Video of Richard Juan Speaking 4 Languages Goes Viral
RICHARD JUAN – Hong Kong-raised Filipino celebrity Richard Juan spoke English, Tagalog, Cantonese, and Mandarin in viral video.
Recently, the 28-year-old celebrity caught the attention of the netizens after he shared a Tiktok video of him speaking English, Tagalog, Cantonese, and Mandarin. He used the “duet” feature of the social media app with a netizen named Mae Chen.
Richard Juan’s viral Tiktok video has amassed more than 541 thousand views as of this writing. Twitter users also reacted to his video.
Watch the video below:
Richard Juan told PUSH that he knows different languages because he was exposed to various ones while growing up. He said, “I grew up in Hong Kong, and the language that’s used there is Cantonese hence that’s how I learned Cantonese. I studied in international schools growing up, so English was the primary language that was used so that’s probably why I speak English with an American accent. We were also taught a second language from grade school until high school, so that’s where I learned Mandarin. And lastly, when I moved to the Philippines, that’s where I learned Tagalog when I was studying at U.P.”
Other than the 4 languages, Richard Juan said he also knows how to speak Hokkien and a little bit of French. “I also speak Hokkien at home, which is the language that is used by most Chinese-Filipinos here in the Philippines. I learned a little bit of French for around 1-2 years, because we were also required to learn a third language back in middle school but I wouldn’t say I ‘know’ French, but it’s something I’d love to be able to say one day,” he said.
According to the report, Richard Juan revealed that he also wants to speak Korean. He shared he’s now studying the language with his fans.
The “Love Thy Woman” actor also gave advice to the people who want to learn other languages. He said, “Don’t force it, take small but consistent steps. Practice everyday, even for just 20 to 30 minutes or talk to people that know that language! That’s how I learned Tagalog! Learn from words to sentences and eventually you will learn to communicate, and don’t worry about how fast you will learn, what’s important is, you’re not stopping. And don’t be shy when it comes to making mistakes! You’re bound to make mistakes when learning a new language!”
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