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Breaking the language barrier | Tim Doner | TEDxTeen 2014

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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB http://j.mp/TxT14TimDoner Tim Doner is a senior at the Dalton School in New York City who has studied over 20 languages. His interest started at the age of 13, after several years of French and Latin, when he began learning Hebrew and soon moved on to more obscure tongues such as Pashto, Ojibwe and Swahili. As he describes it, his goal is not to achieve fluency in each, but rather to learn about foreign history and culture through the medium of language. He spends much of his time perfecting his linguistic skills in different neighborhoods around the city, and to date his Youtube channel has received over 3 million hits. Tim has been interviewed (in English, Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi, among others) for media outlets such as The New York Times, BBC, The Today Show, Reuters and The Economist. He is starting his freshman year at Harvard next year and plans to study linguistics.
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etian contreras (51 минуту назад)
Hear Hear!!!
Z Ibrahim (23 часа назад)
I’m 23 and I only speak four languages(straggled with Japanese) what a shame
mezane moha (2 дня назад)
And I says :" you can translate a language but not a culture". By the way I speak five languages which are ; Berber (mother language), English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Tallulah Bell (3 дня назад)
why did they laugh at 10:47?
Booz Mihill (3 дня назад)
سعيد من أجل هذا الفيديو، أحترم جميع الثقافات واللغات وأدعوكم لتعلّم اللغة العربية، وشكراً جزيلاً لكم 🌹.
foroogh khodadadi (5 дней назад)
Hi I m an iranian girl and really enjoyed. BRAVO TIM. You did the best!!!! I greally respect to you, your efforts and knowledge.
Caleb Ramos (6 дней назад)
¿Él hablan español?
NeuesTestament (6 дней назад)
Wow the Farsi word for daughter sounds similar to the German equivalent
BUĞDAYLI EKMEK (8 дней назад)
I want to learn a new language but i didnt quite understand how can you guys help me to understand the methods of learning a new language
Annu Benny (9 дней назад)
Please try to learn malayalam or hindi
N. Lionel Guzha (10 дней назад)
He's right about learning a new language by associating words with things that are in the physical world that you see. I have been trying to learn Ndebele (a Southern African language) since I was a teenager by myself but never really made any progress in my knowledge of the language till now. The office that I work in is full of post-it notes with Ndebele translations of the name of the object. For example, the table has a note with the Ndebele word, "Itebulu". That way, even if I had forgotten the word the previous day, I can relearn the word every time I'm at work. This guy is truly inspiring. In Africa, it's pretty normal for people to know at least two languages, one African and another European. There are others like the Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who can speak like 8 languages. But Tim Doner takes it to a whole new level with 20 languages. I wonder how many more he can learn.
Salma Alfawal (10 дней назад)
My dream is to be like this
Marko Dejanović (10 дней назад)
Ramdhani ram (11 дней назад)
Im looking for partner to speak with to improve my english, this is my skype @muh.taufikramdhani
Lani (12 дней назад)
OMG I love the second method you talked about!!
Lani (12 дней назад)
I am 14, almost 15, and I speak English natively. I have learned Spanish, and now I am learning Mandarin and Hawaiian. But I still have a long list of languages I want to learn!
Eman Salah (13 дней назад)
your Arabic is very good , excellent I'm Egyptian
Soyoung (13 дней назад)
Rory Macdonald (14 дней назад)
yet he doesn't speak spanish
Call Me Swivel Hips (15 дней назад)
My favorite thing about learning Spanish is how the literal translation of a phrase doesn't always match it's intended meaning. And becoming more fluent in the language is so much fun once you get past the hurdles of learning how to use your mouth and ear in the new language!
Kral Balkizar (17 дней назад)
I would like to see these wheels turning in your head man ... Amazing.
John Yun (18 дней назад)
He puts his passion into learning languages whole of his life. What a strongman.
haru K (18 дней назад)
I love this speech!!! I'm Japanese, and everybody knows Japanese are poor at learning languages. Now, I'm trying to learn many languages, which are English, Chinese, Cantonese, Spanish, Turkish, Russian, Korean and Arabic. I don't expect practical effects for learning languages at all, it's just for fun. He inspired me a lot.
someone (20 дней назад)
i could listen to him all day long . I'm not even kidding
silver fox (24 дня назад)
thank you!
Doreen Marie (26 дней назад)
I speak German and English and I also had French (which I wanna relearn) and Latin. I started learning Korean but I took a break of that. I am also learning Swedish right now
Andrés Reyes (29 дней назад)
The Nelson Mandela quote made me emotional. 😢
Ian Valdi Lase (1 месяц назад)
i only able to speak 3 languages. i stop to learn other language because i don't get any reasson why i have to learn another one. Thank to you tim, i'll learn my fourth one start now.
