28 Magical Facts about Dumbledore You Probably Haven’t Heard Before
He understands multiple magical languages, including Parseltongue
Dumbledore is more than just a powerful wizard, he is also incredibly smart. He understands at least three magical languages, including Merpeople’s Mermish and Goblin’s Gobbledegook. He also studied Parseltongue, the snake language spoken by Harry, Voldemort, and Salazar Slytherin. While there is no evidence that he can actually speak the language himself, Dumbledore has proven he understands it, which is a feat in itself. Ron learned to mimic the sounds Harry made while speaking the snake language, so Dumbledore likely possesses that ability as well. He probably learned Parseltongue in an attempt to better understand Voldemort.