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True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
 
If you have a passion for the Spanish language, Latin music, and travel, then this podcast is for you. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with weekly conversations and fun, music-based Spanish lessons. If you want to be fluent in Spanish, the best way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in the culture. Learn Spanish fast that you can use in real world Spanish conversations and close your Spanish grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learne ...
 
Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three! The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us. We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love. 🥰 Support The Fluent Show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fluentshow)
 
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It's the version of the heist you haven't yet heard: the day of the robbery, from the thieves' point of view. Hear the play-by-play of what really happened inside the Río Bank on January 13, 2006. With everything planned down to the smallest detail, what could go wrong? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.…
 
This week, we're celebrating our 100th episode! Our listeners share their favorite moments from the show, and we break down the lyrics to the song Bachata en Fukuoka by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra with a very special guest. Learn about the passive voice in Spanish plus a few Japanese phrases from this multilingual song. Show Notes: https://ww…
 
Can you imagine creating a podcast in your mother tongue...AND in a foreign language? Even though I am a German speaker, I podcast in English. And I never really think about it! But I was curious about people who podcast in other languages, and so I reached out to a few awesome people to find out: What's it like to podcast, but not in English? My g…
 
Interview with Errol de Jesus, a trilingual copywriter, author, and translator who speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese. Errol is the founder of Morenita Mommy, a blog where she shares her experiences as a Black mother raising a multicultural family. She's also the author of the new book Melanintro to Languages, a guide to multilingual parenting, …
 
Learn about words that are both masculine AND feminine in Spanish with the salsa song La cura by Frankie Ruiz. You'll also learn an easy hack for how to form adverbs--words that describe actions. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/98 Links Sign up to be a show supporter at learnspanishconsalsa.com/support and get transcripts and exclu…
 
Learn how to use the future tense in Spanish with the salsa song Llorarás by Oscar D'Leon. We'll also review some common phrases in the future tense from the song lyrics, and an opportunity for how you can take your Spanish learning further. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/97 Links Click here to register for Learn Spanish with Musi…
 
The police have finally put together how the robbers vanished with the loot. Yet despite several leads, agents are struggling to arrest any suspects. While the police try to keep their investigation secret, the reporters will learn that the thieves left behind a mysterious clue. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.…
 
This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Kai Ceasire from the YouTube Channel Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find anything and everything you want to know about moving to Spain. We talk about how the lifestyle and Spanish spoken in the Canary islands differs from mainland Spain, including access to Wi-Fi and nightlife. Kai a…
 
In January 2006, a group of thieves entered a bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what appeared to be just a regular theft. But soon, it became clear that this would be unlike any crime Argentina had ever seen. In part one of our first ever serialized story about one of the most shocking robberies in Latin America, you'll hear from several people w…
 
Do you dream about leaving everything behind and moving to a Spanish-speaking country? If you're thinking about taking the leap, then you'll want to hear Kai Cesaire's story. Kai runs a YouTube channel called Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find out anything you need to know about moving to and living in Spain from the experience of an Afric…
 
We've done it! Welcome to episode 200 of the Fluent Show podcast with plenty of quizzing and jingles! This episode was broadcast live on 16 October 2020 with awesome participation from our live chatroom and bonus quiz questions from Sarah L, and Megan, the host of Oh No! Lit Class. Please review us or support us on Patreon and get bonus episodes an…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
This is a special episode: The last one before we go live for episode 200. Join Lindsay and me live on 16 October 2020 at 7pm BST for a fun live episode - use www.fluent.show/200 to register and catch our video when we go live. (We have postponing the live stream -- there was just too much on!!! 🚙 📔 🏘 👩🏻‍🏫) Learning a Language While Working From Ho…
 
Learn Puerto Rican Spanish from the lyrics of an amazing salsa song by Héctor Lavoe. Spanish Con Salsa team member Nahomy Irizarry joins us to break down the meaning of the lyrics to Mi gente. She also gives us the meaning of the uniquely Puerto Rican Spanish words used in the song. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/92 Book a Lesson …
 
We're exploring the hottest of hot potatoes in this episode by discovering the scandal, the drama, the shock of what happened over on Scots Wikipedia. And once everyone's calmed down, Lindsay's on hand to help discover the many different benefits of having a dabble instead of always getting super serious about learning a language. It's always fun t…
 
My crazy travel story continues as I end up being rerouted to Argentina on my way to Brazil. After being deported by federal police, I find myself in a city I'd never planned to visit with nowhere to say. Find out how my own blog and a chance encounter with a security guard and helped me survive my unexpected visit to Buenos Aires trying to get a v…
 
