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Your favorite telenovelas

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What is your favorite telenovela? I've been watching Mi Corazon es Tuyo, but would like some variety. What do you suggest?

3 years ago

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I've been watching the ones on Telemundo, for reasons mostly unrelated to the plots:

  • They're free online
  • They have Spanish subtitles, which are really carefully written. I can usually pause it so the whole sentence is shown on the screen at once, which makes it easier for me to parse it. I keep a second window open with spanishdict.com so I can look up words quickly.
  • The first quarter of each episode also has English subtitles.
  • They have about a billion episodes, so I won't be running out of material any time soon.

I'm currently watching Santa Diabla. It's ridiculous, but that also kind of makes it easier for me to remember the phrases because it's all so outlandish. (Because the best way to get revenge on a family is to marry into it. Obviously.)

http://www.telemundo.com/novelas/santa-diabla

3 years ago

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I'll check out an episode or two! Thanks. I liked Carlos Ponce ever since I saw him "Couples Retreat." Reading the sinopsis

Update: Enjoy some lingots, I really liked the first episode! Well the first 12 minutes.

3 years ago

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You can watch some online but I believe they're not shown in the entirety.

  • Yo Soy Betty La Fea
  • Metastasis (the Colombian version of Bad Breaking)
  • La Reina del Sur
  • El Chivo
  • El Patron Del Mal
  • Sin Tetas Hay Paraiso
  • La Seleccion

Obviously I like narco-novelas. I really should expand my horizons, but some times I watch the same program, the same episode repeatedly and take notes. I am currently listening to The Wire (Season 1: Episode 1) dubbed in Spanish again, and again, and again.

I'm going to be really happy when I watch an episode and understand all the dialogue with the exception of some colloquial expressions that I would have to look up on Spanish web forums.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/esbrianne
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Thanks for the suggestions! I've heard of Metastasis and having already watched Breaking Bad I thought it would be interesting to watch. I take notes most of the time with whatever I'm watching in Spanish, but sometimes I get lazy and just lay back. Something I've done with one series I watched a while back is to watch the whole thing (or if it's really long, maybe 20-30 episodes) and then go back to the first episode and see how much I've improved and how much more I can understand.

3 years ago

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Having never saw Breaking Bad (crazy, I know) in the future I plan on purchasing the complete blu-ray series and watching it dubbed en español. Unfortunately only 1 or 2 seasons were dubbed on the blu-Ray.

Learning French? Most American films are either going to be dubbed in Spanish or French. I'm really surprised that most American films released are not dubbed in Spanish considering the continuing growth of hispanohablantes en Los Estados Unidos.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paulaha88

As Lety said in Episode 64, Nunca va a poder existir nadia más como Don Fernando. There can never be another like Don Fernando.

Those who fell in love with the Mexican La fea más bella know what I mean. Although many will argue that the two greatest telenovelas ever, were the original Colombian Fea, Yo soy Betty la fea, and the 1993 Corazón Salvaje with Eduardo Polomo (NOT the 2009 travesty with Ed Yañez).

3 years ago

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My totally favourite telenovela is Rebelde.

3 years ago

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teresa

3 years ago

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Do you know about Caray Caray? It's a blog of English speakers, most of whom are Spanish learners. Somebody recaps each day's show in English, and then the community discusses it and snarks about it. Many happy hours I've spent on Caray. http://caraycaray.blogspot.com/search/label/mcet

I just checked there. Martaivett, who recapped today's Mi Corazon episode, is maybe as big of a Fea fan as I am.... Naaahhh. She's a bigger fan of the Colombian one, but I'm a bigger fan of the Mexican one. If you hang out there, tell her Paula H says "Hi."

3 years ago

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I like the miniseries "Decisiones" which are like 30 minute or hour shows about life dramas. Each show is about different people and what happens to them in the situations they are in.

3 years ago

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THANKS! I'm adding this to my must-watch list. I watch a couple of clips.

3 years ago

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I just discovered that I can watch a novella on TV. I started watching La Sombra del Pasado. I got as far as chapter 14. I love it.

3 years ago

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I am quite new at watching telenovela. However I am currently watching La Sombra Del Pasado. Although it is a sad story, I found the plot quite interesting. It is addictive.

3 years ago

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Hello guys, my name is Adán Ayala, I am a Spanish Teacher from Mexico. I have a lot of experience using media and TV shows (much better than soap operas) as a form of immersion. They can be extremely productive as long as you know how to work and get the most out of them. I realized that my students after finishing their methods and programs in our school developed only some writing and limited speaking skills, and that is very far from being fluent. Most of them didn´t have many opportunities to practice or someone with whom to practice. Part of the problem was their lack of vocabulary, a small understanding of slang and idioms and very little training on their listening comprehension. I must say that the real challenge for me as a teacher was to find good content with subtitles and transcriptions to work and help the students analyze in a controlled class setting. But in the last years, some big networks and streaming services have invested more in Latin American and Spanish productions which is awesome, and it gives us great material to learn. Their topics and contents are closer to the global culture and interests than the traditional so-called "telenovelas". Please send me a message if anyone of you is interested in conversational classes using this method or you can contact me at adan@spanishlive.online or visit my website on http://spanishlive.online/

3 months ago