NewJeans' Minji Showcases Multilingual Prowess, Impresses Fans with Fluent Japanese
In the world of K-pop, where talent and visuals often take center stage, NewJeans' Minji is making waves not just for her striking beauty but also for her impressive linguistic skills. The young idol recently showcased her fluency in Japanese, adding to her already known proficiency in Korean and English.
During a recent appearance on the music program "NHK MUSIC EXPO 2023," Minji caught the attention of fans and netizens alike. Following the program, a video was posted on the "NHK MUSIC" social network channel, where Minji effortlessly conversed in Japanese with SUZUKA, the main vocalist of the Japanese unit Atarashii Gakko. The ease with which she responded to SUZUKA's playful questions, including the duration of her flight to Japan and whether the journey was uncomfortable, was commendable.
The conversation didn't just stop at casual banter. Minji continued to engage in a deeper conversation, praising the Atarashii Gakko leader for her cool demeanor and even discussing her recent nail art experience in Japan. Listeners were quick to commend Minji's impeccable Japanese accent and pronunciation. Yet, in her characteristic humility, Minji downplayed her skills, attributing her proficiency to ongoing studies.
While her Japanese is certainly noteworthy, it's just one of the three languages Minji is fluent in. Born in Korea, Minji has honed her English skills from a young age, further refining them during a brief study stint in Canada. Her interactions with NewJeans members Danielle and Hanni, both of whom grew up in Australia, have also contributed to her English fluency. Fans and interviewers alike have often lauded Minji's English diction, which complements her top-tier visuals.
But the linguistic surprises don't end there. Minji is also preparing for the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2, the second-highest grade in the JLPT test series.
Netizens were quick to express their admiration for Minji's multilingual talents. Comments ranged from surprise at her Japanese fluency to admiration for her ability to understand and engage in humor in a foreign language. One fan aptly summed up the sentiment, stating, "At this rate, there's nothing she can't do. She's not only beautiful but also smart and talented."
In an industry teeming with talent, Minji's linguistic prowess sets her apart, proving that she's more than just a pretty face. As NewJeans continues to make waves in the K-pop scene, fans can look forward to more showcases of Minji's diverse talents.
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