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24-05-2020, 23:01   #1
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Learning Spanish

Anyone know the best resources out there online to do this or how to chip away at it everyday?

I downloaded the Rosetta Stone app on my iPhone but it was expensive enough I think (or maybe I just wasn’t bothered and deleted it).

I do a lot of walking everyday now and listen to podcasts.

Please don’t say YouTube videos. Something about the YouTube platform I really dislike.
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24-05-2020, 23:03   #2
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Duo Lingo. It's free but you can pay €10 monthly for no ads and the ability to learn all the time. If you're paying too, you could be more inclined to do it more often.
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24-05-2020, 23:06   #3
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Thanks a mill. Have they an app or online resources ?
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There are some really good channels on youtube though, Lightspeed Spanish for example.
If you view youtube in a brower on your phone with 'desktop view' selected then you can keep the videos playing even with the screen locked while you're out walking.

Preply.com is good for when you want to practice talking with others.
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Are you learning South American or European Spanish?

+1 for lightspeed if its European you're learning
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you can learn it on spotify, Spanish is interesting tho, when you go down south the dialect changes rapidly.
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Are you learning South American or European Spanish?

+1 for lightspeed if its European you're learning
There's no such thing.
The Spanish you learn in Argentina for example is much closer to Northern Spain than it is to Mexico.

Better to just learn 'Castilian Spanish' and adapt from there as necessary.
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Have heard a lot about this before actually on the South American /Latin vs actual Spanish.

I’m not sure, whichever is going to be carried better around the world I suppose! I would holiday in America a good bit and Europe.

What’s the thoughts on the difference between both?
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There's no such thing.
The Spanish you learn in Argentina for example is much closer to Northern Spain than it is to Mexico.

Better to just learn 'Castilian Spanish' and adapt from there as necessary.
I'm aware of the differences.

If the Op wants to go to Mexico though it's wasting their time learning Castilian.

There's a lot of American based resources depending on what the Op's choice of dialect.
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I'm aware of the differences.

If the Op wants to go to Mexico though it's wasting their time learning Castilian.

There's a lot of American based resources depending on what the Op's choice of dialect.
Mexico is not in South America though.
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Just get better at Irish your ****ing Irish!
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Just get better at Irish your ****ing Irish!
Whilst its great to know our national language, in reality what use is Irish. At least with learning Spanish it can open up a massive part of the world for new opportunities.
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Mexico is not in South America though.
I didn't say it was?

The point is tailor your resources to the type of Spanish you want to learn.
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Not true that its a waste of time learning one form over the other.

Every region has its own peculiarities when it vomss to accents, pronunciation, slang, etc. But They can all understand each other.

Even within countries there are differences between one place and another..

Argentinians use the word vos instead of tu, which has implications for verbs forms. Its distinctive but certainly not incomprehensible to people from other countries.
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