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development pace

When should you understand what is being said when watching the Spanish channel (what level should you be on the Spanish tree)

3 years ago

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That's a tricky question. It depends on what you're watching, how much you retain and review your tree, how much vocabulary you know and how good your listening comprehension is.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreRodrigues.1

I agree...that is a tricky question...it depends on your ear (listening skills), words you memorized, how easy you deal with the Spanish accent...I'm a Portuguese speaker, so I was supposed to easily understand Spanish, but I realized (when I'm listening to news talk radios over the internet) that when they are speaking fast, is quite difficult to understand 100%...I'd say: train your listening skills as much as you can...this might help...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cipoll

As others already said, it is a tricky question! Maybe you could start with kids shows and such? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovescience

sometimes when you complete a lesson it says what percent of spanish text you understand. for example, i can read 48 percent of all real spanish text, you should be able to understand spanish television by 60-70 percent.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/asnyder313

so when did you all become able to understand spanish conversations

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/botsnlinux

Again, it depends. I can have a conversation in Spanish for half an hour or so, if the person I'm speaking with is patient with me. I can understand some Spanish videos. I've been watching a lot of cooking videos recently, and I've found I can follow and understand the majority of what's being said. Even so, when I turn on the average news station, I hear lots of words I know but understand very little. It's been about three months for me since I first started, and I'm about 2/3 through the tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Oooh, cooking videos! Do you have any recommendations?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/botsnlinux

I've watched a lot of "El Guzii" (https://www.youtube.com/user/ElGuzii). I started by just going to YouTube and searching for "desayuno". When I got bored of those, I tried "almuerzo". And by that point YouTube started suggesting other things to watch too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Muchas gracias!

I just watched the episode on pulled pork tamales--nuttily entertaining and I could follow it fairly well despite how quickly they were talking. The instructive visual media was perfect.

3 years ago
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