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Not fast-talking spanish tv shows?

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I've been learning a bit of spanish on Duolingo for a year... or two on/off. I love being on duolingo to bits and pieces but it can only do so much. I'm looking for tv shows in spanish where people are not too fast speaking (I know this may be difficult, since spanish is in general a language you speak fast). Preferably something that could resemble an american tv show - dramas, crimes like Bones, mystery and such, even comedy like Friends and so on. Any suggestions welcome, as long as they are not too fast speaking! I'm between beginner and intermediate, so anything too fast, I can't keep up with.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/yodydee

Hello Lilly, the @Extra series on YouTube is a very a funny sitcom, sort of like Friends, for language learners. It exists in Spanish, French and German. The main actor, a bumbling young American tourist, is the same in all series. The other actors are native speakers.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Exactly what I was going to recommend! Here is a link: https://youtu.be/nV6SDDlc60g?list=PLAZxBB3JZTj7w3caHHt37WBmqVXSLyhw5

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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Studies show that languages that you are not very used to may sound much more faster than they really are. It may vary a little bit due to the "syllable density", bliss is a single syllable but has a lot of meaning, for example. In one of these studies, some people had to read the same text in their own language. The English speaking speed rate was 6.19 syllables per second, while the Spanish one was 7.82. With only 1.63 syllables of difference per second, you might get the hang of it easily with some practice ;D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/camilucas1

esta es una serie de argumento sencillo y en que hablan muy lento los personajes quizá puede servirte , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRopws7ovsw

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FaRiha4
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Parece interesante.Pero todavia es un poco rapido para mi

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FaRiha4
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I have started watching Chica Vampiro again & have become a fan of it.Thanx a lot for introducing it to me.I can now understand most of it :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/camilucas1

me alegra haberte ayudado.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/detinnmel

Sabes mas que un niño de primaria? is a game show that is the equivalent of Do you know more than a fifth grader? It is available on Youtube. Since it is a game show, there is no continuous conversation to lose you. Instead, you hear a couple of sentences that you have time to digest.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/John_Fitzmaurice

Watch youtube moves of the"India Maria". They are low level mexican comedies with lots of stereo types mexicans are uncomfortable with. Dont tell your mexican friends.

They are funny and harmless, I always feel sorrry for Maria Nicolasa Cruz, but in the end she always wins.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chenanigans

This is exactly what I was looking for when I got back into learning Spanish. I feel like that's one of the best ways to learn besides immersion. My Spanish speaking friends I had growing up always told me that that's the main way they learned English, was by watching American television programming. So, I decided to go that route. However, it is very difficult to try and follow along with what they are saying on regular programming because they are speaking at their natural pace. But after lots of scouring the internet and asking around I found a few wonderful to sources that offer exactly those things you mentioned, and more.

'Extra En Espanol' - sitcom similar to 'Friends' designed for the exact purpose of language learning. Awesome tool for learning.

'Destinos - An Introduction To Spanish' - Drama series. Kind of boring, but a little more interactive and also designed for the purpose of language learning. Very helpful.

and finally 'Mi Vida Loca' - an interactive video drama also designed specifically for language learning purposes. For me personally, this one was the most exciting to complete. You actually feel like you're involved in the adventure due to the way it's designed, and therefore you are more actively learning. It's super fun. I would definitely suggest giving this one a try.

That's all I can think of for now, but in the meantime, buena suerte! :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrMultilingual5
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¡Hey, regards from Colombia, Danny, I am a native speaker Spanish, lol! I am having the same problem with the english, I've listened Radio in english, watched Tv in english, and I also have the same problem, But it is otherwise. Regards, Danny, maybe I can help you, and you give me help with the english lol!. ¡Hugs, Danny :)!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carlobanchon
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Why not watch the tv shows you mentioned but in Spanish? I did the same to learn english (forcing me to watch Friends or HIMYM without subtitles). I had already watched all their episodes in my native language, so in most cases I already knew what they were going to say, and because of that it was easier for me to get used to their way of speaking. As a native Spanish speaker, I recommend you latino audio though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

I know someone who taught English in Brazil for years. She told me about someone she knew who learned all his English from Friends episodes. This meant he picked up 90s American sitcom humor and paused for laughter regularly.

She agrees that it's great practice, especially if it's a familiar story--just remember to balance the sitcoms with other, less contrived speech!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Teri548419

If you have netflix or hulu you should check out Gran Hotel. It is super addicting. It has subtitles but you can take them off.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gigglethorpe

I think that Mexican or Venezuelan telenovelas might be your best bet, since their (TV) dialects are easier to understand for native English speakers. La Madrastra (2005) is great for a laugh, and it helped me a lot with my listening skills.

Some of the seemingly fast pace is because your ears haven't "tuned" to Spanish yet. Spanish speech will gradually sound slower as you become accustomed to it.

3 years ago