To speak many languages
Our Minister of Harley-Davidson Motorbikes C-J Charpentier is not only an author who has published many books. He also speaks many languages, among them Farsi (old Persian). How is this possible? The Minister answers:
“I was brought up quadri-lingual, and learnt Italian as a young boy in Italy. As an adult I studied farsi, turkish, arabic and hindi. After that I lived several years in Afghanistan where I got some of the farsi dialects.
I use at least five languages daily, when reading and talking to people. Arabic gave me most troubles, and that language is today somewhat latent. Otherwise they all work…”
Minister of Harley-Davidson Motorbikes