aespa released their newest æconic vlog, which featured members Giselle and Karina as they filmed dance challenges with fellow idols Jeon Somi and global group XG.
During the vlog, Karina recounted to Giselle how she ran into the Japanese global girl group XG while she was at Disneyland.
The aespa member approached the group, both recognizing each other, and they planned to film a TikTok together the next day.
As Karina shared about her encounter, Giselle remarked that she “really needs” a Japanese friend, wanting to use Japanese more.
She hilariously shared that even though the XG members are Japanese, their Korean is so good that they “can’t help” but speak Korean together.
Karina jokingly told Giselle to speak Korean with the XG members when they film together later that day before realizing she might be able to understand some of their Japanese conversations.
Giselle encouraged her, telling Karina that’s how she’ll learn, and Karina revealed she hopes to live abroad “for a little bit” to immerse herself in another language, naming Spain as the country she wants to live in.
Karina explained that she chose Spain because she met many Spanish-speaking fans overseas. When Karina revealed she didn’t speak any Spanish, Giselle gave her a brief rundown of introductory phrases.
Giselle taught her how to say “Hello,” “How are you?” and “Good, and you?” in Spanish and earned attention from netizens who were impressed with the way she explained the meaning of “como estas.”
To translate, Giselle used “Ni hao ma” in Mandarin Chinese to explain the meaning of “Como estas,” flexing her multiple language skills. In the vlog, Giselle used English while speaking with Jeon Somi, Japanese while speaking with XG’s Juria and Chisa, and bits of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese while speaking with Karina, along with fluent Korean throughout the video.
Netizens praised Giselle’s multilingual skills and her unique language lesson with Karina.
giselle, a japanese member of a korean girl group, is teaching karina spanish and describing the words in chinese pic.twitter.com/DBAr1ePjxx
— 13 ✿ (@uchgaeri) September 20, 2023
Giselle is really a genius the way she picks up new languages is crazy