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https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

For the first time today, I read a book in Spanish all by myself!

"A Mi Abuela Le Gusta Cocinar" by Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand.

I am so proud of myself for making it this far! Just as proud as I was when I was a preschooler and read my first English book all by myself. I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of the language. Thanks Duo, for making this proud, self-confidence-boosting moment possible!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

Wow! That's so cool!

Have a lingot for your hard work :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joeyshere
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Great job! It feels great, doesn't it?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Sure does!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andro0
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Genial! Estoy leyendo "El Dador" ahora! Ya he leido la version ingles :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xiaobao_marina

Congratulations! You inspire me to learn German harder >_<

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jka.ne90
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I found books like this quite helpful when learning German: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0140265414 No need to look up a word every paragraph!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Yep, I actually bought it on my Nook and it will even read to you. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Markmcopc
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I agree, reading books and articles in another language is a big motivator for learning. And http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks is a great resource for doing that.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kplilly
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Felicidades! I want to recommend a book I liked that was in Spanish "Como Agua Para Chocolate." Have you read it or seen the movie? The Spanish is not too advanced or complicated so it will be an easy read for you. Buena suerte con tus estudios!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NormanLG07

Felicidades amiga :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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AWESOME! I haven't read any long books yet, only kids books I found online. but soon I have a friend coming from Germany who is bringing me a book and a dictionary! then I will be able to join your club!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Well mine was a kids book, but a book is a book!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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i use this site: http://www.childrensbooksforever.com it has about 10 kids books in a bunch of languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ishtarmuz

¡felicitaciones!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GilGriffith
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I'm reading my favorite book "La velocidad de la oscuridad" by Elizabeth Moon. I have read it many times in english, but it is still difficult in spanish!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

I've been trying to find a (relatively inexpensive) Spanish copy of The Lord of the Rings, but I can't find one. It's kind of sad how hard it is to find translated work here, considering how many Hispanic Americans there are in my area.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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Amazon has a lot of Spanish-language books available for the Kindle, and many of them are very cheap. (French, German, Italian, and Portuguese too.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

I've downloaded most of the free ones (though, they're a bit out of date, what with copyright having expired), and I keep an eye out for new ebook offerings, but I prefer to read paper books for translating, rather than digital; I get distracted ;p

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple
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Amazon has it priced pretty reasonably: http://www.amazon.com/Anillos-comunidad-anillo-Edition-Spanish/dp/6070712722/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392343982&sr=8-1&keywords=el+senor+de+los+anillos

Barnes and Noble also has it for about the same price: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/el-se-or-de-los-anillos-1-la-comunidad-del-anillo-jrr-tolkien/1111858459?ean=9786070712722

You could also try abebooks.com or bookdepository.com, but Amazon and Barnes and Noble look like the best deal in this case. Those four and Paperbackswap are where I get most of my Spanish books (and Lord knows I buy a lot of them). You have to figure that in many cases, foreign language books are going to be more expensive, but for popular titles in Spanish, they go for about the same as a normal trade paperback.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

Thanks for the links! Those are editions I'd seen, but I'm such a cheapskate ;p $13 dollars for one book (plus shipping, ugh) is too much for my tiny money reserve.

I'll have to save up for it one of these days, though, because I'm itching to compare the two translations. ^^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple
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Actually, I guess if you're figuring in shipping (I don't usually for Amazon and B&N because I just add enough stuff to get free shipping), Book Depository would be a slightly better price, a little higher as a base price, but with free shipping: http://www.bookdepository.com/El-Senor-de-Los-Anillos-1-%28Movie-Ed%29-J-R-R-Tolkien/9786070712722

I wish I could magically find a cheaper copy somewhere, but I've looked in all the usual spots. I definitely know the pain of expensive foreign language books. That's what I get for studying Spanish literature, I guess!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snakeoil

Have you tried bookfinder http://www.bookfinder.com/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

Thank you for the help ^^ It's always cool to find how helpful people are on this site. I appreciate the help!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JazzBlues
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Have you tried looking at second-hand books on Amazon. Make sure that you go for a copy "VERY GOOD or AS NEW". These are usually in very good condition, either brand new or like a library book.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmseiple
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@Snakeoil: I've looked at bookfinder in the past, but I've found that it isn't great for foreign language books, because some of the places I usually look for them don't show up. I tried looking for the Spanish edition of Lord of the Rings just now, and it's not coming up with the copies from Amazon and B&N I found yesterday, even.

