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Spanish TV shows or films?

When meeting a friend, they explained that watching simple, perhaps teen shows, in spanish is a good way to pick up the language along with studies. does anyone know of such programmes that would help? Perhaps, teen shows, simple films etc. Thanks!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Born2Kill

What about The Simpsons? The series has a spanish dubbing, so if you are fond of this show you could start from it. I will be watching it as soon as I feel my spanish is good enough.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

great idea! thank you :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annaannaannaan

there's also some made specifically for language learners e.g.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLVULqsElvki_riI1ld0QhZJx1wom5Ply https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2815839

http://learner.org/series/destinos/watch/ep1/

all 3 have nice clear dialogue/narration, not too many idioms, simple enough grammar, and subtitles in spanish :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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I'm watching extr@ in German, it's fun, the characters are quite nice

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lavmarx
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Most shows are translated to Spanish, like The Walking Dead, Castle, Dexter, etc. you just have to look around the internet. Anything disney related is also translated to a lot of languages so you can find disney series and movies in virtually any language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

Ah interesting, thank you

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adam_A_123

Sesame Street (the Spanish version) is one way to practice. It has simple stories and teaches words that both the target age group and we need to learn.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

thanks :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

Search for telemundo's telenovellas in youtube (Telemundo post them fro free), on those videos you can activate the captions. However, it is wrongly placed under English caption, not in spanish caption. However, they speak too fast, useful for intermediate speakers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

thank you :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wilbertini

iron man 2

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Many DVDs or BlueRay movie disks allow you to choose a Spanish soundtrack and/or Spanish subtitles. Pick slow films with normal conversational dialog rather than action packed, high paced, films with lots of made up sci-fi words. The Lake House or something similar would be pretty good.

HuluPlus (costs about $10 per month I think in the US; not sure if they are globally available or not) has an entire Latino genre with tons of movies, TV shows, and miniseries.

You can search YouTube for "documentarios españoles" or subscribe to "canal 22" or "plazasesamo" or search for "pocoyo"; those last two are for children. Documentaries are good because they speak clearly and slowly and usually have a lot of pauses for you to digest what has been said.

RTVE.es has a lot of short news clips on the news portion of their site, and they have TV shows too but some of them are blocked to foreign (not Spain) countries. You just have to poke around until you find one that you can access.

I have to give the "Extr@" series another thumbs up. It's fantastic. I've heard "Destinos" is good too but I haven't watched it. http://learner.org/series/destinos/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

Great advice, thank you very much :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shoukra
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Almost all of Disney's programming is dubbed, but I find that a lot of the good of watching someone speak the language is seeing how their mouth moves, it really helps with listening. For this reason I find dubbed TV really annoying. On the other hand, dubbed cartoons are fine! I love watching Gravity Falls on SAP, it's a show I don't mind watching a number of times to try and catch more of the words.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

thanks for the help, I'll check it out!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smartsky

i really like watching univision novellas because they are really interesting

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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I've been reading up on this lately, and for whatever it's worth a lot of people seem to strongly recommend TV over films at first.

The general idea seems to be that if you're watching a movie, you spend a couple of hours getting used to the voices and getting a feel for how people speak, and you're confused and frustrated, and then it's over.

Watching TV on the other hand, you'll probably still be kinda confused and frustrated for the first couple of hours (4 or 5 episodes maybe) as you get used to the actors and what's going on, but then once you've started to adapt you may have dozens more episodes you can watch to build on that understanding.

If you check at your local library, if they offer Mango Languages (it's a language learning service), there's a component to that called Mango Premiere where they actually took movies and broke them down in a format designed specifically to be helpful for language learning.

If you have Netflix, Disney stuff usually offers Spanish, and specifically I've found that the Clone Wars (Star Wars) cartoons have Spanish audio as an option. If you're familiar with the Star Wars universe, that one works kinda nicely because it's pretty easy to follow what's going on. (It's very action-oriented, so it's not like there are huge extended sections of dialogue where the only way to know what's happening with the plot is to have a really refined sense of what people are saying.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

I love Star Ward, that's brilliant, thanks :)!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ppeppappig

My daughter is 3 (almost 4) and loves the show Peppa Pig. It's actually pretty funny and entertaining. She'll be starting pre-K in the fall, and our neighborhood is predominantly Latino, so I want her to learn some Spanish so she'll have an easier time making friends. I also want to learn Spanish, which is why I'm here. So we've been watching Peppa Pig together in Spanish on youtube. It's a good place to start, because you can probably follow most of the stories with the sound off, because they're so simple. And it gives me some idea of what watching it in English must be like for her, as a toddler building her vocabulary!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

that is a really good idea, thank you very much :) all the best with your learning! Lingot for you!:D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LouMacRibNib

Not that this is a teen show, but I really like the TV series "La Que Se Avecina"! Apparently it's very popular in Spain. They do speak pretty fast, but it's still good listening practice. Plus there are about 8 seasons, each with about 15 episodes, and each episode is about an hour long so there is HEAPS of material to build on your understanding with.

Also, "Fuga de Cerebros" is a funny movie which I recommend :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackoftheamor

Thanks, appreciate that :)!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bianel0

jajajan munequitos

2 years ago