Admittedly I’ve been slacking on this. I kinda don’t want to do the exercises in Duolingo. I think it feels a bit too isolated and artificial. I wish that I could learn and chat in a more natural context, such as a brewery or taproom.

FSI Spanish, get the handbook materials:


Camisa - shirt; camiseta - t-shirt; ese - that; Este - this


  • Find/suggest a book, convey Mexican culture to foreigner, like Shogun for Mexico?

To be integrated

Sueños 1

Sueños II

E-reader apps with side by side translation, for language learning practice? Learned of the Smart Books app, which lets you do this:

Lack of emphasis anymore on books for language learning:

FSI Spanish, get the handbook materials:

FSI’s basic Spanish course:

Listen to this for language learning, possibly sign up for pimsleur:

  • 5:24 listen as much as possible to target language; people (adults) likely tend to not want to do this as they feel like they don’t know enough yet to absorb anything
  • it’s discussing this video, which I can listen to instead:

This audiobook for listening to Spanish, even though I don’t know quite what’s being said: Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Short Stories

Taking flight from a real geography and an event that occurred in the context of wars or conquests, the historical legend comes to us crossing the centuries on the wings of traditional oral history. Through this narration of supernatural, natural events, or an amalgamation of both, the cosmogony of the town in which said story arises becomes visible. Such is the vibrant contribution of “Mexican Historical Legends” (1899) by Heriberto Frías (1870-1925), prestigious writer, journalist and politician. Brief narratives, myths and legends of pre-Hispanic Mexico, in the words of its author, in these pages we will find: “the most beautiful episodes and the most curious customs of the first races that inhabited the soil of my country, episodes and customs known only to wise men and archaeologists.” (Introduction by Dulcamara.)

Also this one: General Fiction

Cantabrian by birth and by heart, the author shows in this diary-like work his love for the land, the intimate nature of feeling, respect and admiration for everyday life and nature. With its style reflecting clear influences of the mountain school (not in vain the prologue is by the costumbrista writer Jose María de Pereda), in the shadow of an oak is a small sample of the concerns of a doctor whose vocation was more inclined towards the universe. of the writings. Enrique Menéndez y Pelayo knew how to be “the shadow” of his brother Marcelino, contributing works of various kinds and being, above all, tireless protector and custodian of the library of a genius-Summary by Lu Humor, Romance

This book is a dictionary that aims to teach men to understand women, a small work by the author with great content, a quite jovial and fun work. (Summary by KendalRigans)

Likely with a more Spanish pronunciation, this Spanish satire: Google Translate of Spanish summary:

Classic Spanish picaresque novel of the Golden Age, by the great Don Francisco de Quevedo. In it the extravagant adventures and adventures of a young rogue are narrated: Don Pablos. We will know his beginnings at home from his peculiar parents, his time at school, his adventures as a servant of a great lord, his time as a Bachelor student, from his trip to court, his learning as a search to live without hitting or hitting on lies, deceiving and being deceived. Always showing off his ingenuity and meeting unique characters from that seventeenth-century Spain, abundant with gold and hunger, while going through prison, he will become a poet and try to seduce great ladies … and even nuns!! Summary by Epachuko.

Spanish-language horror stories:

Diversion in erotica