In addition to (or in some cases, instead of) the English language, schools in Belarus teach German, French, Polish and Chinese. However, it is unlikely that you will stumble upon a Chinese-speaker or French-speaker in Minsk. Some people, especially the older generation, will understand your Polish and may answer you in the mixed Polish-Belarusian language. Another option is to talk to a Chinese or Turkmen college student, since there are many of them studying in Belarusian universities.

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