Keep in touch with the Spanish language
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Languages are like friends.
If you do not keep in touch with them, you lose them.
For friends, I am not going to give you advice. 😉
But if you want to keep active languages, you can:
watch series or films in the original version.
It is great for remembering pronunciation and intonation.
listen to music in that language.
It is better if you have the lyrics and can follow them to understand what the song says.
look for a language exchange.
It can be online or in person, individual or in group. The important thing is to talk.
watch videos on YouTube.
For instance, if you do yoga with videos, why not try watching them in Spanish? When practicing Spanish doing something you like, it is more complicated to lose motivation.
read books in the language that you want to keep.
It does help you to see the grammatical structures and remember them better, especially if you are more visual, like me.
When I lived in Hamburg, my roommate had plenty of books, and I devoured them.
They were novels in German with a very ironic sense of humor, and I had fun while learning vocabulary.
Sometimes, I found expressions I had never heard and blurted them out without much success until I started getting hold of them.
I have always liked expressions and sayings.
When I was little, as a present, I got a book called “The 200 Most Famous Sayings of the Spanish Language”.
I still have it.