@JazzBlues: If you're referring to The Lord of the Rings, the used copies available on Amazon were more expensive than the new one. If you're talking in general, of course! Most of the books I get from Amazon are used.

If you're planning on holding out to get the book, you could also set up a watch on camelcamelcamel.com to see if any cheaper used books get posted on Amazon or if Amazon's price goes down. $13 is a pretty good price, though. You could also check abebooks.com periodically for cheap used copies; sometimes things are posted there and not on Amazon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GilGriffith
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I have stopped going to Amazon because of their outrageous prices. Digital books often the same price as paper books.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joseph.cooney

"Dónde está Eduardo" is a quality book.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

I have "Dónde está Daniel?" Is that similar? lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joseph.cooney

Does the kid get lost in the airport and keep asking to use the bathroom? if so, exactly the same.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Haha no, from what I can tell (I can't quite read the whole thing), it's about a boy who likes to play hide and seek.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Reading books in another language is really fun. I'm still reading "Los Juegos del Hambre" (The Hunger Games) in Spanish and I love it. Just keep a translator with you just in case you find a new word.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/blohrding
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i got that same book tho my spanish skills arnt very good so ive only made it to the second page so far lol :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Yeah, the first page was definitely the hardest for me; it took forever!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Are you really learning any single new word and just go on reading after you learned all these words? If yes, how do you keep yourself motivated? =)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I'm not totally sure what you mean... When I read it now, the only things that I have to translate are certain nouns or verbs. For example, about a week ago I saw the adjective "pelirrojo". When I saw it, I was pretty sure I knew what it meant (red-headed / red-haired) but I went to my translator app and typed it in to make sure. I don't really have any big problems with grammar anymore. Sometimes I go back a little bit to see if I remember the meanings of the words that I had trouble with.

It's not hard to stay motivated because it's really fun, the only problem is that I'm reading it off of my phone, so I usually don't read for too long at a time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RAMOSRAUL

It came to my mind "Morirás en Chafarinas", it is not particularly good, but there is also a movie (Spanish). Not long and easy to read... some insights in the culture...

I read on an ebook with dictionary. Makes wonders. A little tap and there you go. Otherwise I just get tired and do not advance nor look words up...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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I did that at first when I was reading "Pensamiento y lenguaje" by Vygotsky (the Spanish translation of "Myshlenie i rech") but I found that going to the translation impeded my reading. I generally could figure things out from context (and having read the English translation, "Thought and Language" a year ago), but there were times when I would need to look things up. I only did it after I finished a chapter though, and I found that worked much better than looking it up while reading it as I had been doing with the first chapter.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I find that it's more enjoyable to skip the translation (because it isn't fun to have to stop your reading to go to a translator), but I think that it's the best way to learn from it. I usually figure it out from the context or I already know it, but even when I think I've got it figured out I like to make sure. Either way, it's a great learning experience, it gives you some confidence and, most importantly, it makes you feel more comfortable in the language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia
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It probably depends on person, but I don't like translating words during reading. It makes me distracted and I try to understand as much as possible from context. It works better for me. When I have impression that I can look up for every word, I have more problems with focusing on text.

On the other hand I use some add-ons that translate words on the web when I select them and press appropriate key. Then I can translate those words that are too difficult.

Well, whatever one is doing is better to read something than don't read at all :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

I'm reading "Cien Años de Soledad" along with an audio book I found on youtube. It's very helpful! And whenever there's a word I don't understand, I simply just pause it and look it up. There's a lot of pauses though since it's a higher level reading book..

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gen912
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Cien Años de Soledad was also my first Spanish book! It took me a long time but it was definitely worth it. :)

If I can give you a piece of advice, try looking up mostly the words that feel necessary for the understanding of the story. For example, when you come upon words that refer to animal species, trees, plants, buildings, etc., it's OK to just go on if the context already gives you a fair idea of what it is. Otherwise, pausing at every two or three sentences could get a bit frustrating!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

Thanks for the tip. It does get a bit discouraging after a while.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Allan_Bre

That could be a tough book, if you speak Spanish and you're not colombian it's almost sure you gonna have some problems with the language. If you really want a high level reading book try "Pedro Páramo", now that's a hard book.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@ Samsta
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I need this version!!!! xD

