Foreign Languages Spoken By Presidents

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John Adams
French
Latin
 
Jefferson
French
Greek
Italian
Latin
Spanish
 
Madison
Greek
Hebrew
Latin
Monroe
French
 
Q. Adams
Dutch
French
German
Greek
Latin
Van Buren
Dutch
 
W. Harrison
Latin
Tyler
Greek
Latin
 
Polk
Greek
Latin
Buchanan
Greek
Latin
 
Hayes
Greek
Latin
Garfield
Greek
Latin
 
Arthur
Greek
Latin
T. Roosevelt
French
German
 
Wilson
German
Hoover
Latin
Mandarin
 
F. Roosevelt
French
German
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Level 74
Aug 5, 2017
American presidents used to be a lot better educated.
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Level 47
Mar 31, 2019
Mandarin and Hebrew...
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Level 42
Sep 25, 2017
No idea that so many presidents knew Greek!
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Level 68
Mar 13, 2018
It will have been Ancient Greek - part of the standard classical education - rather than modern Greek.
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Level 37
Jul 24, 2018
I'mm more surprised that the Roosevelts spoke German and not Dutch.
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Level 51
Jul 10, 2020
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Level 25
Oct 7, 2020
It's unlikely that Madison spoke Hebrew, since it was only revived as a spoken language in the 1900s. He might have known how to *read* Hebrew, or possibly speak Yiddish. But at the time, Hebrew was only a written language, not a spoken one.
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Level 55
Nov 20, 2020
Carter?