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Have you wondered if the celebrities you see on TV and movies are polyglot? Or better, do you want to learn the language that your favorite celebrity speaks? Well, you are in the right place! With VocApp, you will learn all about multilingual celebrities and you will be able to learn the languages they speak! Stick with us and let us show you our TOP 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities!
What is the meaning of polyglot?
Firstly, let us explain what a polyglot person is! A polyglot is a person who knows and is able to use several languages. However, there is a difference between a polyglot person and a bilingual person! A bilingual person speaks 2 languages and a polyglot usually speaks and uses more than 2 languages to communicate!
For example, you are living in a country with English as the native language, but you also speak in Spanish at school! If you can maintain a conversation in both languages, and/or if you can read both of them, you are a bilingual person! But imagine, now you go to work in Germany and want to speak in German. If you can speak fluently and read, if you use the language daily to communicate and interact with others, then you are now a polyglot person!
Top 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities
And now that you know the small difference between a polyglot and a bilingual person, we can now tell you what you want to know! Here is our Top 10 Famous Polyglot Celebrities!
Have you heard of Natalie Portman? For sure you have! One of the most famous female celebrities of the 21st century, the role that made Natalie an actor to remember is Black Swan, for which she won the Oscar of best Actress. She is a phenomenal actor and most importantly, she is the number one on our list of bilingual celebrities!
Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem and she is fluent in Hebrew! She is also fluent in English, and can make conversation in French, German, Japanese and Spanish, which makes her a great choice for our first name on the list!
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But another group of very famous people that are multilingual celebrities shows up in sports! And that is where Roger Federer comes into place! As you may know, he is a Swiss professional tennis player, and therefore he can speak in German, Swiss-German to be exact. He is also fluent in English and fluent in French. Moreover, he can also speak in Italian and Swedish a bit! Amazing isn’t it?
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Now, you must have heard of Lupita Nyong’o! Together with Natalie Portman, she is one of the most famous female celebrities of recent years! She became very famous playing Patsey in 12 Years a Slave and is becoming a symbol of the African culture in movies, for example with her role in Black Panther.
She was raised in Kenya but was born in Mexico city. She can speak in Spanish fluently, together with English! And more, Lupita Nyongo’o is also fluent in Luo and Swahili!
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Fernando Alonso is a Spanish racing driver and former Formula One racing driver. In addition to Spanish, Alonso is fluent in French, Italian and English. Say what?!
He was born in Oviedo, in northern Spain. He lived in England until the time he moved to Switzerland in 2006. Recently he is in a relationship with an Italian model, maybe this is where he learned it from!
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Now, we do not have to tell you who Shakira is! But did you know that she can speak four languages?! Impressive isn’t it? Because she was born in Colombia, she can speak in Spanish, but she is also fluent in English, Italian and Portuguese! Shakira learned Portuguese through touring in Brazil in her late teens.
As for why she can speak in English so well, its thanks to a former American boyfriend. She has recorded music in both Spanish and English, and as you probably know, she has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide!
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Maybe you have yet to know Alicia Vikander? This amazing actor has become popular as the new generation Lara Croft, and before that the robot-girl in the movie ‘Ex-Machina’.
But she makes the cut on our list for her polyglot nature! Her mother tongue is Swedish, but she is also fluent in English! And more! She has learned how to speak in Danish for a role and can also speak in French! Impressive!
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Mila Kunis was born in a Jewish family in Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine) and she later moved to Los Angeles with her family. She became famous for her role in ‘That 70´s Show’ and she makes the voice of Meg in the show ‘Family Guy’! That is why she can speak in Russian as well as be fluent in English!
Another actor who speaks 4 languages is Tom Hiddleston! Apart from his native English, ‘The Avengers’ star and infamous ‘brother-of-Thor’, Tom Hiddleston can speak in Spanish, French, and Greek. The latter, he learn while studying the Classics in College!
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Another one on our list that can speak Danish is Viggo Mortensen! This is because of his father’s Danish descent! As to why he is fluent in English, he learned it from his American mother, and his time living in New York.
Together with Danish and English, he can also speak in Spanish and is fluent in French. And more, he can get around to speak a bit of Catalan, Swedish and Norwegian!
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Last, but certainly not least, on our list of Polyglot celebrities is Bradley Cooper! The extraordinary actor who most recently played in the movie ‘A Star Is Born’ is fluent in French, together with English! He can also speak a bit in Italian because of his mother, who is of Italian ancestry!
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