Rahmat Revi yandi (1 месяц назад)
How long did you learn that 23 languages?
CraFT st (1 месяц назад)
Faltou português
MM Kind (1 месяц назад)
Such a talent,thanks for sharing!
SpencerLowePerez (1 месяц назад)
I want to brush up my Spanish. I need to stop all this crazy Mandarin yelling. Ayudame para recuperar.
Легенда 1960х (1 месяц назад)
Unfortunately, most of people who want to become a polyglot dont have an oportunity to travel cuz the travel the best the fastest the most interest way to learn any language
Легенда 1960х (28 дней назад)
+Dedredlink maybe but definitely learning languages by travel is much better than by media
SuicideBunny6 (28 дней назад)
It's as he says, if you live in a city (not necessarily as big as New York) there will always be one way or another to learn a language
Dedredlink (29 дней назад)
well, there are polyglots that learn almost entirely from media such as music and youtube videos, so while it might not be as quick, it still can be done.
Yearah m (1 месяц назад)
as a native arabic speaker, his arabic is so good, and his pronunciation is incredible
Harun Ismail (1 месяц назад)
wow...such a great breakthrough my bro. I'm from Indonesia. Come on, come to Indonesia.
Emagination Productions (1 месяц назад)
I'm learning Spanish and Arabic.
جليبيب الامازيغي (1 месяц назад)
أبهرني فعلا هذا الفتى
Andromeda (1 месяц назад)
My God! This is truly amazing. Different languages mean different ways to express ourselves. This is why language is an art.
Harold Bubuli (1 месяц назад)
I speak fluent Filipino and Visayan language and looking to exchange language with you..
korpakukac (1 месяц назад)
Intro is way too loud compared to his talk.
Ana Haskaj (1 месяц назад)
good I like it!!
Nilly Hany (1 месяц назад)
Where is he now? I have not heard of him for a while.
Bella Andryczka (1 месяц назад)
It’s a wonderful and great talk 😀
Koitsuki Aya (1 месяц назад)
His indonesian much better than my friends :O
Eleo2k (1 месяц назад)
omlette du fromage
Eleo2k (1 месяц назад)
Learning a language and then speaking it with a native speaker is one of the greatest and most accomplishing feelings in the world, only if I had more time to put into learning new languages :(
super star (1 месяц назад)
I watch this from00:00 to 16:27😯❤🤔👍it is so coool 👍❤❤NOOO WAYYY
Aya K (1 месяц назад)
Actuallt “walk” means “歩く(Aruku)” in Japanese, not “行く(Iku)
민현규 (1 месяц назад)
What he say in Arabic, German, Chinese and Turkish?
류미키미키미키 (1 месяц назад)
우와 진짜 대단하네요!!! 한국어두 해주세염^^!!!
Diễn Nguyễn (2 месяца назад)
HI. I'm from vietnam. I want to find a partner to practice English. If anyone wanna practice speaking, contact me by skype: kieudien2414 or whatsap: +84985118624. thanks
pouriya MJ (2 месяца назад)
ooooo man farsi
Fern Heald (2 месяца назад)
I just wanted to know how to speak to this polish guy, I have a thing for 🙄 now I know how to do tongue twisters in Chinese
Şevval Muş (2 месяца назад)
🇹🇷Türkçe: Sondaki sözü çok doğru. 🇬🇧İngilizce: His last santence is very true. Abi (Ağabey) işi çözmüş.
mr. oncu (2 месяца назад)
here u go by by and thank u very much bak ben de ingilicce biliom
Samriddhi Karki (2 месяца назад)
Krissi 2212 (2 месяца назад)
I'm currently fluent in german, english and french and i'm learning swedish, and i pretty much understand spanish
Ethan Chapman (2 месяца назад)
I know two I thought I was cool 😂
Mi Hi (2 месяца назад)
I laughed at the persian part so hard. I speak Persian, the translate is so funny. tho it's so normal for us trying to respect eachother.
Mi Hi (2 месяца назад)
he spoke about things I always wanted to say. I will save this video and show it to anyone who ask me about the languages I can speak. he is really something. haha
Juwita Dubin (2 месяца назад)
Why did people laugh at 10:47?
BLAZINGJEKENZE (2 месяца назад)
This video helped me learn dutch! Thank you tim
A2D (2 месяца назад)
Who can help me learn English?
Vusal Hasanzadeh (2 месяца назад)
His Turkish and Russian is great. I want learn the Arabic but my laziness do not afford me to act.....
