Dogs are smart, but probably not as smart as Beni, a Shiba Inu who is now going viral on social media for his talent of casually speaking Japanese.
— beni_shiba (@a_t_k123) September 3, 2018
In the clip, which was posted on Twitter by Japanese user @a_t_k123, Beni can be heard imitating the sound his owner makes. And at one point, the talented pooch managed to to say “taberu,” the Japanese word for “eat,” according to SoraNews24.
— beni_shiba (@a_t_k123) September 1, 2018
Eat is not the only Japanese word Beni has in his limited but rather impressive vocabulary. At around the 14-second mark, he can be heard saying “hanbagu,” which is what Japan calls hamburger steaks.
Beni was a breeder dog before he joined the Twitter user’s family, but his talent to speak Japanese is only one of his quirks. He even knows how to wink.
— beni_shiba (@a_t_k123) August 30, 2018
He even likes to cosplay with his friends sometimes.
— beni_shiba (@a_t_k123) August 25, 2018
Even when he is afraid of water – or in this case the beach – he is still so darn cute.
— beni_shiba (@a_t_k123) August 19, 2018
Featured image via Twitter / a_t_k123