This is part 1 of the new series: Historias de viaje (Travel Stories). I’m sharing my real life (crazy) travel stories. In this first installment, I talk about my trip to Rio de Janerio. I wanted to go to Carnival, but I ended up taking an unexpected detour to another country after being detained by federal police in Brazil. Want to know how I avoi…
 
Last week you heard what it's like behind the scenes of organising our online conference. Women in Language. But what is it like to prepare for speaking at this event? Let's hear from the Women in Language speakers! Introducing Women in Language Women in Language is a 4-day online event filled with talks presentations from 30+ female language exper…
 
In this episode, you'll learn new vocabulary from the salsa song Cali Pachanguero by Alberto Barros. We'll explore a few uses of the subjunctive, and different ways to use the word "que" in Spanish. You can find the full lyrics to the song, plus translation and quizzes, at https://yabla.com/salsa (Sign up with this link to claim your 15-Day Free Tr…
 
The greatest thing about running a conference online? We can organise it between 3 people who live far apart from each other! Make no mistake, there's a lot of work and care in Women in Language. But when it all comes together, this is one fantastic event. Behind the Scenes at Women in Language In this episode, Shannon and I share how we use each o…
 
Aprender cómo se usa el subjuntivo en español para expresar deseos. Vamos a ver ejemplos de la canción "Ojalá que llueva café" por Juan Luis Guerra. Escucha Ojalá que llueva café Show Notes: Ve a learnspanishconsalsa.com/13 para los apuntes de este episodio y la transcripción. *** Get Your 15-Day Free Trial of Yabla at https://yabla.com/salsa *** T…
 
It's time for a listener question, this time from super-busy mum Jo-Anne, who needed new inspiration for speaking practice in another language. In the episode you'll learn about Taking a drop-in class Joining a Speak Easy session Chatting to your digital voice assistant Setting up a practice group with buddies Practicing through self-talk Check out…
 
You probably learned there are 5 question words: who (quién), what (qué), where (dónde), when (cuándo), and why (por qué). But did you know that there are actually 2 ways to ask the question WHY in Spanish? In this episode, we'll explore when to use ¿para qué? vs. ¿por qué? with the classic salsa song Periódico de Ayer by Héctor Lavoe. You'll also …
 
How does being multilingual affect your identity? Do you feel that through these language journeys you've taken, your identity and world views have changed? When recording this week's episode, Lindsay and I dug deep and discussed our perspectives about being multilingual people. It was a surprising discussion! Click or tap here to let us know what …
 
Learn how to use reflexive verbs to describe your daily routine in Spanish with the lyrics to the song No Hago Más Na by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Want to join the Spanish Con Salsa Fluency Club! Click here to sign up for the waiting list > https://www.spanishconsalsa.com/join Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/86 > LEAVE US A RAT…
 
You've come a long way from being a beginner in your target language, so you know that you can make great progress. But the better you get, the harder it seems to improve even more. How can you reach the next level? In this episode of the Fluent Show, I'm sharing a few tips to help you feel GREAT about your language skills no matter where you're at…
 
Irma Silva was born on a ranch, married young, and raised a large family — the traditional life of a rural Mexican woman. At 80 she thought that was it for her…until her grandson made an offer she couldn't refuse, and invited her to be the lead singer of his band. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.…
 
Do you freeze up when talking to a native Spanish speaker? Is it hard to find someone to speak to in Spanish where you live? If you're struggling to reach conversational fluency in Spanish, or feel nervous about talking to native speakers, this episode is for you. Ryan shares his story about how he went from not knowing what to say during his first…
 
When was the last time you sang a song in your target language? What about dancing in it? In today's interview, you'll learn what it means to connect to a language through music, and how the culture-first approach helped my guest Tamara Marie from Spanish con Salsa discover new connections, experiences and even insights into her own ancestry. The o…
 
There are two places Teresa Valcarce calls home: Spain and the United States. But after discovering that one of her countries never fulfilled a centuries-old promise to the other, Teresa sets out on a mission to track down a missing portrait, and restore it to its rightful home. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.…
 
Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/84 This week, we'll be answering another listener question: what's the best way to spend my Spanish study time? Whether you have 10 hours a week or just 15 minutes a day, it's important to know the best way to use your Spanish study time effectively. Listen to find out the ideal study schedule for yo…
 
Have you ever broken a streak or lost track? Powered by lots of fun real life examples, this episode will help you learn how to stay consistent in language learning. Put this on your schedule and structure your time. Be super specific Trust your gut and choose what you enjoy and what challenges you If you lose your streak, reconnect to your origina…
 
>> Subscribe to the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast We're excited to feature the premiere episode of the Dominican Spanish 101 podcast. Tamara and Kesia will share common greetings you'll hear in the Dominican Republic (*hint* it's not ¿Cómo está usted?). You'll also learn a few phrases you can use to respond so you'll sound more natural speaking Spa…
 
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