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Old 03-31-2020, 06:31 PM   #1
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I need to learn Spanish. Wife wants to also.

Had some in high school (long ago) but shy of moving to California or Miami to learn, does anyone have any experience with an online instruction.

I’ve looked at Rosetta Stone and Babbel but not really sure which one is a good way to go.

I’m open to suggestions.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:35 PM   #2
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Check out Paul Nobles books on learning languages, especially Spanish.

I took Spanish all through middle and high school, but still enjoy grabbing language books. I have his Audible versions and they are really really good. He goes about teaching you in a different way than a school textbook and for me it really broadened my vocabulary.
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Also, the App Duolingo is pretty good.
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Also, the App Duolingo is pretty good.
@splatz mentioned that to me ... I'm working on refreshing my french. Very good site !
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Also, the App Duolingo is pretty good.

Never heard of it. I’ll look into it also. Thanks.
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Check out Paul Nobles books on learning languages, especially Spanish.

I took Spanish all through middle and high school, but still enjoy grabbing language books. I have his Audible versions and they are really really good. He goes about teaching you in a different way than a school textbook and for me it really broadened my vocabulary.

The only problem is I’m not too much of a book guy. About the only book I read is the Bible.
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The only problem is I’m not too much of a book guy. About the only book I read is the Bible.
Audio my friend.... You have to be able to listen to it. Download Audible and you can then buy the audio version.
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Audio my friend.... You have to be able to listen to it. Download Audible and you can then buy the audio version.

So is duolingo an audio also?
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I used www.studyspanish.com as a study tool when I was learning. It was really good and the basics are free.
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I learned Spanish so I could pick up hot Mexican and Colombian chicks. Maybe that's something you could try?
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I learned Spanish so I could pick up hot Mexican and Colombian chicks. Maybe that's something you could try?

I’ll ask the wife
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Rosetta Stone works ! My son and I used it to learn Portuguese for my ex wife
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Every time I think my comprehension of french has improved someone will tell me a dirty joke and I don't get the punch line. Back to square one.
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I’ll ask the wife
Nah. It's best to surprise her.
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I took 3 years of it in high school and can say a handful of basic sentences (Yo soy una electricista muy guapo ) and can read about 30% of a Spanish sentence. If I brushed back up on it, I'm confident it would all start coming back again.

The good thing about Spanish is that it's ranked in the top 5 easiest languages to learn for an English speaker.
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Nah. It's best to surprise her.

Even the wife liked that response.
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I took 3 years of it in high school and can say a handful of basic sentences (Yo soy una electricista muy guapo ) and can read about 30% of a Spanish sentence. If I brushed back up on it, I'm confident it would all start coming back again.

The good thing about Spanish is that it's ranked in the top 5 easiest languages to learn for an English speaker.

I’m so far behind.
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I took several years of French and I’d like to get back to it, have more of interest now. Especially would like to be able to understand and speak Canadian French because I’ve worked with quite a few of them over the years.
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I’m so far behind.
It takes time and effort for sure. The good part is you won't have any trouble will full immersion learning Spanish here in the USA anymore.
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French is one language I wouldn't spend more than 3 nanoseconds trying to learn.
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