Cómo se dice ‘Netflix & Chill’ en español?
- July 17, 2018
- Posted by: Student Advisor
- Category: Culture
Learning Spanish? Needing a break from the books? Netflix comes to the rescue with tons of great series and films in Spanish…
Hands down the best way to cement the grammar and vocabulary you studied in class is through immersion and removing English or whatever your native tongue is from your thoughts. But I guess we can’t always find the time or money to whisk ourselves off to a Spanish speaking city so the next best thing is watching films in Spanish. Which of course can be done from the comfort of your own home. For me being a learner of Argentinean castellano I enjoy watching Spanish series on Netflix to hear the differences in accents and vocabulary. These different tones and dialects being one of the reasons why Spanish is such an interesting and global language to learn.
There are three progressive stages to watching something in a Spanish: First watching in Spanish with English subtitles, then onto Spanish subtitles, to then enter full boss mode watching in Spanish with no subtitles. It’s an easy indicator too to prove to yourself that you are indeed improving.
Here are a few of my favourites:
- Casa de Papel – captivating bank heist series
- Gloria – movie featuring the Mexican Madonna
- Mala mala – beautifully shot documentary following the often persecuted transgender community in Puerto Rico.
- Biutiful – Javier Bardem…. Need I say more?
- Evita – musical on the most beloved (and hated) heroine in Argentina
- Narcos – is mostly in English but blends well with Colombian Spanish. Controversial regarding the sad history but entertaining to watch.
- Las Chicas del Cable – an easy-to-watch 1920s period drama following strong female leads and their fight for independence through work.
Or of course watch some of your favourite movies dubbed or subtitled with Spanish!
Ready…steady…Start the Popcorn!