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My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:33 am

My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, websites, materials ...)
My level in Spanish at this moment is round B1. I have a good knowledge of Latin, English and French.
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Stand-alone recorder/player

Sony MDS-JE530 Mini Disc Recorder

It has superior recording/editing/repeat functions:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=So ... ORM=HDRSC2
It can also slow down speed (pitch).

When the original source already has slight pauses, this recorder automatically creates chunks, you have to press the recording button only once, no further editing necessary.
This Cortina Spanish Course has the pauses:
https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/language ... ml#Spanish


The Sony is connected to a nuPro AS-250 Aktive Soundbar, which is excellent for the spoken word.

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Video and audio player

Lingo Player
http://oaprograms.github.io/lingo-player/
https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =19&t=7187
needs an update, Google Translate not working (13/2/2019)

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WorkAudioBook

Audio Repetition Software (with Script/subtitles if you have them)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svez6qwzQiQ

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http://ear2memory.com/


sophisticated A-B player

Summary

The time needed to learn a foreign language is impressive: hundreds of hours to transfer 5000+ words into a human brain and then hundreds more hours to understand people speaking at ‘3+ words/second’. In addition, language learning seems to be immune to the accelerating and streamlining effects of modern technology – today, like 50 years ago, it takes over 1000 hours to start being fluent in another language.

No technology has been shown to be able to compress this time frame.

Here we present a method of double exposure to a new language through intense listening plus reading. The rationale for simultaneous ear/eye exposure is that incoming signals from the ear are processed in different brain areas than signals coming in from the eyes and both areas need to be trained simultaneously. Our free smartphone app Ear2Memory is designed to assist the initial 50 to 100 hours of language learning.


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Study method

bi-directional translation + consecutive translation (orally) with ministories

Luca Lampariello
Cracking the Language Code with Bidirectional Translation
http://master-any-language.com/bidirect ... anslation/

Luca Lampariello - Translation as a Tool to Learn Any Language
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERD05x0JWoI

Burning Questions Answered by Luca Lampariello
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0azjUL_zpE

How to use translation to learn a language
https://www.lucalampariello.com/use-tra ... -language/

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Reverso Context a multi-study browser tool

https://www.aboutranslation.com/2016/04 ... guage.html
Firefox App: Reverso - Übersetzungen im Kontext
You can create your own data-base for practice and repetition


diccionario
https://diccionario.reverso.net/espanol ... 20a%20rabo
Can be made into a pop-up dictionary if used together with "Pop-Up Dictionary by R Leung"

context
https://context.reverso.net/%C3%BCberse ... abo+a+rabo

synonyms
https://synonyms.reverso.net/synonym-wo ... abo+a+rabo

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TransOver for Chrome or Vivaldi Browsers or Translate Man for Firefox

quickest pop-up translators

Overview

Translate word (or text selection) from any language to the language of your choice by pointing or clicking at it.

Also you can (enable in options):
- text-to-speech
- reverse translate: from your own language to the language of your choice
- type and translate in a popup
- copy translation to clipboard


https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... nfo-dialog

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download tool for RTVE

http://www.descargavideos.tv/
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-a ... 8/4638581/
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/cuen ... e/5080059/
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major site for teachers and learners alike

http://www.profedeele.es/actividad/voca ... -animales/
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website for advanced learners

https://www.espanolavanzado.com/articulos
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Spanisch Lehrbuch

free grammar course in German

https://www.spanisch-lehrbuch.de/uebung ... ichnis.htm

website advanced Spanish grammar

Hispanoteca
http://hispanoteca.eu/index.htm

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free intermediate grammar book

eleFANTE. GRAMÁTICA DEL ESPAÑOL COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA, NIVEL B

https://marcoele.com/gramatica-b/
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Spanish verbs

conjugation and example sentences (with audio)
123teachme

https://www.123teachme.com/
https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb ... ing_with/C
https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb ... ation/caer

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creating bi-lingual texts

Deepl Translator
https://www.deepl.com/translator
Better than Google Translator, but you should be aware of DeepL's limitations

alternatively, if you exhaust your time contingent:
https://de.pons.com/text-%C3%BCbersetzung

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Using DeepL translator

Although DeepL comes from a German company, it apparently - just like Google and Microsoft - translates from non-English languages into English and from there into German. If you are fluent in English, it is always advisable to choose English as the target language in such cases, because this avoids the mistakes of the secondary translation and provides a much better translation quality. In order to grasp the meaning of texts written in a language that is completely unknown to me, I also always run them through at least three different translation services, because everyone makes different mistakes when translating.

Translated with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator




Here are a few examples:

Si quieres descansar elige otro hotel. If you want to rest, choose another hotel. Wenn Sie sich ausruhen wollen, wählen Sie ein anderes Hotel.
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Ver video. Watch video. Uhr Video.
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Si te dan la habitación mas cutre de todo el hostal es normal que te quejes.

If they give you the cheapest room in the whole hostel, it's normal for you to complain.

"cheap" would be ok, but not in the sense of "lowest price", but this is how it is translated into the target languages

Wenn sie dir das billigste Zimmer im ganzen Hostel anbieten, ist es normal, dass du dich beschwerst.
all the German alternatives are wrong now:
günstigste ...
preiswerteste ...
preisgünstigste ...
günstigsten ...
kostengünstigste .

