Spanish subtitles: Alchemy

Again a new post in the series dedicated to Spanish videos with Spanish subtitles (in my opinion, one of the best ways to “train the ear”). This time, I present to you a new video from the Spanish TV program Cuarto Milenio (many thanks for pointing out your preferences in this respect in you comments!).

The topic of this video is the ancient philosophical, proto-scientific practice known as “alchemy” (in Spanish: alquimia). What is alchemy? What is its relationship with modern chemistry? What were the alchemists looking for? Continue reading

310 Spanish food words

Spanish plate of mojama

Mojama (Spanish salt-cured tuna)

You traveled to Spain for the holidays. You are at a Spanish Restaurant, trying to remember what is the Spanish word for “salt-cured ham”, but you can hardly remember even how to say “fork”. Too bad, Spanish cuisine is world renowned and you end up ordering “meat and potatoes” :-(

Never again! Here you have all the Spanish food vocabulary your stomach will ever need, dished out in digestible chunks! Continue reading

Spanish subtitles: Did a meteorite kill the dinosaurs?

Spanish Learning Hacks comes back to life with yet another Spanish subtitled video. This time I have chosen an interesting one: Scientists have found new evidence that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a meteorite impact. But I won’t give more clues: listen and discover yourself! Continue reading

What’s The Best Spanish Dictionary Online? (Updated, 2012)

Looking for a good free Spanish-English dictionary online? Well, I have done the search for you, and I am glad to say that there are some really good free Spanish dictionaries out there. But I didn’t only want to write a list of links, I also wanted to answer a simple question: What is the best free Spanish dictionary online? Continue reading

Funny Spanish Subtitled Video: Bush’s “Message” to Castro

Well, it seems that Spanish subtitled videos are very welcome (thanks for your comments!), so I think I should make them more frequently.

So, here you are a new one. Short but funny. It is a gag from the Andreu Buenafuente’s Spanish TV show. Here I propose you an exercise: First, turn off the sound and try to read aloud the subtitles. Then turn it on and check if your pronunciation is correct. You may want to bear in mind that Buenafuente has Spaniard accent (more precisely, Catalan accent). Continue reading

Spanish video with subtitles: Spanish TV journalist

Ok, now you know all the Spanish pronunciation rules, and you have learned quite a lot of Spanish grammar, and have also a rather rich vocabulary. But what happens when a native talks to you? Do you understand him/her perfectly?

Well, this is the first in a series of articles in which I will publish Spanish videos with subtitles in Spanish. This will help you to develop, or consolidate, your ability to understand the spoken language. You could first make an attempt to understand it without reading the subtitles (perhaps hiding them by resizing the browser window). Continue reading