Maina speaks English in Spain.

In 1965, Maina attended Emilito and Heide's wedding in West Germany.  Following that, accompanied by her daughter Carmen and son-in-law Emilio, got to return to Madrid for the first time in 56 years.  Among other things ("all the cars!") she asked the person behind the reception desk of the hotel a question.  When he answered her, she said "¿Pero por que me habla Vd. en inglés? (Why are you speaking to me in English?)"  He answered "Porque Vd. me hizo la pregunta en inglés (Because you asked me the question in English)." On reflection, she reckoned that perhaps she had."