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Karen M.


Accokeek, MD
Hometown: Akron, OH

Member since:

March 4, 2013

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How did you learn about PIAZZA ITALIA - The Washington, DC Italian Language & Culture MeetUp group?

Just browsing the local meetups.

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How long have you been interested in the Italian Language and why; at what level do you speak Italian; are there any other languages you speak or have an interest in?

Have always been interested in the language. My Italian grandparents took the attitude, "when in America, do as the Americans." So they stopped speaking Italian and didn't teach it to their children. When letters came from Italy, it took everyone sitting around the table to try to translate them to English. As a child I thought it was funny. As I got older, I realized it was sad. I would have taken Italian in high school rather than French had it been offered. And the neighborhood around my high school was probably 30% Italian immigrants.


My grandfather came from Turin and his brother remained. Have great pictures of me there as an infant while my father served with the US Army. Of course, I don't remember. Returning to Italy is on my bucket list. I guess I best learn the language.

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