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Buy it on amazon! You won't regret it! I actually only have it on my phone, so it's a bit hard to read, and I use the same phone for translating, so translating is a bit tedious for me. I think I'm going to try to get the whole (hardcover) trilogy.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I intend to as soon as I've got the money for it :D (also, that does sound a bit complicated. Are you using any specific programs to help you translate it?)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Not really; I usually just use the iTranslate app from the App Store. It's not bad since I'm only using it for one word at a time in most cases.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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I thought the Kindle software (and a lot of other reader software) could pull up the definition of something if you touched your finger to a word and held it there? I mean, translating a word or two at a time shouldn't be tooooo bad. (Though it doesn't do phrases or translation in context, so it's not perfect or anything)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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The Kindle Touch is a dedicated reader and will allow you to install a Spanish to English dictionary and then when you are reading a Spanish book and don't understand a word, you simply touch the word and the definition pops up right there on screen. It is very easy to read and look up unfamiliar words without breaking the flow of your reading.

Note that it has to be the Kindle Touch. The Kindle Fire and Kindle reading apps for PC and mobile devices don't allow this. They are just software programs running on devices and not dedicated devices.

There are tons of Spanish Kindle books you can download for free from Amazon. The Kindle Touch is about $70 US. I use mine all the time. It has really made a huge difference in my ability to read books in Spanish, and my understanding and enjoyment levels.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Wow that sounds amazingly helpful compared to what I have to do!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saschambaer
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Damn, that sounds quite nice. I wonder how expensive they are in Brazil... Maybe I can find one to a payable price (Typically, electronics here are about twice the normal price. It's probably better to just wait until I'm back in Switzerland)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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Oooh that's what I was picturing. I was under the impression that they supported it in Kindle software, but I guess not.

You can sometimes pick up a Kindle Touch for about $40 used from places like Cowboom or eBay. I don't particularly care for their touch interface, though, so I ended up getting a Kindle 4. (I have a Paperwhite as well, the interface still needs some work. Debating returning it and either getting a Kobo or hoping that rumors of Amazon bringing back the buttons are true.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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Oh, incidentally for anyone who's interested in the idea due to this, I believe Paperwhite is currently $20 off at Best Buy if you're in the United States.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

My KF doesn't translate Spanish words ... but I only have the English dictionary built in. It might if you bought or downloaded more software, though.

Keep in mind that I didn't download "unnecessary" programs, because I had too many books to transfer from my old Kindle.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GregHullender
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I use the Harper Collins Spanish-English dictionary on my Kindle reader (Paperwhite II in my case but it works on the Touch as well). I can report that it transforms the reading experience. I have read four Spanish novels now, including one from the best seller list that hasn't been translated into English yet. Prior to that, I had never managed more than a couple of pages of an authentic novel. ("Authentic" means a novel written by a native speaker for other adult native speakers.) But the Kindle Fire and the other Kindle applications don't support bilingual dictionaries. It has to be a Kindle reader like the Paperwhite or the Touch.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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BobbieL, the dictionary on the Kindle is as good as whichever dictionary you purchase and install. The Harper Collins that GregHullender mentioned is what I use and it is fantastic. Lots of examples and it covers all the phrasal verbs. It translates to American English and British English, too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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Thanks for elaborating, Irtward. I haven't learned much about it yet, I just had a general idea that one of the reasons I was buying a Paperwhite was that they'd been bragging about a translation feature lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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Oooh okay. I had thought that they made those dictionaries available by default on every Kindle / piece of Kindle software.

Might be something worth looking at if you ever get really sick of looking stuff up the long way, but who knows if the Kindle dictionary is even as good as whatever you're using anyway :) Thanks for explaining!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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Yes, true. Even with the basic kindle (navigate to the word, and a definition pops up).

Edit: Dictionaries on kindle are "one language"-based (es <> es, ...).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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On the paperwhite or touch you can get es>eng. You do have to buy it; they come with the "one language" dictionaries already pre-installed (or they did back when I got mine) but you definitely can buy the bilingual dictionary for the Touch (and I'm pretty sure the paperwhite) and when you touch the Spanish word the English translation pops up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alvarojimpal
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I'm reading the same book in Catalan! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Wow, cool! Catalán seems like quite an interesting language; to me it seems like a mix between Spanish and French.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alvarojimpal
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It is indeed! If you already speak Spanish and French it is veeeery easy ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katiasue

i love the hunger games, but i don't think i can read it in spanish. you guys are gutsy

