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Any Good Spanish Listening Resources?

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I was just wondering if anyone knew some good Spanish listening resources, I've heard that the Spanish speak very fast, so I'd better find some good resources and start practising!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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These are "progressive": they start out easy and gradually become more difficult: http://www.learner.org/series/destinos/watch/ and http://www.learner.org/resources/series151.html?pop=yes&pid=1669 (left-click on the little PoD box to the right of each lesson).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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I just watched the introduction of the Destinos, thanks for the links, I understood the majority of what was happening, thank you so much ;) Have some lingots!

4 years ago

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Thanks for the lingots! I'm glad Destinos looks good to you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Spanish episodes of Extr@ on YouTube are a good start.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Thanks! Have some lingots!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ccolema3

I'm in need of the same things. I just recently tried watching youtube documentaries in spanish, which turns out to be helpful. The hardest part for me is watching things fully in spanish without subtitles, because I only get bits and pieces of all the words being thrown at me. I just started watching movies and documentaries two days ago and feel like I'm already understanding more and more every time. And I feel as if my spanish is still at an A1 level, but it really suprises me that I can understand as much as I can.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Wow, you're really good at Spanish ;) I see you are only on level 9. I have finished my Spanish tree and I can understand around 80% of these videos.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rukshia.s

I've been watching Spanish movies with English Subtitles. I found that quite helpful, I don't know of anything else!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Ok, thanks for the suggestions. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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In addition to the very good resources already listed, I enjoy RTVE.ES channel 5 radio, which is talk show radio similar to NPR in the US. Talk shows, news, interviews, public interest stories, etc. It's great to listen to while you're doing something that doesn't require concentration, like washing dishes or folding clothes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Okay, thanks for your suggestion!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Naylor1993
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Try Verano Azul on RTVE. It has subtitles which makes it easier to comprehend. Good series as well by the way.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Ok, thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jenna_swiss
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If there are any Spanish language radio stations in your area, check them out! It's a fun way to see how people play with language and to keep up on cultural trends at the same time! There is one podcast that I like that's called Notes in Spanish, and there are three levels. Even if you don't understand everything, it's amusing because each podcast is a story in and of itself!

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_1_Mama

You can download the tunein radio app to your smartphone. Select worldwide Spanish stations. I did this and was delighted to find a radio show for children which was easy to understand yet helped me with listening. I like to also listen to radio talk shows especially where more than one person is in the conversation or they have people call in. Also, sad in a way, I know, but listening to commercials helps me. Especially if can tell what brand is being advertised then I can anticipate the kinds of things that might be said and it helps with understanding.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matt.mcgan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfb9-ZTCA-E... rather annoying but educational

3 years ago