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Subject: Italian pronunciation of Caterina
Author: Elena   (Authenticated as Elena)
Date: June 3, 2008 at 9:35:53 AM
My sister-in-law, Karen, has a sister named Kathryn. I've heard Karen mention several times how cute it is that Kathryn's Italian-born fiance calls her Katrina. I mentioned once to Karen that I suspect he's calling her Caterina yet she's pretty adamant that she hears Gino say 'Katrina.'

My questions are: (1) how is Caterina pronounced in Italian, and (2) could he possibly be calling her another form of Caterina (perhaps Catrina)?

TIA.

ETA that I had always assumed that Caterina is pronounced cah-tah-REE-nah.

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