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Old 10-30-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Birmingham (AHN) - A ten-year-old boy has been described as a lingo genius after it was learned he could speak 10 languages aside from his native Hindi.

Arpan Sharma, a primary pupil from Oldbury, West Midlands taught himself using CD-Rom, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Swahili, Mandarin, Polish, Thai and the Lugandan language of Uganda.

He learned Hindi from his parents.

10-Year-Old Boy Speaks 10 Languages | October 30, 2007 | AHN (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7008997276 - broken link)
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Old 10-30-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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WOW. WOW. That is all I can say...Wow...
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Perfect age for learning languages. There is some good that can come from listening to CDs......
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Sheffield, England
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Wow! Aside from English I can kind of speak German and just learning that was hard enough. I really admire people who have the patience and will to persevere in learning languages because it's a skill we all should really practice a bit instead of going on vacation and just expecting foreigners to be able to speak English all the time.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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cool beans! bravo
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