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Spanish movies with english subtitles or vice versa?

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<pre> I've been watching spanish movies with english subtitles and have been finding it pretty helpful but was just wondering if trying it the other way would be more helpful. Anyone have experience or helpful opinions about this? As always any help is greatly appreciated. </pre>

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

I can read Spanish pretty well and fairly rapidly, so using subtitles does not help my listening sills (my BIG weakness) whether the spoken dialog is in Spanish or English. I like to watch a movie that I know well with Spanish dialog, so I have an idea what is being spoken, but still have to figure out the Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_pinkodoug_
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This is essentially the same way I look at it.

I prefer to watch with Spanish audio (LA or neutral when available) with no subtitles. I find that if the subtitles are there, my focus shifts to reading rather than listening. I might have to replay bits multiple times to get everything, but watching this way ensures that a TV program or a film becomes an exercise in listening rather than reading. If I'm really stuck on something, I can always turn the subs on for that part.

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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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If the movie is in English, I may just forget to read the Spanish subtitles :) But then maybe it's just me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLdawg

Haha that's actually a good point, i guess i'll give it a shot and test my concentration.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nbree1ed

I have recently started watching Spanish films and other dramas ( on DVD) with Spanish subtitles. I've found this enormously helpful, as often I miss too much when actors speak at a 'normal' pace. The spoken words seem to merge, but seeing the language on screen allows me to make the necessary links.......and I am gaining so much more.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

It can be a problem when the subtitles and the spoken dialog, even if both are in Spanish, differ. ;) It happens very often.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I'm planning on hosting a Spanish language movie night with some friends coming up, and did some research into what movie to choose and how to do it well. Ergh, it looks like my return key isn't working in this comment, so I'll be right back with some links I found.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Actually, it looks like this discussion thread just is a goldmine for movie suggestions and more: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2900718

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emberdare

Try a movie in Spanish with Spanish subtitles! It is extra helpful to try a favorite movie like this, so you will already be familiar with the dialogue.

3 years ago