https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto

When learning Spanish, Esperanto is nice to know

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I have been a "language junkie" for a long time, but never really paid a lot of attention to Spanish. Every now and then I pick up a little here or a little there - but not ever enough to really put it together. I've decided, however, that 2019 is the year I'm going to finally learn it from end to end.

I started on January 1 and I'm at level 13 now - shooting for 25. I'm also working through a book. (Made of paper - imagine that!) I've also made a video (usually my videos are in or about Esperanto) which I hope will be the first in a series of videos where I track my progress in Spanish and talk about language learning tips which apply no matter which language you're interested in learning. The video is called Learn Spanish through Esperanto because I also talk about how knowing Esperanto is giving me a head start.

Note, however, that this doesn't mean that people learn Esperanto if their goal is to speak a different language. Go where the motivation is. I just think it's neat that there's all this Spanish that I already know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQOv9IcGiAE

Edit: I've added English subtitles. Hopefully this will make it easier for second-language speakers of English. I hope to be able to come back and add more.

1 week ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/voltronsupreme

I like books.... I usually start with a book to get down basic vocabulary. I think you will enjoy Spanish. Once I am done with Portuguese, Esperanto is next on my list.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aqualad

Good luck to you on this new language learning adventure! I did two semesters of Spanish in my second year of college and really enjoyed it.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelK633383

Hello salivano, a "language junkie", good word, I think the older I get, the more this describes me too. I've stumbled upon a very good podcast to learn spanish, maybe you want to give it a try. They have an entry level ("101") and the real one: www.spanishpodcast.net Really good, interesting and well structured. (and free too).

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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I was really bad. Seriously. I couldn't stop. I eventually had to draw a line and say NO MORE LANGUAGES. Since then I've played with Mandarin, tried to learn Arabic, looked at Swahili. (Both my wife and daughter have started playing with it recently.) I think that brings the 'dabble count' to something like 21 languages.

"Language junkie" seems much less pretentious than "polyglot."

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnKing147785

Interested to see how well Esperanto helps you with Spanish. I can't really say because I started with Spanish first. I didn't hear about Esperanto until a few years ago when I became interested in auxlangs.

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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I have a video about Auxlangs coming out soon. (Currently available to patrons only.)

:-)

5 days ago
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