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There seems to be a lot of debate in this country on what it truly means to be Latino. The Latino experience should be an individual one, and yet if you can't speak Spanish, you're not considered "Latino enough" or even Latino at all. The language barrier is something that many feel has made them feel separated and unaccepted from their own culture. Even celebs like Jessica Alba and Gina Rodriguez have been ridiculed for their lack of Spanish fluency. But at the end of the day, just because you barely speak a word of your grandparents' native tongue that doesn't make you less of anything, and it certainly doesn't indicate you don't know where you come from. So we chatted with 10 Latinas on their experience growing up who didn't speak Spanish fluently, critics who have questioned their identities, and what they're doing to learn the language.

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