kind of the outer piece of clothes he's wearing? Thanks.

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Maruf
Maruf

Brat o'zbekcha yaqinda international bo'ladi, 20tilga vaqt ketqazmasdan O'zbekchani o'rganing🇺🇿

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Boy He
Boy He

He speaks Chinese "Rhyme of Er" well, but he has a little accent😂

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Boy He
Boy He

@Saqar Sarmad Yes, you are right. I think his pronunciation is very good for a foreigner, (I also have an English accent) but I just think he speaks very cute👍😁

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Saqar Sarmad
Saqar Sarmad

Sure he does, having accent is pretty normal for a foreign speaker and that's the beauty of it

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Guizinhu
Guizinhu

11:26 whatsapp

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Air
Air

language is just a form of media used to express yourself however a good simple and clear language can enhance a community and a country French and Japanese is my fav

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alexieee or not
alexieee or not

this guy is amazing

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Çağlar ABAY
Çağlar ABAY

your last words is too right, you can translate words easily but you can't quite translate meaning, for example in farsi "Gurbaner beram" same in Turkish, especially east side of Turkey like "Kurban olurum" we uses in south of Turkey, meaning is same with farsi, but translation in english meaningless, it is not only learning a language, it is learning Culture with language.

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Dr Ayesha
Dr Ayesha

OMG!!!! he also speak pashto😳😳😳❣❣

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Dhrutube
Dhrutube

imagine being in a convo and you forget how to say something and it comes out as a mixture of four languages

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ALI SUROOR
ALI SUROOR

Can we restore the concept of cultural sophistication from the time the child is admitted to the nursery until the university graduation? Intellectuals, academics, professional poets and critics must sit at a discussion table with the intention of drawing the features of educational culture. First of all, it is necessary to focus on the style of the topics of the books, the quality of the general objectives, and the method of constructing the expressive word. ALI SUROOR

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Maryam _Qr
Maryam _Qr

معقولة انا العربية الوحيده هون يا عرب اثبتوا وجودكم 😅✌

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Healer
Healer

Uzbek is my favourite language, and I am proud of its beauty

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peace feathers
peace feathers

Brilliant, thanks 🔥🔥👏👏

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Vaded
Vaded

CHAI

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Vaded
Vaded

@Aatreyi GANGULI how r u?

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Vaded
Vaded

@Aatreyi GANGULI Mostly just preaching and stuff. Although there were some games

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Vaded
Vaded

@Aatreyi GANGULI just games and stuff

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Aatreyi GANGULI
Aatreyi GANGULI

@Vaded ooooh whatd u do

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Vaded
Vaded

First day, it wasn’t so bad xd

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Charles Sullivan

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Teresa Myers
Teresa Myers

I would love to be around this guy 24/7!

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Doaa Mohammed
Doaa Mohammed

I speak two languages. 🙂

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Megan Watkins

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Give your life To christ
Give your life To christ

Sijui kama unaeza ongea swahili lakini ni lugha nzuri na nita ku karibisha kuisoma

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Niue Global
Niue Global

UN declared “2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages”. Lots of languages are lost due to migration, assimilation, conflict, policies etc. . . Thanks for sharing your strategies. Fakaue lahi / Thank you

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Hanoh Beizer
Hanoh Beizer

״טים מדבר עברית״. הרשמת אותי, כל הכבוד!

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Gerbron van Staeveren
Gerbron van Staeveren

Cool 👍😎

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Hanem Gomaa
Hanem Gomaa

10:41 Oh my god he even speak Arabic better than me 😐

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Imane Mourady
Imane Mourady

He’s very biased against Arabs

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gameur pro
gameur pro

i want to speak english fluently

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danget
danget

me too lol. Check out the Refold/ AJATT method. I think it works perfectly.

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Ghefira
Ghefira

03:51 - 06:51

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Ghefira
Ghefira

This is for pratice my pronoun,

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Ghefira
Ghefira

05:38

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Ghefira
Ghefira

05:24

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Ghefira
Ghefira

04:51

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Ghefira
Ghefira

04:15

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Салями Котик
Салями Котик

About english: For which level this video? How you think? Is it for upper-intermediate level?

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Filipin
Filipin

I'd like know, because I understand so much, but I don't know speak clearly.

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Ms.Mawadda Arebi
Ms.Mawadda Arebi

He makes me feel guilty for not speaking my origin language which is Amazighn language and he taught me how to aone learning techniques Thank you Tim

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THE INSPIRATION
THE INSPIRATION

Now I realize I can be anything Thnks

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ابوالفضل صوفی

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Cooking Parker

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ymir fritz
ymir fritz

His arabic is really amazing

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sara coreana
sara coreana

He speaks Chinese and Japanese but why not Korean?

