and you are saying this based on what? Are you making those comment out of your imagination again? Look when Kubilai Khan became Khan, Mongolian capital wasnt even in China, it was in central Asia, Karakorum (Harhorin). around 15years later, he moved his capital to Beijing (Dadu). you are telling me he accepted chinese life style and he spoke chinese better than Mongolians? When Kubilai Khan became Khan of Mongol he was 44 years old. (he was 64years old when he became Emperor of Yuan) He was born in Mongolia, grew up there in traditional nomadic tribe. (isnt it kinda too old to speak foreign language better than his native lagnuage?) He didnt accept any Chinese life style, instead he tried to seperate Mongolian and Chiense traditions and language as much as possible, Its easy to tell, just look at his policies. Mongolian language was official language and Chinese were forbidden to learn Mongolian language so Chinese couldnt work for the government. Kubilai Khan made hPags-pa Lodoi Jaltsan's script as Yuan Dynasty's official script. Chinese were forbidden to bear arms,and required to scrape and bow to Mongols and all other non Chinese. Kubilai Khan divided people in China into four groups. 1st class Mongols 2nd class Non Chinese foreigners 3rd class Northern Chinese 4th class Southern Chinese So basically most people around Kubilai Khan was non chinese or mongolians except some chinese artist and buddist monks. why in the world Kubilai Khan needed to speak Chinese?