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I'm learning Spanish with TV shows

Hi guys,

couple of week ago I started watching one of my fav tv shows (Friends :), that I've seen at least 5 times, in Spanish. I watch an episode first in English, than in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. After couple of days I started to recognize words I've learned here :) and it's getting better rapidly.

I'm in Costa Rica now so I can watch TV shows in Spanish on my Netflix, but what am I gonna do back in the States? Do you watch TV shows in Spanish? How do you do it?

Thank you, Ina

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/aureliobisanz

I use huluplus, they have several shows in Spanish with subtitles. Some of the shows are in Spanish with Spanish subtitles. Either way, you can hear the Espanol and see how it is written or hear the Espanol and see it subtitled. Paco de Hombres and Isabel are subtitled in Ingles. Que Te Perdon Dios, is in Espanol and subtitled in Espanol. Both help me a lot.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rawismyreligion

awesome, thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorg.Ancrath

I am doing the same thing as you, but not for Spanish, I'm learning French to be more precise.

Although i think I've taken it to some extreme since I've told myself that starting this February and until next February 2016 I will only watch French TV and French content. And for the past two weeks I've only watched French TV, and I must say, that it does really work, my comprehension is getter better with every day.

My ability to understand what I am reading has increased as well, which is really cool.

I would recommend you to play some games, on Ps3/Xbox/PC etc, with the audio in Spanish, it is a really good way to acquire new vocabulary, and to have some fun along the way.

Since you live in the States, you should have a lot of Spanish channels in you TV list, so I would just pick some of them which have content that you find interesting and simply watch them.

You have the ability to watch shows online too, but in my case i find it quite distracting watching TV shows in French online.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rawismyreligion

thank you :)

3 years ago

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YouTube is your best friend.

  • Start with Extra en Español
  • Destinos
  • As some one mentioned Univision or Telemundo
  • You can also find content on many other streaming video sites like Daily Motion.

There's really no shortage of content en español, especially if you live in the States.

3 years ago

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Check to see if you can get Univsion and Telemundo in your area, and there may be other stations. In my area, these are broadcast, so even if you don't have cable, if you are in an area that isn't blocked by mountains you should be able to get them. There are 3 Spanish language broadcast stations here, and 6 English language so the Spanish language does pretty well.

3 years ago

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I watch shows at http://www.rtve.es/. Spanish national television - they have all their programs available online. It's all the Castilian dialect and there are no subtitles, but jumping in the deep end with it definitely helped my ear.

3 years ago

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welp, you can do what we do up here in canada when we want to cut our cable subscriptions and go fully online for our tv. here, there's very little online ability for tv shows, so we have to watch other countries' websites, and most countries block foreigners from watching on their sites because of geo-restrictions. our netflix offerings are awful, and we have nothing like hulu or amazon instant video, so to watch stuff online, we have to cheat and use something called a VPN. you select the country whose content you want to watch (in this case, costa rica), the VPN changes your IP address to one from that country, and boom, you get access. so for netflix, you can watch any country's offerings, you just select that country in the VPN before going to the netflix website, and it will automatically direct you to the netflix for the country you selected. if you want to go back to the US netflix, you just close the browser, turn off the VPN, and go back to netflix again. i personally use my VPN to watch the U.S., the U.K., france, and brazil's netflixes, and probably soon a spanish-speaking country's since i've started spanish on duo recently. there are free VPNs out there, and apparently browser extensions and add-ons for it now too. i don't know about their quality or reliability, i've always used HMA Pro VPN, which ranges from $6.50-11.50 a month, which i've always been very happy with so i'm too lazy to look if there's cheaper.

3 years ago