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MikaelMello
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I'm a native Portuguese speaker, so Spanish is really easy for me, and most rules are the same or very similar, that's why I'm not getting into learning grammar.

I want to learn Spanish just as I did with English, living it. I've been "discovering" English grammar rules while chatting, reading, et cetera. That's why I still make some mistakes (if there's anyone in this topic, correct me please!), not really caring because I don't need it to be perfect right now.

So, what I'm trying to say is: what should I do to practice my writing? Spend days in Immersion? Read Spanish texts? Can you guys recommend me a good source for news in Spanish (preferably Spanish sites, not translations from English ones, reading "advanced Spanish" is no big deal for me).

Thanks a lot!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic
m.tastic
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Try doing L4S. You write stories, and get lingots for them :)

Here's the latest L4S. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9837557

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGuyThatsMeh

This is great. Thanks for sharing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/m.tastic
m.tastic
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You're welcome :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
Ilmarien
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If you want news, El Mundo is a big source in Spain: http://www.elmundo.es/

I'm fond of RTVE as well, especially as they have lots of video: http://www.rtve.es/

Clarin seems to be a big Argentine paper, though I don't know anything about it: http://www.clarin.com/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello
MikaelMello
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El Mundo seems great! Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisi_Reus
Lisi_Reus
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Hi, i'm a spanish native speaker, and i always read news in spanish because i am very loose to read in another language so i have tens of places to show you, but i have a question, what kind of web pages are you interesting, sports, culture, or news of the day?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello
MikaelMello
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I like to read news about politics in general and technology.

PS: I guess that "are you interested in" would be the right way to say. (Don't take me as a rude person, just trying to help ! haha

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisi_Reus
Lisi_Reus
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Thank you, ehehe don't blame mexD for my english, really i forget many words because, now i am learning german, and englisch and german are very similar, so i forgot many englisch, but now i know many german♥

http://www.dw.com/es/actualidad/s-30684 DW (this page) is from Germany, but DW Español, It is written by people from Latin America or Spain.

http://nortedigital.mx/

Well, i can't think know in more web pages, where are you from Brazil, Portugal?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello
MikaelMello
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Thank you a lot for all these sites, they're bookmarked! I'm from Brazil, you?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisi_Reus
Lisi_Reus
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Bitte! I'm from Mexico, what does it mean bookmarked?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikaelMello
MikaelMello
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I'm not sure if this is the right way to say, but I guess it is an expression for "add to favorites".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HandsomeNwealthy

Your English is really good. Since this is a casual discussion I won't correct too much. I think you meant to say, "if there are any in this topic, correct me please".

If you wanted to write more formally I would use less commas.

3 years ago