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Spanish resources to get for Christmas?

Hola. Well, it's the holiday season, and it's about time I come up with a Christmas list. I have a couple good items on there for myself, but what I really want is some good, quality resources to help me with my Spanish journey.

What are some resources, such as books (either I can download on my phone.. literal books, whatever) web programs, podcasts, or pretty much ANYTHING I can get my hands on that is worth the money to buy to help me with my Spanish. I need your wisdom, Duolingo-ers.

Feliz Navidad

P.S= Really great resources might get a lingot or two ;)

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Talca
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How about a one way ticket to Lima?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matthewfbyrnes

Spanish language music! I, myself, like Sui Generis, Mercedes Sosa, and Calle 13's new album.

Easy Spanish Books! You're at level 9, so you'd probably be able to get through the Blaine Ray books, like "Patricia va a California" or "Dónde está Eduardo?" They can be a little boring, but they're real stories, which feels good.

3 years ago

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I just read 'Patricia va a California'. Thanks!

3 years ago

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When I was in high school, I had a pocket-sized dictionary that was pretty fantastic, but I guess kids these days call that a phone. :)

What about some books in Spanish at your reading level? There are threads with many ideas. Personally I'd go for some sort of e-book service where I can pick and choose what works best for my interests and Spanish ability. My library has a good one (Overdrive), and there's always the service through your e-reader's company. But if you prefer paperbacks, maybe some familiar kids books? I tried reading one of the Kane Chronicles in Spanish and that was way too hard. But I hadn't read that book in English yet, and the first Harry Potter was a good bit easier. I suggest simpler texts. :)

If you like smartphone games, MindSnacks is worth a look. You can try their free version to decide if it's up your alley. The games are actually fun, which makes up for the rigidity of their units--no flexibility with spelling, pronouns, and multi-meaning words like Duo does!

3 years ago

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Awesome answer. Thanks. (Enjoy those lingots ;) )

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savage_queen01

Try ouino- it's great for learning a language (you can get free lessons but might have to pay for the rest) because it's just perfect for comparing and helping you understand the sentences well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyfmms

and Spanish dictionary that fits in your pocket for the words you havent learned yet merry christmas

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SandWing05

I'm doing this thing called world vision and that gave me some good ideas. Here are some of them: animals (goats, sheep, chicks, and other small animals) A bike so they can get home from school safely. That's all I have.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyfmms

a ticket to a spanish concert so u can kind of understand the way the words are said and used for certain thjings since duolingo isnt much help for that

3 years ago

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You should learn words that you have not learned that relates to the season and try to fit as many as you can in your conversations throughout the holiday.

3 years ago

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That's a good idea.. but that is not specifically a resource. Good try though :)

3 years ago