Video shows Gillibrand speaking Mandarin to reporter

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program Sanders targets gig economy as part of new labor plan Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill MORE (D-N.Y.), who is running for president in 2020, greeted a Voice of America News reporter in Mandarin.

A video of the exchange has been viewed over 180,000 times since it was posted on Saturday afternoon.

The New York senator, who studied abroad in Taiwan and China while she was an Asian studies major at Dartmouth University, is known to be conversational in Mandarin. In the video, Gillibrand introduces herself by her Chinese name, Lu Tian Na.

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Her language skills impressed Chinese-American voters in New York ahead of a key election, according to a 2009 New York Times profile of the senator.

The viral clip comes after a similar interaction between South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona ABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate National poll finds tight race between Biden, Sanders and Warren MORE and a Norwegian reporter.

Buttigieg, who is expected to formally announce his 2020 campaign this month, reportedly speaks seven languages in addition to English: French, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Arabic, Maltese and Dari.

Gillibrand’s campaign did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.