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Malia Obama helps translate for her father during first family's trip to Cuba

Her father may be president, but Malia Obama just proved he doesn’t always know best — or in this case, more.

The president’s 17-year-old daughter served as her dad’s personal interpreter during a visit with locals on their historic trip to Cuba, according to White House photographer Pete Souza.

The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana.

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“The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana,” Souza wrote in the caption of the photo, which he posted on Instagram.

The first family arrived in Cuba on Sunday evening. The three-day trip marks the first time a U.S. president has visited the island nation in 88 years.

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President Barack Obama and his family arrive in Havana, Cuba.

In addition to Malia, the president and first lady, Michelle Obama, brought their younger daughter, 14-year-old Sasha. Both girls are on spring break from school.

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President Obama, the first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters and the first lady's mother, Marian Robinson, during a walking tour of Old Havana.

The First Lady with Malia and Sasha at La Catedral de la Virgen Maria de la Concepcion Inmaculada in Old Havana.

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It’s been an eventful few weeks for the Obama girls. Earlier this month, they attended their first black-tie gala, a White House state dinner to honor the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Malia, who is a high school senior, will head to college in the fall.

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