Thursday 8 December 2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off just how good his Chinese skills are with baby Max

Published 07/02/2016 | 08:00

Photo: Facebook/ Mark Zuckerberg
Photo: Facebook/ Mark Zuckerberg

All-round genius and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows off just how good his Chinese skills are.

  • Go To

In an adorable video with his wife Priscilla and daughter Max yesterday, Zuckerberg took to Facebook to wish users a happy Lunar New Year.

Happy New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year from Priscilla, Max and me! In the Year of the Monkey, I hope you and all your loved ones find happiness, health and good fortune.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday, 6 February 2016

The 31-year-old Facebook co-founder and his wife announced the Chinese name they had chosen for Max, Chen Mingyu.

“Happy Lunar New Year from Priscilla, Max and me!” Mark wrote along with the post. “In the Year of the Monkey, I hope you and all your loved ones find happiness, health and good fortune.”

Zuckerberg undertook to learn Mandarin Chinese a number of years ago.

“There are three reasons I decided to learn Chinese," he said in 2014. "The first, my wife is Chinese. Her grandmother can only speak Chinese. When I told her in Chinese I was going to marry Priscilla, she was very shocked. Then I want to study Chinese culture. The third: Chinese is hard and I like a challenge!”

Another personal challenge Zuckerberg has taken on in recent years has included reading two books every month.

Read More: Mark Zuckerberg unveils plan to build artificially intelligent butler

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in Business