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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 25, 2018, 02:20 PM

7. He is very, very, very lucky.

He's made good friends among the Brazilian graduate students, and hopefully will stay in touch.

His French, while he was a little insecure about it when he arrived in France, is now good enough that he prefers that French speakers with very heavy accents in English speak to him in French since he can understand them better.

He's keeping his journal in French for the remainder of the trip.

I'm his father - and I can't help bragging more than a little - but this kid is impressive. His scientific conversations with me I can see are already at a high level.

He just completed his first year of college, and there are many things he talks about that are beyond me already. I'm trying to keep up.

When he told me that he wanted to learn Portuguese, I just said, "I expected that."

He already speaks English, French, passable Spanish, passable written and spoken Chinese, a little Russian, and a smattering of Italian.

He's 19.

He says, however, that he worries that people think he's smarter than he actually is.

Go figure.

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