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https://www.duolingo.com/oscart182

For Spanish speakers: Excellent video to watch for immersion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvgy-l9sQcs#t=220

This is a video of Luis giving a TED talk about Duolingo in Spanish. I study Spanish outside of Duolingo and I was able to understand a lot of it. If you want, you can translate the captions into English so you hear him speaking in Spanish but the captions are written out in English.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/romastutts
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Muchas gracias. Lo compartí con mis amigos quienes son profesores de idiomas. Te di 3 lingots.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oscart182

¡Gracias!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wynrich
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Thank you! I, too, have studied Spanish outside of Duolingo as well as diligently with Duolingo. I could understand 95% of it with the subtitles on but not much without them. That's the biggest challenge for me: understanding Spanish spoken at a natural rate. It was fun to see Luis speaking Spanish (man, he talks fast). I really enjoyed the following TED talk he gave in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQl6jUjFjp4

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skelkingur
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I've watched this a few days ago. It is really amazing how much you can understand when being close to the end of the Spanish tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor
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His Spanish is fast but so clear.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oscart182

Indeed.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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That was a good talk. Luis is a pretty funny guy, too!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oscart182

Yes!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I turned on the Spanish captions and understood a good deal. It helped that I had seen the English version of his talk before, but I hardly had it memorized. One thing I noticed was that I wasn't actually trying to translate his speech; I was aiming for the gist. Oh here, he's talking about generating value by translating things, etc. It definitely wouldn't work in a lecture where meaning hinged on phrasal details, but for this it worked well!

So, that was very validating--thank you for sharing!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hermine73892

Thank you for the suggestion, it's great practice! I love this one: http://youtu.be/UgYcQUgDBPc

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sonia0929

Thanks for sharing!

3 years ago