I assume this is a joke, but just in case it isn't I'll point out that yes, an if statement is an if statement, but code with comments, identifiers, etc written in a language you don't know create a large obstacle to understanding the code.
It is not a joke. I've never been a fan
of comments, and tend to view them as crutches.
In any event, code written by the speaker
of another language is still almost certainly
bound to be easier to decipher than that which is