This is incredible. Of all the languages on earth, unarguably the hardest to learn is Mandarin Chinese.
Addressing “Grandpa Xi,” and “Grandma Peng,” President Trump’s granddaughter Arabella (Ivanka’s daughter) is featured in a video addressed to the Chinese President and First Lady and played at a state dinner honoring President Trump and First Lady Melania.
Floored by the performance, President Xi gushed over skills speaking and singing Mandarin, evident to anyone who has studied Mandarin, like Big Bro in the tweet below the video, in which he laments, “I have been studying Mandarin for 4 years and remain useless. This 6 yr (old) has just pushed me to the verge of suicide.”
Well done, Arabella. Way to represent!
From New York Daily News
President Trump’s granddaughter Arabella Kushner is the talk of China, thanks to her Mandarin-speaking skills.
During his visit to China, President Trump showed Chinese President Xi Jinping a video of Arabella, the six-year-old daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, performing in Mandarin.
The President reportedly showed off the video of his granddaughter singing in Mandarin and reciting Chinese poetry from the ancient verses of Confucius, during a dinner with Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan on Wednesday.
Arabella wears a traditional silk embroidered Chinese dress and addresses the president and first lady of china as “Grandpa Xi” and “Grandma Peng.”
“Hello, everyone. Let me sing a song,” the six-year-old says in Mandarin, before singing about “sweeping rice fields” and other natural sites.
After the folk song, she recites a series of Chinese poems.
Arabella had already performed in Mandarin for the Chinese president.
In April 2017, she sang in front of Xi Jinping and his wife at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.