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Redondo Beach, CA

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June 26, 2008

What is your favorite Italian film, book, food, music, city or vacation?

MOVIES: Monica Belucci in Malena, Roberto Begnini in Jonny Strachinno. MUSIC: Ligabue, Luca Carboni, & Eros Ramozotti. FOOD: Tortellini di zucca, piadina con stracino e arugala, pizza. CITY: Bologna. VACATION: Capri, Riccione.

What is your interest or connection with the Italian language or culture? Are you of Italian heritage?

I dated a boy from a small city outside Bologna for 6 years. When I met him he had never been to America and spoke no English. No one in his city or family spoke English, so I learned Italian. Now years later I do not want to forget how to speak.

What level of Italian do you speak? How do you use the language now?

I speak at about an intermediate level. I know a lot of slang. Because I mostly spoke with my boyfriend and he knew what I was trying to say and never corrected me, I make a lot of mistakes and use verbs in the infinite tense. I get nervous speaking with people I don't know in Italian, embarrassed to make mistakes. I hope to get over this.

How do you hope to use the Italian language? Do you have a goal?

I hope to get better at speaking and hopefully writing in Italian.



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