5/5 on my test
I know it does not mean I'm fluent by any means but… I am so proud I got a five out of five on my duo lingo progress exam! I have been reading spanish novels almost every day and I think that is really helping!
I would start with you favorite simple english book translated into spanish like Harry Potter!
Congrats, I read spanish novels a lot too. I'll list a few of what I have read in the hope it will help others. For beginners on Amazon they have a range of graded reader ebooks. I used these at first, I think I read them all. in particular the 'readit' graded readers are excellent. They have re-written classics for levels A1 and A2 which are great fun.
Intermediate - start with books you've read in your native language (I read the Harry Potter books) then progress to Young Adult fiction or less complex books. Try Carlos Ruiz Zafon. La Sombra del viento is excellent.
The idea is to get to authentic native content as soon as you possibly can.
Oh and one little tip, for every hour spent reading spend two hours listening. Again to native content. Duo will make you a decent reader but listening is another ballpark alltogether!
Search for 'Libros español. 'Graded readers spanish' 'Spanish novels' you'll find a lot of learning books mixed in but just ignore those.
Thanks for the advice, it's always good to see another way to approach language-learning from other people +1 :3
Hey GabbyDog . . . what are the top 3 or 5 novels that you recommend?
Start with Harry Potter in Spanish Then move on to Like water for chocolate then finally anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez! (but be aware, it is super hard! I am struggling with it right now!)