Sacha Baron Cohen is back as Borat, the misogynistic and anti-Semitic journalist, hailing from Kazakhstan. The character is known for his thick accent but is Sacha Baron Cohen actually speaking Kazakh in the film?
The infamous character was first introduced to the world back in 2006, in ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’. Since then, audiences have been in love the trolling nature of all of Sacha’s works, such as Ali G (1998) and The Dictator (2012).
The second installment is on Amazon Prime now, as Borat returns to America, this time, with his daughter.
Can Sacha Baron Cohen speak Kazakh?
No, Sacha cannot speak Kazakh because and he is not actually speaking the language in the film series, either.
It is hard to take Borat seriously, so it is easy to assume that he is speaking gibberish, but ironically, it is Hebrew.
What languages does Sacha Baron Cohen speak?
The actor can speak English as it is his first language, since he was born and raised in London.
However, the actor did not specifically learn Hebrew, meaning that he is fluent in the language. His mother was born in Israel, where the official language is Hebrew.
During his childhood and teenage years, he was a practising Jew, where he was part of the Zionist Jewish youth group, Habonim Dror.
Because of Sacha’s background, Borat was very popular with Israelis, being the small population that could understand the language and the slang within the movie.