Ioannis Ikonomou works as an interpreter for the European Union in Brussels and he speaks 32 languages, or maybe even more, according to different sources. If you personally know Ioannis or you know how to reach him, please tell him that we, at Freelang, would love to interview him! We just read an article in French that gave very few details, just that the man is 44 year-old and he began learning English at the age of 5. He considers Chinese as a simple language (!) and mentions Hungarian as the most difficult language to learn. I had already heard that before, but coming from a guy who knows so many languages, it sounds really true. The one question I really would like to ask him, though, is how does he do so as not to forget a language?
What about you, dear reader, do you speak several languages and can you practice them on a regular basis?