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Graphic novels in Spanish

Hi I'm a native English speaker and I've studied 4 hours of Michel Thomas lessons and I'm two thirds down the duoling tree. I've been reading very basic kids traditional stories as well. I had the idea of maybe trying to read some graphic novels the idea came to me because they are visual and the language is speech based rather than a traditional story. So I would be reading speech and have visual cues to help. Based on story alone I've considered getting either the books "kicks ass" or "300" as these stories seem interesting ( and I've seen the films) the other option was tintin by herge but These story lines are less adult, but still an option. I was wondering if anyone had read graphic novels in Spanish if they could advise how hard these books may be? If they would be too much of a leap for my level? I thought at least they are going to be much simpler than a newspaper or normal novel.... Any advice????

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mercutio

Hope someone has info

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83
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I don't know the level they will be, however if I were in your position, I would go ahead and buy them anyway! Even if they are too difficult now, they could act as a great motivator to get to that level!! buena suerte!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniela0231

I've read about 90 issues of The Walking Dead in Spanish and really enjoyed the experience. As you say it's easier to follow when you have graphics and I think it's a great medium to learn. I didn't have to look up a lot of words and even if I did look one up I was pretty sure on the meaning anyways, even though I only knew the story of the first 20 or so issues. It's a neat way to learn dialog and to expand your horizons for more colloquial speech and/or swearing, etc. I'd say go for it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EllisDavid

La Perdida is a graphic novel I just read that is about an American in Mexico. The book is in Spanish with English "subtitles" if needed and a useful glossary of slang in the back. I learned some colloquialisms and never got too lost with help from the subtitles.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KenShih
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I really liked Raina Telgemeier's Fantasmas.

1 year ago