The Hallyu wave has made picking up languages more important than ever among celebrities. Of course, which language they pick up is dependent on which market they have set their eyes on – the TVXQ members, who promoted in Japan for a few years, are very fluent in Japanese; some celebrities pick up English so they can communicate with fans from English-speaking countries whether they’re going on tour or through social media. And then there are celebrities who pick up one of the world’s hardest language, Mandarin. Here are some Korean male celebs you didn’t know could speak the language.

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