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Sơn Nguyễn Thái
Sơn Nguyễn Thái

Tim Doner: “You can translate words easily, but you can’t quite translate meaning” (TEDxTeen 2014)

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ALI SUROOR
ALI SUROOR

Il subconscio tra memoria e dimenticanza Vi siete chiesti cosa guardano i vostri figli dai contenuti digitali sugli schermi di Internet? Hai sviluppato programmi di monitoraggio collegati agli account che ti consentono di vedere i contenuti che i tuoi figli stanno guardando? O anche piantare telecamere ad alta risoluzione sui muri che ti consentono di ingrandire l'immagine e leggere il contenuto che i tuoi bambini stanno guardando؟ Ad esempio, la mente non può memorizzare scene di strada, pedoni, edifici residenziali o automobili perché queste scene sono normali e non provocano dolore, stupore, ammirazione per la mente, il cuore o l'anima. Ma la vista di un orribile incidente stradale può rimanere nella mente cosciente per molto tempo, ma rimarrà per sempre nel subconscio, causando depressione, paura di guidare o persino di camminare vicino alle strade. Cosa ne pensi delle scene di uccisione o violenza o della perdita dello spirito umano o animale con gli strumenti acuti più orribili che faranno una generazione in cerca di violenza o una generazione che soffre di malattia mentale, isolamento e unità. La soluzione è limitare queste scene che vengono trasmesse su siti e schermi web e alle forze dell'ordine interessate a prevenire contenuti violenti, sanguinari o lugubri, questa è responsabilità di tutti senza eccezioni, soprattutto intellettuali, esclusivamente scrittori. ALI SUROOR

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Emma's Easy English
Emma's Easy English

I love this video! Great motivation to keep up the language learning!

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Bojack Horseman
Bojack Horseman

pragmatically, this world would be a much better place if we could agree to one common language. It will boost/influence tourism, diplomatic paperwork, legal matters, education and gazillion other aspects of world economy. But sadly for some bizarre reason we keep choking on our own cultures, tag them holy, pious, sacred.. when in reality just a tool for communication. There's a reason why Internet became so successful, OSI-TCP/IP

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an vothithanh
an vothithanh

Thank this video a lot, I spent a lot of years to realized this is right. Language always needed respond not only person can do but need two or more.

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azlang school
azlang school

NO way! If somebody is supposed to know basic greetings and phrases like hello, how are you and so and so forth and then he claims that "I am FLUENT in 20 languages", It is a barefaced lie. If not, then everyone of us, would spend 3 months continuously learning 30 languages' basic phrases like Tim efficiently did and claim I am super fluent in 30 languages...hahaha... It wouldn't be ignored that the fact that he is passionate about languages and engrossed in them ( I need to appreciate for that...) but...but... but... it is a bitter pill to swallow that he is no longer fluent. He claims he is fluent in 20 languages... this is what I can not digest at all... For me, he is fluent only in English... Did he take any language tests for the languages he claims he is good at or Does he speak any language flawlessly like English? besides, he is aware of the basic stuff... not much and though he does not pronounce those words perfectly. This video was posted 7 years ago. If you go to him today and ask him to talk in 20 languages and try determine the level of his languages, he would not definitely pass and not be qualified to be titled as FLUENT unfortunately. If there are tests for each of those 20 languages like ILTES, He would not secure 4 band in each of them. But he can hopefully master them all if he acknowledges today that I am still not fluent, but staying on the track ! Best of luck !!!

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jessica paola engativa avella
jessica paola engativa avella

I have to practice my english. My mother tongue is Spanish, does any native English person want to learn Spanish? because I can teach you and you can help me practice my English

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Manoj Chamaria
Manoj Chamaria

Tomorrow is my horrible exam and tonight I am watching incredulous tim doner 🥺😳😳😳🥺that neeeeeeeedssss heroic courage 😉😂

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Parisa Shafieiyoun
Parisa Shafieiyoun

It was fantastic. I loved it.

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Beulah West

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İpek Kırımlı
İpek Kırımlı

Hello 2021 ı thinkimg like what is he doing boe

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Setelbait Nasser Espín
Setelbait Nasser Espín

polyglot crying in Latin America :´)

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toota
toota

How he learned this languages I wanna know that cause i really wanna learn languages because i love learn it

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Ekrem Özer
Ekrem Özer

We wish we all are going to be a polyglot but not we all have a good gift for accent

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Username:
Username:

why they laughed at 10:47

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François Descarrière
François Descarrière

I'm learning French, and I think I understood everything he said. Looking good

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ALJOKER FG

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Yadira Diaz
Yadira Diaz

He speaks very fast, in my opinion is not good because you cant understand at all, take it easy..languages is for you no for the rest of the world

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freelancer9955

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Math Teacher Nho
Math Teacher Nho

To learn a language is very fun

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Aydan
Aydan

I am a Turk and my ancestors say: One language is one person, two languages ​​are two people☺️

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Alborghetti Chicote de Fogo
Alborghetti Chicote de Fogo

Seeing this young boy speaking many languages made me remenber of Moses. RIP Moses McCormick, you were so brilliant guy with a brilliant mind.

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Вася Попкин
Вася Попкин

Russian will be there 12:07

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Zerensu Kaya
Zerensu Kaya

It's been 7 years...

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The Asian Polyglot
The Asian Polyglot

I speak English, Danish, German, French, Cantonese and Mandarin fluently... and still learned a TON from this guy. Love it.

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ATIK
ATIK

This video inspired me, I love learning new languages. I hope i could learn more than 10.

