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Re: Spanish resources

Postby Kraut » Mon Dec 27, 2021 1:46 am

Another reading app with dictionary

https://www.languageinput.com/

there are collections of interesting sites that offer material in specific languages
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:19 pm

Maybe I should have posted this in my log?
A list of my Youtube subscriptions which show videos in Spanish that I can understand, albeit sometimes with difficulty. There are lots of videos in Spanish, but many of them are still beyond my reach. Some of you may have suggested them, I can’t remember.

    DW Español
    Alba Learning (audiolibros with texts)
    AMA Audiolibros*
    BBC News Mundo *
    Blázquez y Gárate de Psicología
    Centro Estudions Ju. L. R.
    DW Documental *
    DW Historias Latinas
    Español avanzado y Cultura hispanohablante
    gitanadhara12
    La Cata Musical – I really like this one: shout-out to Eido
Asterisks indicate at least one video has Spanish subtitles.
As time goes by, I'll put a video from each subscrition in my log, but just one at a time, one day at a time.
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:21 pm

There is a site and app that I have mentioned recently in my log called El Sitio Total.
The site from Santander, Colombia, is a free and full-bodied repository of texts and audiobooks in the public domain, as well as pieces of music and exhibitions of art.
Nearly all of the books and audiobooks are in Spanish, but there are a few in English, French and Italian. The site allows for the taking of notes about the book being read, gives a list of the vocabulary used in the work, allows where available side-by-side comparison of the work with a translation or of one translation to another.
The app gives a FAQ on how to use the site. There is a Youtube User's Guide (Guía de Uso) (knowledge of Spanish required). There is also an Apple Store preview (requires a knowledge of Spanish) and a Google Play preview in English.
Those previews cover a lot of ground. I'll add here that there are hundreds of audiobooks and thousands of texts (as well as pictures of art objects).
So users can keep track of what they are reading, the user can subscribe for free.
The audiobook section has a slick interface that highlights the text being read and allows for vocabulary look-up, and the user can save the meaning in a note, which will include a citation of the relevant passage.
Finally, the audiobooks are read with a human voice.
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby elAmericanoTranquilo » Sat Dec 03, 2022 8:02 pm

Just in time for the World Cup, here's a fun new podcast for futbol fans - 5 episodes with audio and full transcripts in both Spanish and English!
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510367/the-last-cup
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby elAmericanoTranquilo » Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:54 am

MorkTheFiddle wrote:There is a site and app that I have mentioned recently in my log called El Sitio Total.
The site from Santander, Colombia, is a free and full-bodied repository of texts and audiobooks in the public domain, as well as pieces of music and exhibitions of art.
Nearly all of the books and audiobooks are in Spanish, but there are a few in English, French and Italian. The site allows for the taking of notes about the book being read, gives a list of the vocabulary used in the work, allows where available side-by-side comparison of the work with a translation or of one translation to another.

This app is fantastic, thanks for sharing! I was able to find 20+ books that have side by side Spanish and English along with narration in Spanish :)
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:04 pm

elAmericanoTranquilo wrote:This app is fantastic, thanks for sharing! I was able to find 20+ books that have side by side Spanish and English along with narration in Spanish :)

You're welcome. Yep, a real treasure.
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby piotr » Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:07 am

"Bogotálogo: usos, desusos y abusos del español hablado en Bogotá" by Andrés Ospina (2011)
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Re: Spanish resources

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Tue Nov 28, 2023 1:46 pm

wwiTV.com has been mentioned elsewhere as a listening source for Italian, but it also aggregates several listening sources for Spanish. This TN24Horas for example leads directly (at least at 7:41 am 11/28/2023) to TN24Horas (Spanish) Live from Argentina. There is another from Cordoba, Argentina. A little disconcerting this chilly morning because the folks outside in Cordoba are wearing summer clothes.
Lots of other languages are available as well.
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