Hakan Ateş (2 месяца назад)
This kid is so youth for understand 20 culture and teach them with these american stand up-er way
Hakan Ateş (2 месяца назад)
There is one big problem which is you can speak 20 languages but can not be fluent.
Lyra Blue (2 месяца назад)
8:26 "oof"
an ha (2 месяца назад)
well, i don't have any word to tell about you. Great...!
Huyen Nguyen (2 месяца назад)
I have been learning 5 for 2 year now
Twitch isumcx (2 месяца назад)
Türkçe'de heyecanlandım. :)
Onee chan (2 месяца назад)
Ow he's really smart and he uses it to learn languages😊 And...he's cute😅
Shaza Darweesh (2 месяца назад)
You are perfect
Ezekiel Johnson (2 месяца назад)
Tim Doner. You are a great inspiration. You have inspired me to follow my language passion and to learn a new language. Your closing line is a real killer punch. "You can translate words easily, but you can't quite translate meaning". I am inspired. God bless you.
ロキ. (2 месяца назад)
walk is 歩く(Aruku)in Japanese. 行く(Iku )means "go"😌😌
Hannah Consiglio (2 месяца назад)
He looks like Link Neal from Rhett and Link
Starman (2 месяца назад)
I speak Farsi because Im British-Iranian and his Farsi is really good for an American, its even better than mine in some words he pronounces. Really impressive.
Shuang Cheng (3 месяца назад)
MixLab (3 месяца назад)
I speak Russian and study English, if someone wants to learn Russian, I can help and you in learning English.
MixLab (10 дней назад)
Ramdhani ram (10 дней назад)
MixLab would you teach me jajaja 😂😂
MixLab (11 дней назад)
+Ramdhani ram depends on learning.
Ramdhani ram (11 дней назад)
How hard to speak Russian?
Marina Kazanzeva (3 месяца назад)
Why study so many foreign languages? I really do not understand.
Hermes Trismegistus (3 месяца назад)
Callate maricon de mierda
Life in Turkey (3 месяца назад)
Helal olsun ilham geldi
john xiao (3 месяца назад)
that's inspiring
Addison Grace (3 месяца назад)
I m from turkey it was so awesome i like him
Spencer Petersen (3 месяца назад)
This guy is one of my personal heroes.
el-mehdi Benchaib (3 месяца назад)
Language is a tool to give sense to our thoughts and feelings. It's technology that evolved through the ages and with many civilization their impact still until now. The saddest thing that many people suffer from a programmed assimilation in another strange culture and language, as in south America, with the kurdes, with the Amazigh of north Africa and many countries. Some say that these languages aren't compatible with technology and they forget intentionally that language itself is a technology. Learning new languages open the mind to another culture and way of thinking, to break down with the standards of our cultures and think in an innovative and creative way.
Anna Denbitskaya (3 месяца назад)
I speak russian, belarusian, polish, english and a bit italian and sometimes can understand german and french. But he is the most talented I've ever met!!!
Gloria Njau (3 месяца назад)
I only speak 5 languages!! Swahili, English, Korean and Japanese... ....I plan on learning more though. Hes been one of my biggest inspirations for language learning. Hes soo confident in what he does, and is motivational.
Darius Anderson (3 месяца назад)
french Darth Vader...
알리야 로즈Alliah Rose (3 месяца назад)
He started with a clear goal, correct motivation and inspiration. And he didn't forget that. I'm so proud of him.
ANKUR GUPTA (3 месяца назад)
This person is a genious and my inspiration.
Natha Natha (3 месяца назад)
wow, impressive!!
パイロシニカル (3 месяца назад)
*gets jealous in Japanese*
anup pawar (3 месяца назад)
You Should try to learn Sanskrit language, which is mother of all Indian languages and who's grammar is so perfect that even after thousands of years, it has remained same, even without a small change.
Logotha Ironsides (4 месяца назад)
He certainly is a clever man and I very much respect his reasons for learning languages. The world needs more people who think as he does.
Hanan Ebrahim (4 месяца назад)
Why were they laughing at 10:47 ?
Sobuj Mridha (4 месяца назад)
Buddy u and I are alot alike, wish me luck.
Letícia M (4 месяца назад)
"you can translate words easily, but you can't quite translate meaning" ♡
Noggen Fogger (4 месяца назад)
Learning German rn So far so good but the prepositions and cases are killing me. The verbs dont help either. And I also have a hard time differentiating between ö and ü. Specifically in the word "drücken". The strange German pronunciation of r and the ü are making it difficult to pronounce this word for me.
SherTheDugtrio_YT (4 месяца назад)
You can't speak this language even you know all language in the world! Alien language!!!
siru sharma (4 месяца назад)
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 do you know nepali language?

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