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Old April 20, 2011, 03:33 PM
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Voy a ver Abel este sábado con un grupo español de meetup.com
¡Qué suerte que tienes!

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Unless you have completed Rosetta Stones level 1-5, you probably aren't ready for most Spanish TV. Even after level 5, you probably still aren't. Listening to natives at full speed is tough. I agree with Poli on this one. Reading is a better next step.
I definitely agree with Awaken and Poli on this, too.

If you still want to try watching programs, here are some things that might be helpful to keep in mind. Subtitles can be different, sometimes wildly so, from the audio text. And you also have to contend with colloquial speech - it needs to sound natural for the new target audience, yeah? The nice thing about DVD is that you can easily watch and listen to snippets repeatedly. For myself, I've found that sometimes I'll process the audio without thought , sometimes not at all , most of the time somewhere in between . It usually depends, as you'd suspect, on the speed and length of the sentences. I also find it funny and frustrating that something can be intelligible one time and on the next pass not at all, even without much intervening time! Patience and practice.

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I'm not familiar with the Rosetta levels.

Here are the shows that I can understand the most:
-chidren's cartoons
-Dr. shows--plenty of cognates so easy to understand
-anything about science/tech

If you can't understand, put on the Spanish subtitles.
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Old May 16, 2011, 10:52 PM
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Even if you consider your spanish to be fairly good, I would recommend watching little kid's movies.... The lions king, the little mermaid...that sort of movies. It's super easy Spanish, half the time you'll be able to read the subtitles fast enough and you will be learning a fair bit of slang too, ie. if you watch the movies and the spanish is "latin spanish" you'd learn a bit of the slang, accent and words used there.

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Jaja... De vez en cuando, veo "Amar en tiempos revueltos" en TVE internacional. Lo bueno es que se pueda ver con subtítulos. Así puedo escuchar y leer al mismo tiempo.

Además, no es tan difícil comprenderlos. Hay muchas palabras que no conozco, pero por lo menos puedo entender la mayoría.
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Destinos. This is a Spanish-language soap made especially for adults/college students learning Spanish. It can be viewed online at various places.

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The Orphange is like the best Spanish Movie i have ever seen!
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