Meet the people who can speak 30+ languages

pol·y·glot
ˈpälēˌɡlät/
adjective
adjective: polyglot
  1. 1.
    knowing or using several languages.

They’re called hyperglots. They’re polyglots who can speak more than 10 languages. Let’s be honest, most of us (us being defined as Americans–or anglophones in general) have trouble speaking even one additional language. And here are these people speaking 10 times the amount we can–minimum.

Truth is, there are health benefits to learning a second language–like delaying Alzheimer’s by an average of 4 years–as well as social benefits. So sure, maybe you shouldn’t know that many languages. But you should know at least one more–and know it well.

Click to learn more at: BBC Future

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