By Juri Dagio | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: If you could instantly master a language, what would it be and why?

Harrison Fulbright
Age: 23
Hometown: Kaneohe
Major: Undecided

“Mandarin. It’s the most spoken language in the world.”

Sean Harflinger
Age: 19
Hometown: Mākaha
Major: Finance

“I would love to learn Hawaiian. Apart from being Hawaiian, it’s an awesome language. I tried learning it a couple of times, but I had some troubles.”

Wednesday Sadata
Age: 23
Hometown: Bay Area, California
Major: Biology

“I want to get good at Japanese. I just started doing it on Duolingo. I speak Spanish and English, so Japanese because I’m here and kind of want to immerse myself in the culture.”

Lucky Thepsenavong
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Liberal Arts

“I’d say Japanese. I just like the culture there.”

Nanea Kalei
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management

“It’ll be Japanese because I have a lot of Japanese friends.