Learning Spanish through Movies Salisbury MD
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Learning Spanish through Movies
By Dan Hope
Software and computers have made the learning a second language far more entertaining, but even the greatest Spanish learning software can get tedious at times. One of the best ways to break up the boredom and still learn is to practice your Spanish with your favorite movies. You read that right. You can learn Spanish while enjoying your favorite movie in the comfort of your own home.
All this is possible because DVDs can hold dialogue translations in addition to the original film itself. Go ahead, take a look. Many of your favorite movies have the option to display in Spanish, and maybe several other languages.
The advantage here is you can hear conversations in Spanish in settings you understand. It’s especially beneficial if you know the movie so well you can practically recite it in English. That means that you’ll understand more of the conversation in Spanish because you already know the context. This kind of practice will not only help your vocabulary, it will also help your pronunciation, conversation and listening comprehension skills.
Movies can come with two kinds of Spanish translations: dubbing or subtitles. Dubbing uses native speakers to record dialogue over the movie so you can hear the conversations. Subtitles merely show a Spanish translation at the bottom of the screen while the audio dialogue continues in English.
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