Arieh Smith, a.k.a. Xiaomanyc on social media, is a famous American Youtuber with over 4 million subscribers. He is famous for his amazing languages skills. He can speak perfect Chinese Mandarin and a variety of Chinese dialects.
In one of his videos, Xiaoma decided to film himself going through NYC Chinatown, pretending to be a normal white guy, trying to eat in a Chinese restaurant. In all the restaurants he went to, he starts speaking in English and then switches to Mandarin, surprising waiters, owners, and clients. Someone recognizes him and shakes hands, some others are just so stunned that cannot believe their ears. Their expressions are priceless.
In another video, he decided to go to a Chinese nail technician with a friend while filming. The woman started gossiping in Chinese to her co-worker telling her that they were crazy to film that. When he starts speaking in Mandarin, the woman is really surprised and tells him he does speak even better than her daughter. However, the prank really happens when he starts speaking in Fuzhounese, her Chinese dialect. This makes her not only surprised but also very happy.
This guy is a real nature prodigy and his languages skills have made him famous. Let’s try to improve ourselves by starting to learn another language. It will not only be useful for travelling but also a lot of fun!