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A quiz: If a person who speaks three languages is trilingual, and one who speaks four languages is quadrilingual, what is someone called who speaks no foreign languages at all?

Answer: an American.

Great article by Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times journalist on why it’s important to learn Spanish and Chinese in the US. He speaks Chinese. This is rare. Few US journalists can speak a foreign language.

Primero Hay Que Aprender Español. Ranhou Zai Xue Zhongwen.