A 6-year-old American girl who spoke fluent Korean to a taxi driver impressed not only the Korean driver but is impressing netizens as well.
In a video posted to Youtube and Reddit by her mother, Anaya, a U.S.-born citizen, speaks fluent Korean to a cab driver in the country, where both her parents work teaching English.
Among the topics of conversation with the driver is that her parents call her a “princess,” to which the driver replies that those called princesses in the country are considered pretty.
At one point in the clip, Anaya’s mother says, “Korean little,” to express her inability to speak the language fluently. Her young daughter steps right in, however, to tell the driver that her mother is pregnant with a “little big sister,” to which the driver corrects her Korean to “a little sister.”
In the video’s description, Anaya’s mother writes that her daughter’s conversation is awesome because “Korean is one of the top 3 hardest languages for English speakers to learn.” and “How many little black girls do you know personally that can speak Korean?”
The video of Anaya, now aged 8, was taken from two years ago. She moved to Korea when she was 1 and currently attends a Korean elementary school.
“We put this video up as a way to show the benefits of raising your children abroad. This is meant to be a positive video to promote awareness that black people are traveling the world and our children are the products of our travels. We want to encourage others that it is possible!”