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Authentic (Street) Spanish

lhwarp
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Hola a todos! :)

Does anyone know where to learn "street" Spanish? I don't necessarily need swear words, but words that you would hear in typical Spanish conversations (preferably Mexico/Ecuador dialects if possible). I seem to know more poetic Spanish that no one uses, haha.

Thanks!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/romastutts
romastutts
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I don't know how accurate it is, but here's a resource: http://www.speakinglatino.com/basic-spanish-slang-resources/ I'm fairly fluent and and I'm still careful when I use slang and expressions. There are certain nuances and what might be acceptable in one country or region that could be offensive in another. Trust me. I recommending neutral Spanish unless you are spending a lot of time conversing with people who use "street" Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Artie99
Artie99
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Just watch the South Park movie in Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
vcel10
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Just a note, Season 11 (en español) is available on iTunes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfesorAntonnio
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From Mexico:

Qué transa, Quiúbo, Qué onda, Qué pasó, Qué trampa= wassup

Ahí te ves, Ahí nos vidrios, Nos estamos viendo, Ahí nos vemos, Ya'stás = seeya!

¡Vientos! = very good!

¡Cámara(s)! = it's OK! I agree!

Compa, cuate, padrino, carnal = dude

¡Pus sí! ¡Psí! = of course, I agree, yeah.

¡Simón! = yeah!

¡Nel! = nah!

¡Oras! = hey, what are you doing!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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Gracias! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

As I recall, Spanish in Ecuador is just Spanish. http://www.ecuadortv.ec/ Here is their version of PBS, every now and then they'll interview real people and you can get an ear for the rhythm of how they speak.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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Thank you! I just found some television in Spanish online, so I will save this as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
vcel10
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just watch and listen to some telenovelas. La Reina del Sur has some street language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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I am going to sound terrible, but I can't get past the ludicrous drama. Haha. That's not a bad idea though. There has to be a more entertaining telenovas somewhere..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlejoPF
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Have you watched enchufetv? it's an Ecuadorian youtube channel, they're very popular in Latin America. Each week there's a new sketch

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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No... I will look for it, thank you :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joansamo01
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Look for in youtube, this is the link https://www.youtube.com/user/enchufetv =)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joansamo01
joansamo01
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Your welcome!! =)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hart.Will

If you can get Mexican TV, watch the Novellas and other programs especially the Lavanderias...they speak street exclusively...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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I know we get some channels, but I never see the novellas... I will see if there's a program guide. I watched Chavo and that's hilarious.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hart.Will

See if you can get the Lavanderias, they are very street and funny...two young women joking chatting, doing skits they poke fun at stereotypes...also Caso Cerrado...female judge hearing cases presented by ordinary people...everyday language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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Yeah, I will have to check my programming. I know we have some news channels, but that's "formal" Spanish, haha

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wynrich
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I've really enjoyed listening to Ben and Marina at notesinspanish.com. They often emphasize vocabulary that "real Spanish people" use. Great listening practice, too. Their audio is free. You get to hear them having real conversations. Different dialogs for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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I will check them out, thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fercho.Vader

I'd say if you want to learn "street spanish" rather than watching Telenovelas, you need to watch stuff like on Telehit or channels like that, there's too much censorship in novelas :P There are some here: http://www.telehit.com/programas

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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Thank you... I will do some research :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hart.Will

By street I assume you mean slang, expressions, and not just swear words....

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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Exactly!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lhwarp
lhwarp
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I would prefer to avoid the swear words as much as possible, actually

3 years ago

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