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Old November 26, 2009, 09:27 AM
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When you watch a Spanish-language movie, use Spanish, not English, subtitles

I just ran across this article Foreign Subtitles Help but Native-Language Subtitles Harm Foreign Speech Perception. It's longish but interesting and if you don't have time, just read the abstract. Basically what's going on is if you watch a foreign language movie for the purpose of learning that language, and you want to have subtitles, put the subtitles in the same language as is being spoken, instead of having the subtitles in your native language.
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Old November 26, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Is there such a thing as a Spanish-language movie? I have never seen one, not even on Spanish TV. Everything is American with really bad dubbing.
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Old November 26, 2009, 12:25 PM
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Is there such a thing as a Spanish-language movie? I have never seen one, not even on Spanish TV. Everything is American with really bad dubbing.
What do you mean?

There aren't any Spanish movies available that you can watch where you live?
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Old November 26, 2009, 12:50 PM
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I've seen more than a few movies of Spanish, Mexican, and Argentinian origin, filmed in Spanish. However I do have to agree that Hollywood is pretty dominant.
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Old November 26, 2009, 12:51 PM
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I've seen more than a few movies of Spanish, Mexican, and Argentinian origin, filmed in Spanish. However I do have to agree that Hollywood is pretty dominant.
Yes, dominant...
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There aren't any Spanish movies available that you can watch where you live?
None that I know of.
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None that I know of.
Well, at least they are "imported"

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I use both language when I watch movies in the TV.
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@Perikles: It seems you'll have to turn to the closest videoclub.
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@Perikles: It seems you'll have to turn to the closest videoclub.
A nice idea, but we don't have a video machine.
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