Aug 6, 2009
A Greek, an official of the European Union in Brussels, speaks 42 languages and is preparing to start learning another three.
Janis Ikonomu (44) grew up in Greece, is fluent in 42 languages and now work in the translation department of the EU in Brussels. Learning foreign languages started as five year old boy. First taught English, and then continued with German, Italian, Turkish and other languages. Overcome the most serious is Hungarian.
“Chinese is a simple language, but so different,” said Ikonomu. He pointed out that he spend his childhoodÂ looking in dictionaries, but that is the learning for the real passion.
Soon starts to learn amharic language, which is established in Ethiopia, on the “way” he will enter on the courses of estonian and maltese language.
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