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Old July 01, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Please, start reading a novel in Spanish, and copying what your read in a notebook. While doing this translate and pronounce what you are writing the best way you can. You'll be hitting this board more often and with REAL problems in your head!
I was actually thinking about doing this. I was considering reading harry potter once I passed Spanish 4 or 5, probably 5 though. Or would I need more of an education to do so?
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Chileno would want you to start today. Don't wait until you know more Spanish - reading the novel will get you there much sooner.
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Chileno would want you to start today. Don't wait until you know more Spanish - reading the novel will get you there much sooner.
I agree. Start today and memorize the meaning of every word you don't already know. It'll work wonders.
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I see. I guess that I could buy a spanish harry potter book from borders, right?

Also, should I start off with a book that's a little easier? Or do you think Harry Potter's okay? I think it's at a 5th grade reading level, I'm not quite sure.
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In my opinion, you can use any book at all. Read it slowly and look up every word you don't know. Write down, study, and memorize the words you don't know.
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Alright, I'll see when I can go to borders.

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I also would recommend reading something in Spanish that interests you. I'm also a big fan of listening as well as reading. Here's a link to the text and audio files for El Principito by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.

http://albalearning.com/audiolibros/...rincipito.html

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Please, start reading a novel in Spanish, and copying what your read in a notebook. While doing this translate and pronounce what you are writing the best way you can. You'll be hitting this board more often and with REAL problems in your head!
¿Cualquier recomendaciones? Empezé estudiar español hace tres meses, querría un libro más fácil

Encontré esta página web la cual oferta libros digitales gratuitos

http://www.e-libro.net/gratis/indexlibros.asp

Yo prefiero que mis libros son digitales porque puedo imprimirlos y hay mucho espacio en el papel para escribir las traducciones
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Aren't easy Spanish books sold there? Here you're able to buy easy English books, with several levels, based on longers novels. Usually they're some interesting novel in short, with easy vocabulary. They're good for starting
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In my opinion, you can use any book at all. Read it slowly and look up every word you don't know. Write down, study, and memorize the words you don't know.
Yes, but my recommendation is to look for a book that is of your complete liking, and if possible, be a book that has already been read in English, and completely loved.

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¿Cualquier recomendaciones? Empezé estudiar español hace tres meses, querría un libro más fácil

Encontré esta página web la cual oferta libros digitales gratuitos

http://www.e-libro.net/gratis/indexlibros.asp

Yo prefiero que mis libros son digitales porque puedo imprimirlos y hay mucho espacio en el papel para escribir las traducciones
Lee un libro que está a tu altura de compresión. In other words, read a book that you would read in English.

I do not think you would willingly read in English a kid's book nowadays, just because you want to read "something". Right?

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Aren't easy Spanish books sold there? Here you're able to buy easy English books, with several levels, based on longers novels. Usually they're some interesting novel in short, with easy vocabulary. They're good for starting
As above...

Read something that is of your REAL interest, and make it a novel.

For example: if you like to read about WII, don't just read a book about it, because the book will relate most likely stuff from the war giving figures , dates etc, whereas a novel about the war will mix LIFE. Love, adventure, sensations, feelings etc... a world of descriptions, which is how our mind works...
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