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Re: Spanish Group

Postby NoManches » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:59 am

Just found this posted by @tastyonions from August of 2015.

This is the thread, it has a whopping 3 replies:

https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... s+tv#p4101

When I opened the link in the thread I was absolutely astounded by how many, high quality, Mexican podcasts are available. If you click the side bar you can go to the programs section and see many different categories. Each category contains tons of shows. Each show has dozens or hundreds of free, downloadable podcasts available.

I just had to share this thread because the link is such an incredible resource and now that we have more members on the site it would benefit so many people.

This is the link:


http://www.e-radio.edu.mx
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby Jaleel10 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:58 am

Any good books for young adults that you guys can recommend me? Kinda reaching the end of my manga and need something to read on the morning bus rides. I don't feel I am ready for a proper novel but young-adult fiction should be manageable I hope feel.

I have seen Allison mention La ciudad de las bestias before but any other recommendations would be welcome. Most websites recommend books by English speaking authors (translated to Spanish of course) so if you know of any good ones, please send them my way as well. I am not picky when it comes to books (mainly because I am not an experienced reader) but I like the following genres: mystery, suspense, horror, sci-fi, humor, fantasy, and adventure.
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby garyb » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:10 am

Jaleel10 wrote:Any good books for young adults that you guys can recommend me? Kinda reaching the end of my manga and need something to read on the morning bus rides. I don't feel I am ready for a proper novel but young-adult fiction should be manageable I hope feel.

I have seen Allison mention La ciudad de las bestias before but any other recommendations would be welcome. Most websites recommend books by English speaking authors (translated to Spanish of course) so if you know of any good ones, please send them my way as well. I am not picky when it comes to books (mainly because I am not an experienced reader) but I like the following genres: mystery, suspense, horror, sci-fi, humor, fantasy, and adventure.


I've been reading Laura Gallego García, a Spanish young-adult fantasy author. I'm not sure if I'd go as far as calling it "good", but I'm quite enjoying "Memorias de Idhún" for what it is. It's comparable to a Harry Potter translation in difficulty: simple Spanish overall but a reasonable amount of vocabulary for actions, magic etc. that might not be familiar. I don't know anything else I'm afraid. Mystery and humour recommendations would be nice!
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby Jaleel10 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:38 am

garyb wrote:I've been reading Laura Gallego García, a Spanish young-adult fantasy author. I'm not sure if I'd go as far as calling it "good", but I'm quite enjoying "Memorias de Idhún" for what it is. It's comparable to a Harry Potter translation in difficulty: simple Spanish overall but a reasonable amount of vocabulary for actions, magic etc. that might not be familiar. I don't know anything else I'm afraid. Mystery and humour recommendations would be nice!


Thanks, gary. Oh nice, it's a trilogy as well. This is awesome! It seems the books are/were quite popular too.
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby Jaleel10 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:46 pm

garyb wrote:Mystery and humour recommendations would be nice!


So guess who just wasted his entire lunch hour going through book recommendations? Yep, this guy!

Some highly rated novelas juveniles de misterio by Spanish speaking authors:

Conexo - Carlos Garcia Miranda
El Palacio de la medianoche - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
El Príncipe de la Niebla - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (I just bought it :? )
El Silencio de Lucía - Raúl Garbantes
La Guerra de los Mil Años - Jorge Redondo
Al otro lado - Enrique Gómez Medina y Miguel Ángel Movilla Lobo

highly rated novelas juveniles de humor:

¿¿Qué hace un alien como tú en un planeta como éste? - David Díez Sánchez
Báculo y espada (y otras bobadas) - Cristina Acevedo
Nina. Diario de una adolescente - Agustina Guerrero
Abuelos y nietos contra los extraterrestres - Javi Navas

I also eventually came across this link: Tienda Kindle : eBooks Kindle : Juvenil.
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby NoManches » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:50 pm

I'm hoping to start a good list of Spanish podcasts. This is the link, I posted it in the Language Programs and Resources sub-forum. I'm afraid not many people will see it because it is in a section of the forum that doesn't get a ton of traffic, which is why I posted it here:


https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =19&t=8984
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby Kraut » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:52 pm

Karo Martinez was giving a talk on learning Spanish today - of course she was plugging for her course. You can pick up some good Spanish on discussing language and methods.

https://el2.convertkit-mail.com/c/8kuo7 ... Fzcy1waGU=
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby Jaleel10 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:16 am

Kraut wrote:Karo Martinez was giving a talk on learning Spanish today - of course she was plugging for her course. You can pick up some good Spanish on discussing language and methods.

https://el2.convertkit-mail.com/c/8kuo7 ... Fzcy1waGU=


I can highly recommend her podcast too and it comes with transcripts. http://www.espanolautomatico.com/
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby garyb » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:51 pm

Jaleel10 wrote:I can highly recommend her podcast too and it comes with transcripts. http://www.espanolautomatico.com/


I listened to Español Automatico for a good few months, but eventually got sick of it because too many of the episodes were just becoming sales pitches for their courses, full of marketing BS and promises of miracles. Which is sad because it's a very professionally-produced podcast, and the "normal" episodes discussed some very interesting topics and were of a perfect length for multiple listens. Sure, they need to make their money somehow, but other similar series (like Français Authentique and Italiano Automatico, the ones that obviously inspired it) find a better balance and are more honest about what they're selling.
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Re: Spanish Group

Postby Jaleel10 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:59 pm

garyb wrote:I listened to Español Automatico for a good few months, but eventually got sick of it because too many of the episodes were just becoming sales pitches for their courses, full of marketing BS and promises of miracles. Which is sad because it's a very professionally-produced podcast, and the "normal" episodes discussed some very interesting topics and were of a perfect length for multiple listens. Sure, they need to make their money somehow, but other similar series (like Français Authentique and Italiano Automatico, the ones that obviously inspired it) find a better balance and are more honest about what they're selling.


Oh definitely. I have noticed that as well. I usually rotate between 5 podcasts so it's never that much of an issue for me but I can definitely see someone being, as the Spaniards would say, hasta la p****.
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