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The Best Netflix Shows to Study Spanish

21/01/22

Time to switch up your Spanish learning? What better way than to combine your language learning and leisure by watching Netflix shows to study Spanish. Watching TV and film in a language is one of the best ways to immerse yourself and learn authentic expressions, without having to visit a Spanish-speaking country.

Top tip: varying your study of Spanish is very important. Studying with engaging TV shows and films can be a great way to boost motivation and switch up your weekly study!

As you know on Newsdle, we offer both Spanish and Latin American Spanish as study options and there are some differences between both in terms of vocabulary. One of the biggest challenges can be mastering the pronunciation between Spanish speaking countries. TV and film are great and fun ways to familiarise yourself with these differences.

Due to the vast away of Spanish content on Netflix, it can be tricky to find the best content. With that in mind, we got together with our team to summarise our top 5 picks in the hope that there’ll be something to suit everyone!  

La Casa de las Flores (The House of Flowers)

A Mexican dark drama, La Casa de las Flores is a gripping watch. The show is about a family and their florist business. The patriarch of the De La Moras family leads a double life with a secret family and lots of other plot twists and turns. Most of the characters are Mexican, so listen out for the accent!

Narcos

Narcos tells the story of the Columbian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar. This can be a great introduction to TV shows in Spanish, as around half of the content is in English. Narcos also gives exposure to a lot of colloquial language and ‘colourful’ words.

La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)

Netflix’s most watched non-English show of all time, La Ca de Papel tells the story of a Spanish criminal gang that steal from the Royal Mint in Madrid. Good exposure to colloquial language, but it might be one to watch with subtitles to catch any new phrases and expressions.

Bolívar

The drama Bolívar tells the story of General Simón Bolívar, who helped to liberate several Latin American countries. The show is mostly spoken in a Columbian accent.

Alta Mar (High Seas)

Alta Mar is a murder mystery set on a cruise ship in the 1940s and features Spanish accents.

Top tip: if you watch Netflix shows to study Spanish on your laptop, you can use the space bar to quickly pause if you’re using subtitles to give you time to look up unknown words/phrases.

Do you also study French? Check out our guide for using Netflix to study French!

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