1. Try watching Spanish films and television
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5 ways to practice Spanish at home
Monday, February 29, 2016 11:03
Best Apps to Learn Spanish
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:26
Duolingo is probably the most popular app for learning foreign languages. This app works by going through levels and categories by theme. While completing these units, you will have to do voice recordings, Spanish to English translations, English to Spanish translations, multiple choice questions, match words to certain photos, and rearrange words to form a correct sentence. This app is designed for you to do about 20 minutes a day with the goal of finishing all of the lessons in about 3-4 months. There are also a lot of cool features in this app, like setting reminders to get your 20 minutes in, or just going over words that cause you more trouble. All in all, Duolingo is a good starting point and a fun way to practice Spanish!
Rather than teaching through lessons, FluentU provides media to help learn Spanish. With modern music videos, movie trailers, news, and talks, one can learn Spanish through pop culture. It works by providing interactive captions to each video, which means you can click on any word in the captions and find pictures, definitions, and even example sentences. Not only does it just use these captioned videos, it also turns these videos into language learning lessons and games. What you have watched can then become questions to help you learn grammar and conversational phrases. Keeping track of the words youâ€™ve learned, FluentU suggests videos based on your progress. This is a great and fun way to learn conversational Spanish at any level!
Rather than teaching formal grammar, this app focuses on memorizing vocabulary in Spanish. It is unique in the methods of memorization, and if you struggle to remember your vocab, this app isÂ for you. There are different categories for learning Spanish, like â€śSpanish by Frequencyâ€ťor even Spanish words by region. This app works by using hilarious sentences or photos to help you learn words. If the repetition of just looking at words on paper isnâ€™t your thing, then try out this app! *they have also recently developed an app Cat Spanish that uses these same methods, but solely with pictures of cats.
This is just a Spanish to English dictionary, but it comes in handy whenever youâ€™re out and about and donâ€™t know a word. Itâ€™s great for being abroad because it works offline! So, youâ€™re at a restaurant and donâ€™t recognize a food item? Easy, you can look it up! It also has word games, common phrases, word of the day, and verb conjugations. This is one of the most useful apps to have while abroad!
Best Food Blogs and Apps for Buenos Aires
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:33
With parillas, cafes, panaderias, empanadas, and pizza lining up every corner, it can be hard to decide where to eat, or to even know which restaurants to try first. Luckily, our fellow foodies of the world have taken on the task of finding the best restaurants for us!
Pretty much the Buenos Aires restaurant bible. The writer of this blog writes funny and entertaining articles, but most importantly her taste in foodÂ is on point and her blog is extremely organized. If youâ€™re looking for a restaurant, all you have to do is go to her restaurant guide and put in filters for what you want, which include the rating, the barrio, and the type of cuisine. She ranks everything from closed door restaurants to speakeasy bars to heladerias. Since you may not have the time to visit every restaurant in Buenos Aires, itâ€™s great to have a blog that weeds out the bad meals from your life.
One great app to have, in Buenos Aires or elsewhere, is FoodSpotting. This is the ultimate tinder of food, except with a much higher chance of falling in love. FoodSpotting locates your current location and then you can swipe through mouthwatering pictures of food that people post near you. If a restaurant looks particularly appetizing, you can save it and go there later. There are also filters for best dishes, nearest restaurants, places that need reservations, places that deliver, and so much more. So download it and get swiping!
This is an app specifically for restaurants in Buenos Aires, so you canâ€™t go wrong. The only downfall is the small appstore fee of 99 cents, but thatâ€™s a small price to pay to never eat badly again. There are restaurant rankings and reviews from all over the city. It also has a GPS that allows you to search for restaurants nearby, and you can filter by barrio and cuisine. The app is only available in Spanish, so you can also practice your Spanish skills at the same time!
Another food blog, this is great for reading some wittyÂ articles and looking at wonderfully photographed good. This bloggerÂ has all the important categories covered, like brunch, â€ścheap and yummy,â€ť and of course, asian food. While her foreign food reviews make the blog unique, there are also plenty of classic Argentine restaurants listed that are worth a try!
Top 5 Buenos Aires Apps
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:16
Travelling abroad is easier these days: you can have all the information you need on your phone, and take it with you wherever you may go. In order to experience the best of Buenos Aires, here are some useful apps to download before your visit:
- BA CĂłmo Llego:Â Used by both porteĂ±os and tourists, itÂ´s the best way to know how to get from one place to another by public transport (subway, bus and train), by car or by foot and to calculate how much time it will take. ItÂ´s free and available for Android, Iphone or Windows Phones. Most touristic hot spots are already on the app, so it doesnÂ´t matter if you donÂ´t know the exact addresses.
- BA Subte:Â While staying in Buenos Aires you will need to use the subway regularly. With this app you can check the subway map, useful info about them and if there is any delays. ItÂ´s available for free for Android, Iphone and Blackberry.
- BA EcoBici:Â Buenos Aires is a bike-friendly city, so itÂ´s a good idea to rent a bike and enjoy the city by bike. With this app you can check the cycle lanes near you to plan your route and also all the bike rental places if you need to rent or repair your bike. The app is free and available for Android, Iphone and Blackberry.
- GuiaOleo:Â ItÂ´s the most complete guide of restaurants and bars in the city, reviewed by the users. Before you choose where to go for dinner, you can check what everyone is saying about it on GuiaOleo. ItÂ´s free and available for Android, Iphone and Blackberry.
- Trenes en Vivo:Â If youÂ´re planning a trip to Greater Buenos Aires, taking the train is always a good choice. With this app you can check the timetable for the trains and see when itÂ´s arriving to the station, it is updated with delays. This app is free and itÂ´s available for Android, Iphone, Blackberry and Symbian.