Online resources to improve or learn Spanish | Digital Trends Spanish


Just as there are multiple tools dedicated to teaching English, there are also those that are more than useful for people interested in the language of Cervantes. And they are not few, so here you will find some of the best online resources to improve or learn Spanish.

These are proposals that range from a text editor to the reference dictionary of the Spanish language, through sites and what could be considered “the Spanish Wikipedia”.

This application is the result of the collaboration between Radio Ambulante and Jiveworld, and is intended for those people whose mother tongue is English, but intend to learn Spanish. Thus, Radio Ambulante capsules are taken – “the narrative podcast that tells the stories of Latin America in Spanish” – and the user can listen to them at different speeds, know the meaning of certain terms and obtain translations for a better understanding.

Available for ios Y Android, offers some trial audios, however, you need to pay a monthly or yearly subscription for a true experience.

LorcaEditor

Writing in Spanish can be challenging. However, this “grammar, spelling and style checker” comes to save those who seek to express themselves in a better way in their texts.

It is only necessary to open LorcaEditor on the computer and paste the text so that it offers different recommendations, from correcting misspelled words to reducing very long sentences. At the end, it also provides a score on how clear the writing is.

Spanish Language Dictionary Logo

Just as English learners turn to the Macmillan and Merriam-Webster dictionaries, those wishing to improve their Spanish should consider the Spanish dictionary as a must stop. It not only shows the meaning and verb type of any term, but also its conjugation.

You can access this reference material from practically any browser or through your mobile application to ios Y Android.

Wikilengua main interface

“Wikilengua is a resource on the use of Spanish, built by its community and where frequent doubts and difficulties can be shared, with an essentially practical orientation. It not only serves as a reasoned dictionary of doubts, but also uses, norms, objections to norms, style criteria… ”, this is how this kind of Wikipedia of the language of Cervantes is described.

Those looking to improve their Spanish, the section of Orthography It will be more than useful for them, since issues such as the proper use of spelling signs, accentuation rules, conflicting words when writing and letter spelling are addressed.

Google Translate main interface

Although it may have some inconsistencies, it cannot be denied that the Google translator it is a good starting point for students of almost any language.

It is a quick window to know the translation of a word or phrase, always with the warning that it will be best, later, to consult other sources or more complete resources, especially in the language that is being learned.

The Mexican defines herself as a linguistic advisor and journalist, and says on her Twitter profile that she does not accentuate alone, but she does accentuate capital letters. The truth is that those who are interested in improving their Spanish, should follow it, since it solves doubts of all kinds related to the language.

The personal pronoun that many non-binary people use in English (“they” or “singular they”) is translated as “elle”, thus, in the singular.

-Demi Lovato asked to refer to her with a non-binary pronoun.

& mdash; Paulina Chavira (@apchavira) May 19, 2021

It can also be found on Instagram, in spelling sessions that are very attractive to both native speakers and Spanish learners.

Fundéu main interface

Like other languages, Spanish is constantly changing, especially in the digital context, and to provide guidance to Spanish speakers, there is the Fundación del Español Urgente (Fundéu), although it is also essential for those who are learning the language.

Although its main objective is “to promote the proper use of Spanish in the media”, its reference materials and recommendations are essential to understand the diversity and “plasticity” of the Spanish language.

The Twitter account of the Royal Spanish Academy, the highest governing body of Spanish, in addition to providing current information related to the language, offers recommendations of all kinds, from alternatives to foreign words to the word of the day.

And for a more direct communication, any Twitter user can raise their doubts about Spanish through the label #dudaRAE.

If you want to make linguistic queries, remember that they must include, in addition to the mention of @RAEinforma, the label #dudaRAE. In this way they will be able to obtain an answer to all their doubts. pic.twitter.com/o7DcBjlCUX

& mdash; RAE (@RAEinforma) May 20, 2021

Interface of the Pan-Hispanic Dictionary of Doubts

There will come a time when those who are learning Spanish as a foreign language will have to write a formal or academic text. And while ideas are being built, it is common for doubts to arise as to whether a certain word is being used correctly.

The Pan-Hispanic Dictionary of Doubts it is a fundamental tool in the process. When you enter a word in your search engine, you indicate the different ways in which it can be constructed and give (literary) examples of use. The latter, one more reason to consider it a header tool.

Lirica app interface

Is app It is specially designed for English speakers who want to learn Spanish and who like to listen to music. It’s about Lirica.

The platform uses Latin music hits to help people learn grammar questions, plus it offers additional data on the artists it includes. For those who are interested, it can be tried at no cost for a week; afterwards, it requires a monthly payment of $ 4 per month.

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