Originally from Taiwan, Tzuyu understands both Mandarin and Taiwanese, and often speaks to Chinese and Taiwanese fans for the group.
chou tzuyu speaking chinese appreciation pic.twitter.com/xkKvIRWPGc
— j (@minatozwki) November 17, 2016
Tzuyu often speaks Mandarin when receiving awards and at performances.
— TZUYU WORLD (@TZUYU_WORLD) May 20, 2017
But the other TWICE members specifically noted that Tzuyu sometimes speaks Taiwanese when she’s very sleepy.
“Sometimes Tzuyu speaks Taiwanese when she gets sleepy.”
When Tzuyu first joined TWICE’s survival show SIXTEEN, her teaser was in Mandarin because she wasn’t confident enough in her Korean yet.
Remember tzuyu was just 15 when SIXTEEN was started. She is one of the very few examples & a role model for every foreigner to dream high ?? pic.twitter.com/GF0yy31JeK
— Tzuyufied ✍?✍ (@pinktzuyu) June 4, 2017
Tzuyu’s improved quite a lot since her debut, although she still makes some cute mistakes now and then when speaking in Korean.
— lois (@twicetagram) June 13, 2017
But now, with TWICE having just debuted in Japan, Tzuyu has joined Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Jihyo, Dahyun, and Chaeyoung in learning Japanese.
— 쯔위’s 찌릿찌릿 (@TzuyuOnce17) July 2, 2017
Fans recently spotted Tzuyu outside of JYP Entertainment, and noticed that she was holding a Japanese language textbook to help her learn.
But what was intriguing was that the book was in Korean!
Fans were impressed, noting that Tzuyu’s Korean language skills must have improved a lot for her to be able to use a Korean textbook to learn Japanese.
Although she’s still a high school student, Tzuyu is already quite the language prodigy.
Hanlim multi Art School facebook. With Tzuyu pic.twitter.com/m0igF0ybcl
— 챙 (@chaengyours) July 12, 2017
In addition to Mandarin, Taiwanese, Korean, and Japanese, Tzuyu has also learned a bit of English in school and for TWICE’s trips abroad.
here’s a video of momo and tzuyu speaking english pic.twitter.com/tVLPwK16YY
— eda (@pomusana) May 21, 2017
At just 18 years old, Tzuyu is already quite a language prodigy!
here’s chou tzuyu saying “be careful” bc her english is too cute pic.twitter.com/PA8pzCqwr0
— andrea (@thechaeyoung) June 13, 2017