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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.
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Learn Spanish with Stories is the number one podcast for upper beginner to intermediate Spanish learners. The main objective of this podcast is to give students fun and interesting stories from Latin America to help students with Spanish immersion. You can read while you listen if you head over to podcast.lingomastery.com to find the transcript.
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Learn Spanish free with music-based Spanish lessons and conversations. The best way to learn Spanish and become fluent is through immersion in the culture. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with real-life conversations in Latin American Spanish without boring grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learner, you'll learn Spanish quickly listening to this podcast. Learning Spanish for adults can be fun, so let us help you go from Spanish beginner ...
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If you're trying to think your way into learning Spanish, you're doing it wrong. Learn Spanish like you did English: by hearing a huge amount of it. (With at least a vague idea of what it means!) Thousands of Spanish Phrases, along with the English translations, presented directly to your brain: from practical to philosophical to flirting. Just phrases, no filler! Go way beyond the Spanish language basics to not just communicate, but actually become an interesting person in Spanish. As an au ...
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Today Duo’s Film Club is featuring an animated film for the whole family. It’s Coco, a vibrant tale about traditions like el Día de los Muertos, mariachi music, and the importance of family. Join our host Martina Castro and guest Mauricio García as we explore this Oscar-winning treasure of Mexican culture. A transcript of this episode is available …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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In this episode, host Tamara Marie dives into the song “Las Caras Lindas” 🎶 by Ismael Rivera, a renowned salsa singer from Puerto Rico. Against the backdrop of Black History Month, we delve into the significance of Afro-Latino culture in Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico. Through dissecting the lyrics of the song and giving you a taste of the…
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While many of them are cute and fluffy, we've come to learn that some animals out there are VERY dangerous. Latin America is one such place which - though not as "everything is out to get you" as Australia, is still home to venomous snakes, ravenous piranhas, skull-breaking jaguars, and more. In this region of great beauty and a fascinating variety…
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It’s impossible to talk about Spanish-language movies and not talk about the one and only Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish director and icon of cinema. So, for today’s session of Duo’s Film Club, we’re going to introduce you to Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, a screwball comedy that takes us inside Almodóvar’s dramatic and colorful universe. …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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Adalia Aborisade is not your typical expat. She left the US in 2016 and moved with her daughter and dog to Honduras. She has since settled in Mexico City, opting to retire to city life instead of white sand beaches. In our conversation, Adalia shares her experiences living abroad while Black, including: ✔️ what happened when she had to interact wit…
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¡Azúcar! - Whenever you hear this cry, you just know some amazingly good Salsa music is about to begin, as Celia Cruz's voice is moments away from hitting your headphones. And what a character she was, with her flashy hairstyles and extravagant clothing style, her wide smile and powerful voice. But what was her story, before all the fame? How did a…
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Today's film has all the makings of a classic Mexican telenovela: forbidden love, revolution, delicious food, and a dash of magical realism. Como agua para chocolate is a treasure of Mexican cinema that pays homage to the country’s rich cuisine and culture. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/49wMU4F.…
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Do you ever get nervous when someone asks you a question in Spanish? Has your mind ever gone completely blank when you're trying to respond, even if you KNOW you know what you want to say? In this episode, you'll hear from Dani Dancing -- a Spanish learner like you who was able to shed her fear of speaking Spanish and get more comfortable having co…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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Hidden in the Andes mountain range for close to 400 years, Peru's Machu Picchu has long been an incredibly famous South American tourist destination. After all, it's wonderful location, beautiful views and the advanced technology with which it was created (how were those rocks even transported up there?!) make it unique not only in Latin America, b…
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Move aside, the Himalayas. The Andes might not have the highest peaks in the world, but it's actually the most extensive mountain range on our planet, encompassing 7,242 kilometers and stretching across SEVEN different nations. It's South America's pride. But what's so special about the Andes, and what type of terrain, flora, and fauna can you expe…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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We asked and you answered! The Duo fanbase has spoken and chosen El laberinto del fauno as the winner of our first movie selection. Join our host, Martina Castro, and movie critic, Ana Laura Pérez Flores, as they delve into this masterpiece of Spanish-language cinema! A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3OgYVCX.…
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Have you ever wondered how a casual text conversation looks in Spanish? Or maybe you've received a text from a Spanish-speaking friend and found yourself puzzled by some abbreviations or slang? ¡No te preocupes! (no worries!) In today's episode, we're uncovering 14 must-know phrases that will make you a natural at texting in Spanish. From casual gr…
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Eva 'Evita' Perón, a woman who caused so much amazement and admiration over the decades that even Madonna, the Queen of Pop, begged to play her in a film. A young woman who, despite growing into the wealth of Argentine politics, actually came from a poor background and knew what it meant to be hungry. The wife of controversial president, Juan Domin…
