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Learning from songs. Where to do?

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    It is very noticeable that words (and constructions) look MUCH more familiar, if they were heard in songs. It's like 1 time in song = 10 times in texts. That's obviously because songs emphasize language forms, while text is primary focused on meanings.

    To make this work there probably should be: hearing, reading, understanding, singing back.

    So, the question is if there are some resources with notable amount of songs along with subtitles and translations? Youtube with auto-subtitles and auto-translation is not a choice, of course.

    Or, maybe, we could just sing the phrases duolingo gives.

    June 15, 2017

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

    I use YouTube and look for songs with the words included in the video. For example I might search for:
    "Marc Anthony letra" or
    "Fito y Fitipaldis letra"

    For a French singer, I'll search for:
    "Celine Dion paroles" or
    "Zaz paroles"

    There is also LyricsTraining: https://lyricstraining.com/

    I also listen to Pandora, Spotify, and other streaming audio apps that build a "radio station" based on your likes. When I hear a song I like, I google the lyrics and then translate them in a notebook.

    I have a bunch of French and Spanish songs in MP3 format that I've downloaded for free and legally through my Library's Freegal subscription. Check to see if your library has it. I can listen to my songs on the treadmill, in the garden, in the car...

    June 15, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Googling manually is quite a long way. Especially with all those crappy lyrics sites with "oops! add them by yourself"

      But the lyricstraining seems the right thing.

      June 15, 2017

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      June 15, 2017

      [deactivated user]

        It is lyricstraining.com And it is indeed what is needed!

        June 15, 2017

        [deactivated user]

          But they just lack translations.

          June 15, 2017
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