Songs, books and movies for practice.
Hi, I've just started 'lingoing' and I think maybe it would help if we could share good websites, songs, books and episodes that have been beneficial. That way not everyone of us has to go trawling the web
Please post anything you might think helpful with the language in Capitals at the beginning. I might make seperate discussions later if this takes off.
DUTCH or NEDERLANDS If you don't already know about it, Dutch TV has a fantastic archive site called "uitzendinggemist.nl". Literally, "missed episodes". The following shows can be found there: When I had a year-long sabbatical leave there in 1990-91, my 5 and 8-year old kids learned a lot from "Sesamstraat" (Sesame Street) and "Het Klokhuis" (literally, the clockhouse, but it's also the word for apple core. The news services have a program called "Jeugdjournaal" (kids news). There is a music series that is a national (Belgium and Netherlands) singing competition for children called "Kinderen voor Kinderen" (Kids for Kids). Look through the "genres" for "kinderen", "jeugd" and "animatie" The youth recommendations above are made because youth programming tends to have very clear and understandable speech. The adult programming is also very useful. Many programs are available with Dutch subtitles (so you can see what you are hearing--very helpful--and you can rewind and replay when you miss something. A pitch for my favorite program, "Boer Zoekt Vrouw" (Farmer Seeks a Wife). There are 10 seasons of it archived and it gives a wonderful tour of Netherland's agricultural world. This show's originated in Great Britain, but only had a single season there before it "took off" in the Netherlands. Whenever it runs, it is hands down the number one show in viewership. Unlike the US version, which only ran one season and was all about scantily-clad bimbos, the Dutch version has real people and is not overly sensationalized or sexualized. Just a semi-realistic farmer dating show.
I enjoy learning Italian from Disney songs. On YouTube you can find many of them in different languages, with subtitles and English translations. The words in Disney songs are usually simple, and the pronunciations are clear. If you're interested in translation, it's also fun to compare the translated lyrics with the original English ones.
I know !!I was just listening to "Perche' non so" Its the Italian version of strangers like me from Tarzan
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Songs and movies are the best for hearing speech in the particular language. I have Amazon Prime, and with it comes a massive collection of movies and TV shows in other languages, and maybe music, as well. I would suggest going through that and watching them with subtitles in your native language.
Seperate for every languages I mean. Here is an Example of how it should look.
That way not everyone of us has to go trawling the web
I find this a bit disconcerting. Considering that people often posts links to resources, books, websites, episodes, etc. A quick search of the forums will yield instant results. With that said . . .
check out Extr@ in French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV6SDDlc60g . . . or Spanish, or English, etc.