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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If you love the story, and have read the book once (or a few times) in English, it really isn't that big of a jump to try it in Spanish. You already know the characters and the gist of the story. Try it. You might surprise yourself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joonsy

congratulations. keep up the learning. When did you start learning Spanish?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

I had a very basic overview in high school, but haven't had any formal classes for about 3 years. I joined Duolingo about 8 months ago and I've already learned much more than I ever did in high school.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tajger
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So it took you a little over than half a year to get to that stage to read a book on foreign language by yourself? That's awesome!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angel194462

Cool! I hope I can do that too! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nihowdy

¡Enhorabuena chica! Have a linglot for your hard work and keep pushing yourself! I plan to do the same and bought "Los Colores de Mis Palabras" and it should be here in a week, when I'll be even farther down the tree. This makes me excited to see when others can apply what they've learned in Duo on their own, helps give me some confidence haha!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gen912
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Congratulations! Books are very rewarding and make you learn a lot of new vocabulary in a fun way. Keep on reading! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Godoflais

muchas felicidades!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/drox23

Spanish is my second language and I've been speaking it since I was 8, but I have found that reading aloud is a great way to improve your enunciation of words!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lanesion

felicidades

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loveangela31

Congratulations! and thank you for encouraging all of us!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shadi97kh

ooh good for you i have just get started

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Nice job!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_-C1-_
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Awesome, Jcolo!! :D That's amazing!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BENJARMAIN10

yes kid, well done ma friend

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XSarah

I cannot wait to get to that point! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LJRadio
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I am very proud of you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CalebGipple

It is always a great milestone to reach when you read your first book in spanish. Congrats!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BenTheGeek

Wow! That is so cool!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheUnBrokenDown

Wow! amazing! so happy for you! great job, keep it up! :D p.s tht is awesome. pps did i meantion tht that is awesome?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joyelle83

Nice job

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kimeraweb
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That is great! I hope I can do it into deutsch when I reach the Lv 9 :)

Sorry, my english is not perfect :/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

good job

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beauty123456789

Go for you

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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Wow ! Good Job!! I wish I could do that!! I wouldn't know where to find a french book that is at an easy level.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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Thanks!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JustinTime7

congrats!! im trying to find dr suess libros en espanol :p

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smejiadu

Felicitaciones! Sigue así, los primeros son duros, tienes que detenerte a buscar muchas palabras, pero con el tiempo te darás cuenta de cómo se va haciendo más y más fácil leer sin parar. Se multiplican por un millón tus fuentes de conocimiento.

Es un gran paso hacia el bilingüismo!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CRDing

excellent

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stingerbee12

That's great! Good job!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EssenceMcCarthy

cool

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stinkstonk

Well done - I look forward to achieving that goal

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoelB53

Congratulations jcolo.............nice accomplishment!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mmekel

i've just started Dou, but i'm trying to pick out the words i know!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

Congratulations! I really think that DL is unleashing this confidence in all of us learning together!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabelolivetti

Awesome! I'm not that good a Spanish yet.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeStrike

Congratulations!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoanBenson

Great job!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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Big milestone. Wow!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Egipcio91

Awesome! vamos amiga :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elzobob2013

well done! i could NEVER do that! lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Keep trying! You will get it. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isabelolivetti

I couldn't either! not too good at spanish yet :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Earthshaker

You'v only learned spanish in duolingo to level9 ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raans
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This just sounds great! I wished it were available on kindle (to get at least a 'built-in' Spanish dictionary).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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I've been reading "Capitán Calzoncillos" (Captain Underpants) which I picked up at my local library. It has nice short chapters, and pictures that give context.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ixjhagux1
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Excellent job, here's a lingot!
Movies en Español are also fun, there are many on Netflix.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aowstin

Good job! (:

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChanMeiLeng

That's good news. This shows the course is effective. Keep up the learning spirit.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/56veronica

Well done, keep up the good work

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yugboy1

It would be hard to finish All the harry potter books in Spanish. Also, When I was in Beginning Spanish school, We had to watch a play that was in Spanish. By the second episode my mind was about to explode in WTF's.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

This is actually really funny, because I found a copy of Harry Potter y la piedre filosofal in a used bookstore today. At my current level of Spanish (the second to last section of my tree) there are some words I'm unsure of, but it's still understandable without using a dictionary.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elzobob2013

well done i can barely bare a paragraph/sentance!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isaac98H

Right now I'm reading Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal. It's just right for my skill level

4 years ago