Other than English, foreign languages like Japanese and Korean were not taught in schools—unless one studied at a Foreign Languages High School. There were a few teachers who knew other foreign languages and taught during certain elective classes but the students could not have possibly learned the language within a week of the elective lessons.
Yun Jian was from Longmen Yi Junior High School. The school did not have any teachers who knew other foreign languages aside from English.
As for Ji Xuetang, she was consistently practicing with her tuition teachers even during weekends. That was how she learned three foreign languages.
When Ji Xuetang talked to Yun Jian in Japanese, it was assumed that Yun Jian could not have possibly understood it. At least, everyone watching had already thought that it would definitely end with Yun Jian losing.
It came as a surprise that Yun Jian knew Japanese—she knew Japanese too!
Even Lawson who was seated at the judges panel could not help straightening up while the students around them as well as the other judges widened their eyes as they watched. Everyone was flabbergasted.
Ji Xuetang who was confident that Yun Jian would lose once she waited for these three seconds to pass stared wide-eyed at the latter in disbelief.
The place fell into silence for several seconds until Yun Jian’s melodious voice rang again, asking Ji Xuetang in Japanese, “Who do you usually spend time with during weekends?”
These were regular conversations but they did not sound as usual and ordinary when they were spoken in foreign languages.
Ji Xuetang snapped back to reality from her shock and a sharp glint flashed across her eyes.
“I usually stay home to spend time with my parents,” she replied promptly in Japanese.
The competition began to ascend into climax. Going from English to Japanese, no one else joining the contest was doing it like these two girls! After all, the majority of the audience could only guess the language Ji Xuetang and Yun Jian through their accent and intonation.
Then, Ji Xuetang’s articulation changed again. She went from Japanese to Korean as she asked Yun Jian, “What’s your zodiac sign?”
Her Korean was not exactly accurate. To be fair, Ji Xuetang’s Korean was not the best—it was even weaker than her Japanese.
Nonetheless, her enunciation was already accurate and impressive to the audience who could not speak the language.
This time… Yun Jian would probably be defeated huh? She could not have learned Korean too, could she?
Lawson, who was seated with the judges, could not help feeling anxious for Yun Jian.
Ji Xuetang tipped her chin in pride once more. She knew it. So what if Yun Jian knew two foreign languages? She still could not surpass her.
Looking at Ji Xuetang’s competitive expression, Yun Jian smirked. She had usually ignored people like Ji Xuetang in the past but she had a change of mind today.
“I’m a Pisces,” Yun Jian replied in fluent Korean.
How was that possible? Why did she know three foreign languages too? H-how was it possible?
Ji Xuetang stumbled back in shock. While she was caught up in it, Yun Jian’s voice rang again.
“So? Are we continuing?” The question was asked in Russian.
Yun Jian smiled and continued. “Maybe you can try talking to me in French.” She said it in French.
“Actually, I don’t mind continuing in English either.” This was spoken in Italian.
Yun Jian spoke in more than ten foreign languages swiftly. The audience could only understand her enunciation as they had never heard some of the languages. For a moment, all of them stood in a stupor, jaws dropped as they looked at Yun Jian in absolute astonishment.