With the globalization of K-Pop, it is essential for idols to learn a different language. During their trainee period or throughout their career, idols attend classes to better communicate with fans around the world. For many, they learn essential phrases or keywords that are needed to promote in other countries.
Then there are those idols who go the extra mile by learning three or more languages. They show off their linguistic talents and become fully fluent. Fans are often amazed at his fluency and ability to retain all of his linguistic knowledge.
Below are 10 multilingual K-Pop idols known to be fluent in 3 or more languages.
Key is a standout performer and a natural variety show superstar. It has always impressed netizens everywhere – and it is capable of doing so in multiple languages. The veteran idol is a master of Korean, Japanese, English and Mandarin. His main motivators are his international fans, as Key simply wants to be able to better communicate with them.
CL is brimming with charisma and swagger, allowing her to become a global impact. She is able to communicate in multiple languages including French, Japanese, English and of course Korean. This is due to the time she has spent abroad, moving from Japan, France, and Korea. She is certainly a talented artist in more ways than one.
RM is an excellent leader and rapper of BTS. He is also a master of languages, being able to speak in Korean, English and Japanese. He naturally learned Japanese due to his work in the entertainment business. But he is best known for his command of the English language. In recent years, RM has given several speeches entirely in English with elegance and poise. He really is a leader anyone can support.
Lisa is a first-class performer capable of rocking the stage from start to finish. The most impressive thing is that it can do this in multiple languages. Although Thai is taken for granted, she also speaks English, Korean and Japanese. There have been countless videos showcasing the idol’s language proficiency, both in a professional and casual setting.
Jackson is a never-ending pool of talent. He is a former professional athlete, an award-winning musician and variety superstar. It can also add multilingual artists to the list. Jackson speaks Korean, English, Cantonese and Mandarin without any problems. He’s a quadruple threat in the language department and never ceases to amaze fans and non-fans alike.
Sandara Park is legendary in the K-Pop scene, but not just for her time in 2NE1. She has a deep history in the entertainment industry, making her debut in the Philippines. As such, she speaks Tagalog, English, Korean, and Japanese. With these skills, she is able to converse with fans all over the world, adding to her immense global appeal.
YangYang has impressive stage presence and charisma, winning the hearts of millions around the world. But if you’re new to Idol, you might be surprised to learn that he’s fluent in a total of four languages. YangYang can speak fluently in German, English, Korean and Mandarin. With these skills, he manages to greet his fans from all over the world with ease.
Coming from Los Angeles, California and being Taiwanese-American, it’s no surprise that Amber is a master of languages. She is able to converse fluently in English, Mandarin and Korean. She is able to switch between these languages effortlessly, showing off her immense linguistic proficiency.
Ten is an extremely talented dancer and a captivating performer. He is also extremely talented in the language department. The idol can speak four languages, including Thai, Mandarin, English and Korean. His fluency in these languages is impressive and certainly helps him connect with international fans everywhere.
Henry has an impressive career that commands immense respect and admiration. On his journey, he became fluent in several languages. This includes Korean, English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He also speaks French and Thai to a lesser extent. Henry is a multilingual genius who never ceases to amaze fans.
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