Anne Curtis Hopes Her Daughter Dahlia Can Also Speak Ilocano


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Anne Curtis is definitely celebrating her heritage.

Over the weekend, the It’s Showtime host revealed on Instagram Stories that she wants her daughter Dahlia to speak Ilocano, like her mother Carmencita.

She said, “I hope Dahlia Amelie is able to speak ilocano like her lola... she didn’t teach me.. Kaya I’m asking her to speak to her apo as early as now para she’s familiar with it na.

In a follow-up story where Carmencita is speaking Ilocano to Dahlia, Anne added, “The only word I understand from what she said is nagpintas ?”


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Carmencita is from Bolinao, Pangasinan, where many Ilocanos live in some areas.

Teaching Dahlia to learn multiple languages such as English, Filipino, and Ilocano (and possibly French since her father Erwan Heussaff is half-French) may be helpful. According to a study by the MIT in the US, the best time to learn a language with native-speaker proficiency is by 10 years old. Those younger than 10 easily absorb information, including a new language.

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