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I thought I would kick off with some of my favourite internet sites

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://www.spanishpodcast.net/listado-episodios/ - good clear Spanish and well explained albeit all in Spanish

https://www.brainscape.com/packs

https://www.spanishdict.com/translation - great dictionary and grammar sections

https://www.linguee.com/ - put in a word or sentence and up come many examples of how to use the word or phrase

Please add your own favourites in this thread.
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My new phrase of the week.  "Ni papa" - nothing to do with potatoes.  Example:  No entiendo español, ni papa" - I don't understand Spanish, nothing at all!. / not a dicky bird/ not a word........
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similar one for me, 'para nada' = 'at all'

example:

no nos hablamos para nada = we do not speak at all  Wink
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(22-03-2019, 07:06 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: My new phrase of the week.  "Ni papa" - nothing to do with potatoes.  Example:  No entiendo español, ni papa" - I don't understand Spanish, nothing at all!. /  not a dicky bird/ not a word........

I do not understand Spanish, nor dad

or

I do not understand Spanish, dad neither
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Found a useful reference page today to help with typing Spanish - the accents on letters etc.
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Another way to type Spanish letters and punctuation marks is to use character codes. Each character in your computer has a code made up of the Alt key and a three-digit number, all of which are listed below.

Accented letter - Alt code
á  Alt + 0225
é  Alt + 0233
í  Alt + 0237
ó  Alt + 0243
ú  Alt + 0250
ñ  Alt + 0241
ü  Alt + 0252
¡ Alt + 0161
¿ Alt + 0191


To type the numbers, you must use the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard, not the number keys on the top row.


(Sorry, not sure where all the extra [b]s have come from, when I try to edit they don't show, perhaps Sam can work his magic on them!)

EDIT: extra tags removed. Sam

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(30-03-2019, 12:43 AM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote: ... (Sorry, not sure where all the extra [b]s have come from, when I try to edit they don't show, perhaps Sam can work his magic on them!)
Done.

Just wanted to add, the ALT codes should work on Windows machines, Mac and Linux works a bit different. 

Linux (at least Debian based distros, like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, etc.) uses better approach, IMHO. Simply hold one or two extra keys with the letter you want to type. No need to remember all the numbers. Simples 😜

á — RightAlt + a
Á — RightAlt + Shift + a
é — RightAlt + e
É — RightAlt + e + Shift
í — RightAlt + i
Í — RightAlt + i + Shift
ñ — RightAlt + n
Ñ — RightAlt + n + Shift
ó — RightAlt + o
Ó — RightAlt + o + Shift
ú — RightAlt + u
Ú — RightAlt + u + Shift
ü — RightAlt + y
Ü — RightAlt + y + Shift
¿ — RightAlt + ?
¡ — RightAlt + !
« — RightAlt + [
» — RightAlt + ]


Mac, being Linux based is a bit similar although a bit more complicated:

á — Option + e, a
Á — Option + e, Shift + a
é — Option + e, e
É — Option + e, Shift + e
í — Option + e, i
Í — Option + e, Shift + i
ñ — Option + n, n
Ñ — Option + n, Shift + n
ó — Option + e, o
Ó — Option + e, Shift + o
ú — Option + e, u
Ú — Option + e, Shift + u
ü — Option + u, u
Ü — Option + u, Shift + u
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My Mac does it all for me!  Just have to press firmly on a letter on which I need an accent and a little window comes up with the options.   Tongue
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(30-03-2019, 10:01 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: My Mac does it all for me!  Just have to press firmly on a letter on which I need an accent and a little window comes up with the options.   Tongue

My iPad and iPhone do the same 😃
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(31-03-2019, 01:38 AM)Can the Man Wrote:
(30-03-2019, 10:01 AM)Emmi Smith Wrote: My Mac does it all for me!  Just have to press firmly on a letter on which I need an accent and a little window comes up with the options.   Tongue

My iPad and iPhone do the same 😃

Android devices too. Press and hold.
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Thanks to this thread Mr GSD and me are starting Duolingo today. We have tried various other methods of learning Spanish but never kept it up for one reason or another. Mainly, we think, as we haven't had anyone to practice with. So here goes and fingers crossed, we will stick with it this time. Thumbs Up No doubt I'll be back for advice.
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