Video shows Gillibrand speaking Mandarin to reporter

Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandAdvocacy groups decry Trump's 'anti-family policies' ahead of White House summit This bipartisan plan is the most progressive approach to paid parental leave Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' 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 ButtigiegButtigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals Buttigieg: I share a lot of the same values as people protesting my fundraisers 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.