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Max marcus monak
Max marcus monak

5:40 لماذا يضحكون في هذه لحظه لم أفهم السبب هل يلمحون إلي شيء ما لم أفهم سبب هذا الضحك ؟؟

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Edgar Rusell
Edgar Rusell

Nobody's trying to be like you by learning English.

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nahid norooz
nahid norooz

It is true that if someone speaks in your language it'll go to your heart he started talking Persian and I fell in love

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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

does anyone have time to help me learn english, please can they write to me?

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CEO of Existing
CEO of Existing

So he wouldn’t look any words up at all?

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Utku Köseoğlu
Utku Köseoğlu

In Turkish he said Hadi bakalım means lets go Tamam means okay Güle güle means bye bye Finally çok teşekkür ederim means thank you very much Then i know Italian, French, Dutch, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Spainsh...

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Ashwinn Myburgh
Ashwinn Myburgh

this guy is an idol for me, one of my heroes.

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Life Colors
Life Colors

Wish i can speak more than 10 languages

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Zakaria Agnaou Amounane
Zakaria Agnaou Amounane

15:15 It would have been badass if he had said: - "If I die, more than 20 languages die with me"

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ははは
ははは

課題で観に来た人✋🏻

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KARA
KARA

日本語出てきたとき嬉しかった

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baboo lis
baboo lis

speaks a lot has a sweaty tongue

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Ayşenur Badem
Ayşenur Badem

And suddenly "mama I'm in love with a criminal" 😭

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Мария Кулиш
Мария Кулиш

His pronunciation and speed of speaking is incredible. i could understand everything)))

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tomato egg
tomato egg

なんでこんなん見なあかんねん!

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Menna Mostafa
Menna Mostafa

1:26 he really knows 😂😂❤️

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BD Man's Reaction
BD Man's Reaction

I can find some motivation from it,,thanks a bunch

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Mayse Fagundes
Mayse Fagundes

This is awesome 😍

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Jose Schreiber

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Yanis Agodor
Yanis Agodor

Jesus love you, he died on the cross for you, accept him as your lord and savior he can change everything. For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life" (Jn 3:16" But you must repent too. From that time Jesus went about preaching and saying, Let your hearts be turned from sin, for the kingdom of heaven is near. (Matthew 4:17)*

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mazdak bamdadan
mazdak bamdadan

Awesome man!!

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Wellington Gomes Pires

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Guillaume Vera-Navas
Guillaume Vera-Navas

Nice. To be fluent very quickly in a language, and also protect the linguistic-cultural diversity worldwide, the best option is certainly learning Esperanto, the super easy and most neutral language that actually exists on this planet.

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RxV Clap
RxV Clap

Hello from Indonesia. You're doing a great job. I'm still strugle to learn English, but I believe I can speak it fluently one day ...

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bnavveer

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fater saadatniaki

قربان معرفت و مرامت as we say is Farsi

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Farmington

2:59 s

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Guadalupe Hernandez

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junaid shah
junaid shah

He's literally an inspiration, after watching him i started to learn about languages Now i can speak urdu, Kashmiri, hindi, english, arabic, persian, turkish Now learning French and Spanish

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junaid shah
junaid shah

@Zubaida Karim yeah surely I'll say time and dedication is very very important in learning every language ~ learn fusha arabic or msa and learn dialect which is one of the important, actually there are lot of dialects you'll find but if you tell i found 2 pretty good one is levantine and one egyptian Levantine is pretty easy and clear to understand in entire arab and it's one of the prettiest dialect in arab Second egyptian it's also good and it's famous I chose levantine dialect because it was closer to fusha ~ utilise YouTube as much as you can stick to one channel who teaches levantine dialect just stick to one which ever you'll find the best ~ record everything you learn it's one of the important thing ~ go for vocabs once you do that which i found pretty amazing and then they'll help you to put these words to form sentence which will eventually help you to speak arabic And if you could afford you can hire online teacher only if you want but it's not important So i hope it'll help you it helped me Have a nice journey ahead 😊

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Zubaida Karim
Zubaida Karim

that's great! I'm learning Arabic right now and cant wait to be better at it (any advice?). I can also somewhat understand Hindi and Urdu but can't really differentiate between them

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Ayşenur Badem
Ayşenur Badem

Wow it is good to see someone learning Turkish :)

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Molly Cottrell
Molly Cottrell

I rlly want to learn Spanish but I'm finding it rlly hard

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Shahab Zafar
Shahab Zafar

"Sta talafuz zabardast de. Da pashto dapara dera dera manana." Your pronunciation is awesome. Thanks ever so much for (speaking) Pashto.

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Jojo
Jojo

I want to have an English speaker as partner

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Rin
Rin

Actually I need one too

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anas sahmoud

very nice

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anas sahmoud

very nice

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Eth Bondiboo

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essam Abedy

He has an excellent non Arabic speaker language,, not like others western who speak Arabic weirdo

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Ánh Lưu

He is such a handsome and hurmerous guy. Thank you so much for inspiring me

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Bekir Eren Peker

ım impressed that was a realy good acsent for turkish then any person who dosent speak turkish

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