S'ils te donnent la chambre la moins chère de toute l'auberge, c'est normal que tu te plaignes.

Se ti danno la camera più economica di tutto l'ostello, è normale che tu ti lamenti.

To be fair to Deepl among the English alternatives you find excellent ones - but they are not used for the target languages.
craziest ...
dirtiest ...
meanest ...
rottenest ...
most crappy ...
shabbiest ...
worst ...
poorest
crappiest ...
ugliest ...
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Update 7/1/2020.

"Si te dan la habitación mas cutre de todo el hostal es normal que te quejes."
was translated as:
"If they give you the cheapest room in the whole hostel, it's normal for you to complain."
but is now:
"If they give you the crappiest room in the whole hostel, it's normal to complain."

"cheapest" is no longer interpreted as "lowest price" but as "crappiest". and now the other languages that go via English, translate correctly

Wenn sie dir das mieseste Zimmer in der ganzen Herberge geben, ist es normal, sich zu beschweren.

S'ils vous donnent la chambre la plus merdique de toute l'auberge, c'est normal de se plaindre.

Se ti danno la stanza più schifosa di tutto l'ostello, è normale lamentarsi.



DeepL also offers a dictionary function: when you click on a word in the original, dictionary entries will appear at the bottom.
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods....)

Postby Kraut » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:17 pm

magazine with articles translated in several EU languages

Cafe Babel

Massentourismus: Das nachhaltige Nichtstun

https://cafebabel.com/de/article/massen ... f393671e1/
¿Es posible irse de vacaciones sin arruinar el medio ambiente?

https://cafebabel.com/es/article/es-pos ... f3e133cc5/
Sustainable tourism: Are environmentally-friendly holidays a solution?

https://cafebabel.com/en/article/sustai ... f3ba020f8/
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There doesn't seem to be an archive: what a wealth of articles has disappeared!
Some numbers can be retrieved via the way-back-machine:
https://web.archive.org/web/20170716031 ... -ambiente/

https://web.archive.org/web/20171028015 ... mejor.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20171028021 ... calle.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20170702030 ... usade.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20170702150 ... niversity/



cultural variety program

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-a ... 8/4751529/

La aventura del saber
subtitled, there is an archive

making snapshots of film with subtitles
VLC-Player
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXLp7gUlOVw
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SMPlayer
https://www.smplayer.info
has a very comfortable snapshot function and allows the use of two subtitles with adaptable colour, position and size
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods....)

Postby Kraut » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:13 am

blog by a Spaniard discovering German

https://oliviagontor.wordpress.com/olivia/

the index is at the bottom

"discover Spain with Google Street View"

Google Street View, no restrictions

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.962165, ... 312!8i6656

learning new vocabulary in good context

Hotel reviews

https://www.tripadvisor.es/Hotel_Review ... ml#REVIEWS

context/usage check

Google Books

https://books.google.de/advanced_book_search

Discutir en español
Spanisch-deutsche Diskussionswendungen mit Anwendungsbeispielen (Fremdsprachentexte)
https://www.reclam.de/data/media/978-3-15-019829-2.pdf
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods....)

Postby Jaleel10 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:38 pm

Kraut wrote:cultural variety program

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-a ... 8/4751529/

La aventura del saber
subtitled, there is an archive



Thanks for this. I never know what to look for on RTVE. This seems fantastic!

Kraut wrote:blog by a Spaniard discovering German

https://oliviagontor.wordpress.com/olivia/


Oh, nice. I'll save this for when I get around to German one day.
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Postby Kraut » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:31 pm

They also show extracts, which have no subtitles.
To get the subtitles you must download the full-hour program.

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-a ... a/4754524/
http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/la-a ... 8/4754567/

There is also an interview with the new director of the Instituto Cervantes
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods....)

Postby Sayonaroo » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks for sharing. I wanted to promote workaudiobook in case you haven't heard about it yet. As an intermediate(?) in Spanish I find it a god-send since it's so efficient! I set it so it repeats each chunk 7 times before moving onto the next chunk. I don't know where you're at with Spanish but I still can't hear certain sounds so I love the automatic repetition function of this program.
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Postby Kraut » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:48 pm

I wanted to promote workaudiobook


Thanks, I have added it to my list. I knew it but don't use it, since I can do the splitting in chunks and repetition functions with my stand-alone Minidisc Recorder very comfortably.
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Postby Kraut » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:10 pm

Here is tons of IPTV streams, mainly Spanish-speaking:

http://www.franztv.net/listas-m3u-canales-octubre.html

They can be played in VLC player
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Postby Kraut » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 am

advanced Spanish learning site

Dual Texts
Revista Digital Para Estudiantes de Español Avanzado
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Cuéntame cómo pasó

https://www.espanolavanzado.com/video-y ... -como-paso

https://www.espanolavanzado.com/video-y ... r-capitulo

Para el estudiante de español avanzado, esta serie es una joya, llena de frases hechas, vocabulario práctico y diálogos entretenidos. En cada vídeo nos centraremos en ciertos temas de gramática y uso del lenguaje, los cuales trabajaremos más tarde a través de varios ejercicios para afianzar lo aprendido. ¡Vamos allá!
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