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Hi Liam,

How are you? My name's Juan and I'm from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. I'm eleven years old. How old are you?

I'm tall, I've got black hair and brown eyes. I've got one sister and two brothers.

I've got a dog called Pedro. Have you got any pets? I like football, beach volleyball and music. What do you like?

I speak Portuguese (the language in Brazil) and English. What languages do you speak?

It's sunny and hot in Rio. What's the weather like where you live in Canada?

Please write soon.

Best wishes,


Do you like the same things as Juan? What languages do you speak?

Average: 3.9 (17 votes)

Submitted by AgentGirl8 on Tue, 04/05/2021 - 15:14

Hi, I'm AgentGirl8 (I can't say my real name), I'm from Viet Nam and I'm 12 years old. I'm 1m56 tall (about 5ft 1in). I've got black hair and brown eyes. I have got a half-sister. I've got no pets (well my family hates pets ...). I like playing badminton and chess. I usually read books in my free time and my favourite subjects are Maths and English. I speak Vietnamese and English. It's summer in Viet Nam now so the weather here is hot and sunny. pls write soon, Best wishes, AgentGirl8

Submitted by MissFairy50 on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 13:02

Hi, I am Aye Chan Moe. You can also call me Miss Fairy 50 or Rachel. I am 9 years old. I am from Myanmar. I am kinda tall, have a brownish hair colour and brown eyes. I have 2 cousin sisters and 1 cousin brother. I speak Burmese(A language in Myanmar) ,English, Japanese and Spanish. I have 9 pet fishes and My mom said She is going to buy me a dog at the end of this month. I am thinking of a name to name the dog. Can you help me by describing names and I really appreciate if you describe a name for the dog. My hobby is making crafts and I love creating. After this I am doing a lantern for my brother. He said he loves lanterns and to make him a one which has football pictures on it. He loves football. It's very hot in Myanmar. Please write me back soon. Best Regards, From your penpal- Aye Chan Moe From your penpal-Aye Chan Moe

Submitted by LuckyPaper1000 on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 12:57

Hi Vladimir, How are you? My name is Lucky and I am from Pantin, France. I am 10 years old. How old are you? I have green eyes, I have blonde hair and I have very big muscles. What colour are your eyes? What do you look like? I got a beautiful watch for Christmas. It is one of my favourite things. What is your favourite thing? I like nerf guns. In fact, I have a big collection of nerf guns. I have 15 nerf guns. I like to play Nerf wars. Do you know Nerf guns? In France, it is very cold because it is winter. What is the weather like in Russia? I hope to talk to you soon. Best, Luckypaper1000

Submitted by FabulousCrystal800 on Mon, 18/01/2021 - 08:54

Hello friends I am 8 years old I live in Lithuania. I am tall about 1 meter and 47 centimeters. I like to play basketball and on the computer. I have a hamster named siuze her fur is brown color.

Submitted by LadyLuteCat on Thu, 07/01/2021 - 08:54

I have a baby Persian cat. its name is Michael. Its hair is gray-blue. My cat is very cute. I love my cat.

Submitted by WhiteMonkeyPlayer on Sat, 26/12/2020 - 01:22

Hello, friends. My name is WhiteMonkeyPlayer. I'm 100 years old. I live in the space. I am as big as the Earth and I'm green. I'm bald. I've got 2000 sisters and 5000 brothers. They all look like me. I've got a pet, it's a space monster. It's cute. My pet eats the stars. I can speak 6000 languages . I like playing with my space monster, brothers and sisters. I also like writing the funny stories with Dad and Mum. It's very cold in the space but I feel warm because my fur is thick. Best wishes, WhiteMonkeyPlayer.

Submitted by MasterDiamondPony on Fri, 27/11/2020 - 08:38

Hi valentina How are you doing?my name is mokshitha and I am in dilshuknagar of Hyderabad .I am 9 years old.Howold are you?I'm tall?Are you tall.i have longer hair .do you have longer hair?I have do you have.?will you be my friend.

Submitted by MisterSphinxPharaoh on Sat, 21/11/2020 - 15:56

I love this

Submitted by MisterSphinxPharaoh on Sat, 21/11/2020 - 15:54

Hello Juon My name is Yahia and i'm from EGYP, I speak arabic and i study english langaug , i have one brother, I have brown eyes and black hair too. and i love football Goodby and talk to you later Yahia

Submitted by GreenRose300 on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 18:49

Hello, My name's Thuy Lam I live in France I'm ten years old. I have got long brown hair, and brown eyes I'm small I have three brothers I speak English, Vietnamese, and French Now in France it's cold, because it's winter

Submitted by WhitePuppyScientist on Thu, 24/09/2020 - 00:55

Hi!, my name is Valentina and I am 9 years old. I am from Peru. :3 I am very tall, my hair is color black. :) I like to play the piano, play basketball, listen to music, go shopping, taking photos, cooking deserts, playing chess, drawing,watching TV and to swim in my pool. :D I don't like to wake up early-_- and to go to bed early-_- (like 7 or 8 o'clock) Hope to talk to you later. Bye OwO

Submitted by FierceMetal5 on Wed, 16/09/2020 - 20:30

hi Liam My name's Mshary l live in Saudi Arbia and I'm nine years old. I'm tall, I've got short black hair and black eyes, I've got one sister and one brother. I don't have any pets do you? I love playing football,video games and skate boarding, What do you like? I speak Arabic and English,How many languages do you speak? It's hot and sunny in Saudi Arabia, What's the weather like in Canada Please write soon Regards Mshary

Submitted by RubyCushionGarden on Tue, 01/09/2020 - 10:55

I like music too, I can only speak Chinese, and I'm trying to study English, wish I can make it.

Submitted by QueenCreamBamboo on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 15:27

I can't speak the Brazil, but I can speak English(and Vietname)

Submitted by SleepyMetal7 on Tue, 23/06/2020 - 04:45

I speak english and bahasa that was very nice penpal

Submitted by ProfessorVioletFarm on Tue, 02/06/2020 - 07:12

I can speak Arabic , English , French .. I like drawing , playing basketball , practicing sport and listening to music.

Submitted by DJMagicPuppy on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 11:37

In reply to by GreyFireLemur

Me too i can speak English, Spanish and Catalan but more like Yoruba, French, Arabic.

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