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  • JudithC
    JudithC Doing 3 cheers 2017-02-13 04:20:29

    I suggest we all write our entries here in Spanish. What do you guys think?

    ΒΏQuΓ© piensas?

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  • supreme
    supreme Doing 11 cheers 2017-02-14 07:32:50

    My goal for this year is to go and stay in Barcelona for at least 3 months. Somehow this city attracts me, and I have never been there. I'm a dancer and the dance scene in Barcelona is incredible, so that's the main reason for me to learn Spanish. I want to be able to communicate with the local people and of corse it's important if I want to be involved in the dance community fully, I know that most people there speak Catalan but for now I will start with Spanish and I heard that it is sort of a similar language and Spanish will be more useful when I will travel the world! Wish me best of luck guys, because from my experiences leaning language is not my strong side.

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    • deluna
      deluna Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-16 06:28:07

      @olyasupreme for a start, try to watch some short commercial in Spanish and make sure they have English subtitles.
      Have a text from this commercials written down, read it as you watch it ( after you know the translation and can already recognize the words) , watch it over and over again - better like those commercial .
      I am sure it will help you to catch some basic vocabulary for a start and also to get the tune and the structure of the language in general.
      I find this way much more productive and interesting then various language learning apps .
      Buena Suerte, Amiga ! :-)

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    • supreme
      supreme Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-17 06:03:38

      @deluna Thanks. This sounds fun, I'm not really like to watch commercials. I watch the same movie in Spanish over and over on background, but you are right it's too much new words at once, so I will try to watch some short movies or cartoons up to 10 min. Thanks for advice.

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    • deluna
      deluna Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-18 05:20:33

      @olyasupremeΒ common girl, commercials are the best - it is short, usually funny and have lots of handsome people in them. Take a look on that one :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CBTrNc0luA

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    • supreme
      supreme Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-21 06:30:57

      @merkuria Great, I really hope so. Are you from Barcelona?

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    • supreme
      supreme Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-21 06:36:21

      @deluna Mierda ... Ahora no puedo concentrarme en el lenguaje

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  • jwiggy
    jwiggy Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-14 14:16:48

    Super important language if you want to travel!

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  • akhilsharma
    akhilsharma Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-18 03:05:40

    Using Duolingo for this goal. Reached 11% proficiency with it so far. Trying to learn 3 / 4 words every day and duolingo has a good app to keep you on track.

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  • rcgratton
    rcgratton 3 cheers 2017-02-18 17:44:30

    I would recommend the book Forever Fluent by Gabriel Wyner! That's how I got my level of Spanish from Intermediate to fully fluent (and even went from having a french accent to none). The technique transfers over to other languages as well 🙂.

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    • JudithC
      JudithC Doing 0 cheers 2017-02-25 07:49:10

      @rcgratton I read some reviews on goodreads about this book, reviews are really great. It all sounds good to me, gotta try it. Thanks for recommendation!

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  • sarawilbur
    sarawilbur Doing 4 cheers 2017-02-21 12:00:15

    My son is in a bilingual daycare and I really want to be able to support him in retaining his spanish skills when he no longer is eligible for that program. We live in Texas too and his half sister is from Mexico so I want to help facilitate good communication between them. Here is hoping! Duolingo seems like something to at least get some vocabulary down.

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  • spazzardous
    spazzardous Doing 5 cheers 2017-02-23 06:55:18

    I really want to get over my apprehension in trying to speak the language since my reading comprehension is improving. Been trying to improve by using Spanish radio to get better at listening, too.

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  • sabeenabrohi
    sabeenabrohi 3 cheers 2017-02-23 10:01:29

    Just joined Duolingo for this purpose. It's a super helpful website for learning new languages.

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  • anishbakhrel
    anishbakhrel Doing 1 cheers 2017-02-27 17:41:25

    level nine

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