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Okay,so, I'm moving in with just Spanish housemates next year, so I figured it would probably be kinda mean to expect them to speak English all the time if they want me to understand them - so, I figured I'd try and learn at least a bit of Spanish so that we can all communicate with each other in their 1st language, seeing as, y'know I will be in the minority having English as a first language lol.

Only problem is, I'm ridiculously lazy, and generally quite bad at languages. Figured if I had a concrete place that people might see to post what I did in my language-learning journey, that it'd give me that extra kick up the arse to actually do shit.

I'd be happy to have anyone else trying to learn a language along for the road - who knows - maybe we can get a few of us all keeping tabs on each other to make sure we're making good progress in our language learning goals! :)

Anyway - here goes, what I did today towards starting to learn Spanish -
-Made a Duolingo account and spent 20 minutes on there
-Emailed the language centre at my university for advice on learning a language and what resources are available
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Past few days-
- Have been smashing them duolingo leader boards for the past few days because competitive
- Found a series of introductary videos on youtube and have been listening to them to and from the various places I go in the day (mostly the library, being the fucking nerd I am)

Goals -
- Register with the language resource centre at uni on Tuesday (on a boat monday)
- Find a time to watch some of the kickass spanish language content on Netflix when I'm not too tired to read subtitles
- Improve enough over the next couple of weeks to the point where asking my Spanish housemate to help me practice isn't too humiliating
- Keep up my duolingo streak for the rest of the week

Funny Duolingo Phrase of the Day - 'Mi Carro es Perfecto', 'My car is perfect'
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Yo! I'd also recommend checking out Spanish-learning discord servers-I'm in one that's pretty active, and people there are all super helpful! It's a mix of native English and Spanish speakers

discord.gg/jJstCkM << the one I am in

Also, not sure how much it helps, but Spanish songs/movies are also p cool. I really liked TambiƩn la Lluvia/Even the Rain + El Lauberinto del Fauno/Pan's Labyrinth
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That sounds awesome, thanks for the suggestion! I'll be sure to check it out! :D
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