English to Italian Translation Professional Ilaria Merizalde
Member since April 03, 2013
I was born in Italy from an Italian father and American mother - a (now retired) English teacher. From the beginning, I grew up in a bilingual world. Languages took me far and wide in my life and I have helped people communicate since childhood and throughout my career. I also learned French long ago, and Spanish was a passion I discovered when working on cruise ships. Spanish tourists would approach me with "Señorita, una pregunta" and I was intrigued by the cadence and sound of their words. I am now married to a South American and we speak Spanish at home to our two kids. Languages are much more than words; they help us understand cultures and customs, things we would not fully grasp otherwise.