MIRANDELA, Portugal - The Portuguese Children's Agency of Mirandela has just discovered what it is calling the most amazing 3-year-old in the world.
Enrique Portello with the PCA stated that the young boy is named Alfredo Bernardo Zeferino and he is the young son of Joaquin and Veranda Zeferino.
Mr. Zeferino told the authorities that they first discovered that little Bernie was speaking French and German at the age of two.
By the time he turned 2½ Bernie was already up to 18 languages including Mandarin Chinese, Ethiopian, and Pakistani.
When asked if they taught their son to speak all of those languages the Zeferino's replied no and that they only knew how to speak Portuguese and just a handful of words in English like fog, crumpets, Buckingham Palace, and Pixie Lott.
They did tell the authorities that they had given him a cell phone when he turned two and that he must have learned the 29 languages on the Internet.
SIDENOTE: The Zeferino's were asked if they would like for their son to become a diplomatic translator when he grows up. They both smiled politely and then replied that they would rather see him go into the bullfighting business because it pays more.