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Best Podcasts in Spanish

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Best Podcasts in Spanish

Finding and listening to the best Podcasts in Spanish is a great way to take your Spanish learning to the next level. Studying Spanish certainly helps you learn the language, but listening to Spanish is—and will always be—the crucial element in making it part of your life. What’s great about listening is that it can be a passive activity. You’ll be amazed at how it helps advance your pronunciation and ability to separate words, as well as understand those that are spoken quickly.

Here are 5 podcasts you should check out:

  • Spanish Obsessed. This podcast offers casual and fun conversations between married duo Rob and Liz.
  • La Parroquia. If you’re looking to add some Spanish humor to your lessons, this is a must listen.
  • Coffee Break Spanish. This podcast is an award-winning language tool for Spanish language students. It’s led by a Spanish teacher and a Spanish student.
  • News in Slow Spanish. You can polish your skills on discussing current events.
  • Radio Ambulante. Who doesn’t love This American Life? Radio Ambulatne it like its Spanish counterpart where you get to learn about different lifestyles, perspectives, and experiences.

Listening to podcasts while using Rosetta Stone is a great combination, because you’ll learn to speak the language while hearing it spoken even more often. Podcasts complement our Dynamic Immersion® methodology because it’s meant to prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life. So it’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. It helps you get ready to handle situations with confidence.

Learn Spanish Words and Phrases

For new language learners, there are some basic building blocks that offer a great place to start. These are essential Spanish words and phrases such as who, what, when, where, why, yes, no, please, and more. Mastering these basics can put you on the path to having everyday conversations in Spanish. Here’s a more complete list of the basic words and phrases:

  •  = Yes
  • No = No
  • ¿Quién? = Who?
  • ¿Qué? = What?
  • ¿Por qué? = Why?
  • ¿Dónde? = Where?
  • Hola = Hello
  • Me gusta = I like
  • No me gusta = I don’t like
  • Adiós = Goodbye
  • Por favor = Please
  • Gracias = Thank you
  • Lo siento = Sorry
  • Salud = Bless you

And here’s some good news: if you already speak another major European language, learning Spanish should go smoothly. Because English, just as Italian and French, has deep roots in Latin, and these languages all share thousands of words with contemporary Spanish. These shared words are called cognates and have significant similarities in spelling and/or pronunciation. That’s why you’ll notice that there are many English words and phrases like the word “air” that sound remarkably similar in French (air), Italian (aria), and Spanish (aire).

To fine tune your pronunciation, you’ll need immediate feedback on your efforts. Feedback will guide you in making needed corrections. Rosetta Stone helps you dial in your pronunciation with our TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine. TruAccent compares your voice to native and non-native speakers—in real-time—so you get the feedback you need for the most accurate pronunciation. It’s also adjustable, which allows you to tweak your accent as needed. TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak the Spanish language.

After you have learned to pronounce basic words and short phrases, it’s a natural transition to move to the longer phrases that make up so much of everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s short, 10-minute lessons are built in just this way—first teaching the basics, then tackling the longer phrases. This approach helps you acquire the skills to speak Spanish with confidence.

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Surround yourself with Spanish whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app.

Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation.

The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.

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