German blogger and UCT student Noah Baier has been in Cape Town for several months, and yet, he’s mastered the art of speaking one of South Africa’s official 11 languages – isiXhosa.
Hailing from Frankfurt, Baier explained in a now-viral YouTube video that besides learning English, he has taken language classes in isiXhosa.
“I’ve noticed that Xhosa people are extremely happy when they see you speak to them in their language, especially as a foreigner,” he said.
In the video, Baier took to the streets of Cape Town and spoke to some people in their mother tongue.
In one scene, he speaks to a security guard, and she is blown away when he changes his dialect from English to…
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