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While Lopez was born in Texas, her first husband was born in Mexico and spoke only Spanish. “I needed a translator on my dates,” she said. Lopez said that situation could only go on so long. As a result, she taught herself Spanish, using books to learn words and phrases. Today, most people would assume Lopez is a native-born Spanish speaker. The biggest clue that Spanish is her second language is that Lopez speaks English with no trace of a Spanish accent.

While Lopez could teach herself Spanish, she did not earn a high school diploma. Translator breaks barriers > The Independent > News > Local.

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