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

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:46 pm

Kraut wrote:Very interesting talk about the language learning experiences of two South-Americans

El Jardín de Martín

BOLIVIANO aprende 8 idiomas con el método TARZÁN - Latino Sueco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE7mNM_klFg
This was doubly interesting to me because I could understand both of them and the Latino Sueco has a very interesting background. Thanks.
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:47 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8pYhjEq39o

The Power of Babel
multilingualism
La Riqueza Del Lenguaje La Fuerza De Babel
Anna Solé Mena, que vive y trabaja en Bruselas, muestra cómo el multilingüismo es una de las señas de identidad de la ciudad. Ella se pregunta si se puede educar a un hijo en cinco lenguas a la vez. A partir de su experiencia personal explora las ventajas de la diversidad lingüística. Hablar diversas lenguas favorece la agilidad mental, es gimnasia para el cerebro. Pero aparte de las ventajas cognitivas, el multilingüismo también es un estímulo para los negocios. También comprueba que la relación entre lengua y política es el principal obstáculo para el multilingüismo
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:43 am

Deepl now has a text-to-speech function for the original text and its translation

overall it offers now;

- a translation from L2 to L1
- with a click it offers alternative translations for L1
- text to speech for L1 and L2 (this seems to be botched in the Firefox browser, but works fine in the Edge browser)
- a dictionary function for both L2 and L1: the major meanings appearing at the bottom
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:19 pm

It's much like "Learning Languages with YouTube, Netflix etc" which doesn't work in Firefox (yet)

Easysubs

Improve your language skills by watching TV shows and movies.

Features:
- Support multiple video services: Netflix, YouTube (videos and originals), KinoPub (kino.pub), English With Fun (https://english-with-fun.com)
- Word and full subtitle translation. Just hover over the word you want to translate it or click on subtitles for translation all text.
- Export words to learning services. Support: LinguaLeo (lingualeo.com) and Puzzle English (https://puzzle-english.com/)
- Rewind to previous and next subtitle. Press to arrow button on keyboard for rewind by subtitles.
- Subtitles progress bar. At the bottom of the player, there is a subtitles progress bar to simplify navigation between subtitles. Click on the progress bar to rewind the video to the desired point.
- Subtitles settings. The extension allows you to adjust the size of the subtitles and their delay.
- Change subtitles position. You can drag subtitles to any part of the screen.
- Custom subtitles. You can upload your custom subtitles if they are not on the video service, supported SRT and VTT formats.
- Show all available audio tracks and subtitles on Netflix regardless of region.
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:03 pm

Una clase de ELE en línea con "Hablamos" (Alicia López)

online class face de face

Nos colamos en una clase de Alicia López, que nos abre la puerta y nos muestra cómo usa "Hablamos" en sus clases en línea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-IAVqr ... =emb_title

https://blog.edinumen.es/index.php/2017 ... cia-lopez/
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:21 pm

Lingster Academy online courses for learners of German with tons of man-made subtitles

This looks extremely useful to me: you can convert the SRT files into texts and align them bidirectionally.
Then add some good Spanish TTS voices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N-3juXG604

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6HoZJq4aSM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_Aox8EFGQ
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:40 pm

El Jardín de Martín

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqPQGNmVLV0&t=909s

Cuánto TIEMPO tardé en aprender Alemán desde CERO?

How long it took me to learn German from scratch.
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Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)

Postby Kraut » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:02 pm

About the use of "vale" in Spanish


https://www.delcastellano.com/verbo-val ... 2021-02-22


El verbo que vale para todo

Cuando un extranjero viene a la península ⁠—⁠desconozco la situación en otras zonas hispanohablantes⁠—⁠, se asombra de la cantidad de veces que oye una palabra: «vale».

Los propios españoles no son conscientes de ello, pero basta con tratar ⁠—⁠en español, claro⁠—⁠ con algún extranjero que lleve al menos un par de días por aquí. A la primera ocasión que uno diga «vale», es muy posible que el extranjero repita la interjección no sin una sonrisa en la boca.
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