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Japanese girl speaks fluent Bangla, Hindi in viral video

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Filed on February 4, 2020
Japanese girl speaks fluent Bangla, Hindi in viral video

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She apparently learnt the languages while studying in Kolkata and Delhi.

Sakura, a Japanese native, has gone viral after a video clip of her speaking of her love for Bangla and local dishes was uploaded to Facebook.
 
Uploaded by Facebook user Apurba Das, it features her friend Sakura speaking in Hindi and Bangla. It has gathered over 400,000 views and 10,000 shares.
 
In the video, she says: "Namaskar, my name is Sakura, I work with TCS Japan. I studied Bangla at Jadavpur University, they have a Bengali department. I used to live in Gole Park (Kolkata). I would walk from Gole Park to Jadavpur. There was a short summer programme, I stayed in Kolkata for two months."


 
"I liked reading Bangla, so I decided I would do it long term. I stayed on for another six months, then I went to Delhi to study Hindi."
 
"Bangla is a rich language. I have read Feluda's stories (the detective created by Satyajit Ray). I have seen a few Bangla films too. I have seen Pather Panchali. I love Rabindranath Tagore's Postmaster."
 
"I loved ilish maach, but in Japan, we don't have any fish preparations with mustard. I did not like roshogolla the first time I had it, but loved it the second time."


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