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Do you love soccer? Argentinians do, that's for sure. Their two top teams - Boca Juniors and River Plate - are actually among the fiercest rivals in world soccer, and have seen some of the most amazing encounters that Latin American football has to offer. In this fantastic DUAL episode, we find Lucas and Paula getting ready to enter this year's Sup…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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In this episode, host Tamara Marie is joined by Language Coaches Kesia Sosa and Jael Torrez. They reflect on the best movies, music, and surprises from the year 2023, and discuss plans and goals for the upcoming year. This episode is in Spanish. For the transcript with English translation, sign up to be a show supporter at https://www.learnspanishc…
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Sometimes, waiting for law enforcement to help is not enough, especially if the local police are involved in the crime you expect them to solve. Such was the belief of a brave mother named Miriam Rodriguez, who in January of 2014, realized that nobody was going to help her get her daughter back after she was kidnapped. This woman, one of the braves…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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Do you struggle to stay consistent with learning Spanish each and every day and every week? Do you have times where you start studying, you make a little bit of progress and then you stop again and again? Or have you ever got a streak going on one of those apps and then you abandon it because one day came around, you completely forgot and then you …
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How much do you know about what goes on in North Korea? Probably not much. Perhaps you think that a lot of what is said is just negative propaganda by anti-communists. But what if I told you that a Venezuelan communist was imprisoned there and got to see how horrible the prisoner treatment was up close? Now, you must be wondering... what was a Vene…
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Being part of a community can help support us in many aspects of life, and this also applies to reaching your goal of Spanish fluency. In this episode, you'll learn the five key benefits of being a member of a language learning community and how joining of a group of committed language learners can skyrocket your progress to Spanish fluency Listen …
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Have you ever heard of the Mapuche people, or the historical country of “Wallmapu”? Probably not, and there’s a reason for that: the Mapuche people have been conquered, colonized, and excluded for centuries, since the Spanish arrived in South America... to the present day when modern governments continue to ostracize and bar them from possessing th…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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A Bolivian biologist studies a lone frog named Romeo, who's in danger of extinction — until she makes him a dating profile and starts an international fundraising campaign to find his Juliet and save the species. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com/episode-145-una-rana-llamada-romeo-a-frog-named-romeo-revisited…
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What type of language learner are you? The type of language learner you are will influence how quickly you reach Spanish fluency. I will help you improve your Spanish and accelerate your path to fluency by helping you identify your language learning type. Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖 Then this …
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While capitalism has undoubtedly brought us some of our most impressive advancements as a species, it has also done some pretty terrible stuff to people across the world. Latin America is not an exception. In the early 20th century, as corporations in the United States began looking outward and started entering poorer countries (under the guise of …
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In this episode, we'll review the song El Jefe by Colombian artist Shakira in collaboration with Mexican group Fuerza Regida. Through the lyrics you'll learn Spanish phrases you can use in conversation to express things you want to do (and not do), frustrations, and your daily routine. I'll also share a Spanish translation hack that will add 50+ wo…
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When you watch a pirate movie, have you ever asked yourself where most of them are based? Heck, isn't the most famous movie pirate saga based in, precisely, Latin America (the Caribbean)? And I bet you didn't know that most of those characters, events, and legends are based (loosely) on real stories and treasures - yes, it's not an exaggeration whe…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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A Bolivian scientist sets out to study a species of bears critically endangered by drought and loss of habitat. Along the way, she shows the local community how helping the bears can protect their livelihood and the forest against climate change. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3NeCca4.…
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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. Do you struggle to understand native Spanish speakers because they talk TOO fast? 😖 Then this masterclass is…
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Did you grow up loving dinosaurs like me? Maybe, maybe not, but you have to admit that it's sad how they disappeared. One day they were out there doing their thing, and then BOOM! A giant asteroid fell from the sky and ended them all. But where did that asteroid land? To be honest, there are mixed studies, but it is widely believed that the Yucatan…
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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Ever since he was a kid, Rafa Millan-Garcia got through tough times by getting on his bike and pedaling alone for miles. But after one very long bike ride took him 1,700 miles from his home in Mexico City to Colorado, this nomad found a community that he never wanted to leave. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3N8eOef.…
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Do you want to become conversationally fluent, but you still hesitate when you're asked basic questions in Spanish? In this episode, I'll share 5 questions you absolutely must know how to answer in Spanish. Listen to this episode before you have your next conversation with a Spanish-speaking friend! Do you struggle to understand native Spanish spea…
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It may be surprising if you didn't already know this, but back in the late 1980s, a son of first-generation Japanese immigrants rose enough in political power and popularity to become president of a South American nation. We're talking of the ex-president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, who was elected in a time of great economic and social struggle in …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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This episode exposes you to phrases, repeated in English and Spanish, to improve your Spanish vocabulary and help you to express yourself in Spanish. These episodes are meant to accompany and accelerate your existing Spanish language studies, whether you're using an app like DuoLingo, or you're enrolled in a more formal Spanish class. The more you …
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