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Netflix shows where dubs = subtitles

I know there are lots of shows in spanish but I'm really enjoying watching Breaking Bad. The one problem is the subtitles are not the same as the dubbing, so it can be confusing. Are there any popular American TV shows that don't have this problem? I like that I've seen breaking bad before, so I'm very familiar with the plot

April 29, 2018

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

The subtitles, unfortunately, are different because they're translations, and not closed captions.

However, on Netflix, I noticed that the movie "Zootopia" has Spanish audio along with CC Spanish (meaning the subtitles exactly match what they're saying) If you're willing to watch an animated family movie, then try that. Otherwise, I haven't seen any, but you should definitely try Hulu as well; there are several Spanish-dub American TV shows with exact and correct captioning, such as the Goldbergs and CSI.

April 29, 2018

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

Usually they don't match. For curiosity, I've watched some shows in Spanish and Spanish subtitles don't match, it is the same or worst for shows originally in another language. The differences are small, but noticeable. I recommend you keep searching until you find a good matching or you get used to mismatches.

By the way, be careful with dubbing: they use a Nowhere Spanish based on Mexican Spanish (for Latin America) or a robotic Northern Spanish accent (for Spain). It is very good if you use it to understand the show, but only good for listening and actually too bad like model of speaking.

April 29, 2018

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

Arrested Development has Spanish subtitles

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidzweig2

Here's a catalogue of movies/series on Netflix with good subtitles, sorted by language: http://languagelearningwithnetflix.com/catalogue.html

Also, here's a free extension that adds bilingual subs, pop-up dictionary, and improved playback control: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lln-language-learning-wit/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm

December 19, 2018
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