A Korean woman and a Bhutanese man have gone viral for their conversation in fluent Bengali.
Going viral: Instagram user Luna Yogini can be seen talking with the man in a video that has garnered over 340,000 views on the platform since Friday.
The conversation: “POV: A Korean and a Bhutanese sharing pure joy as they realize they can converse in Bengali,” the video’s onscreen text says.
The short clip starts with the man, who hails from Phuntsholing, Bhutan, complimenting the content creator, saying, “Your Bengali is good.”
Luna Yogini asks the man where he “learn[ed] to speak Bengali so well,” to which he replies, “I learn by talking to my guests from West Bengal, Kolkata.”
Later on in the video, the man asks her, “Is my Bengali good?” To his relief, she tells him, “It’s very good.”
“We both aren’t Bengali, but we are conversing in Bengali,” Luna Yogini says with a smile before the video ends.
Social media reacts: Several Instagram users were quick to comment on the viral video, which has already garnered over 2.6 million views and more than 330,000 likes.
“I actually thought she was bengali lol. Accent on point,” one user wrote.
“I’m Bengali and I feel so honored seeing foreigners speak in my mother tongue,” another user said.
“Language is so important to connect people,” another declared.
How she became fluent: Luna Yogini wrote in her YouTube bio that she is “a Korean girl who grew up in India.” She currently resides in Daejeon, South Korea.