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About half a year ago I was suggested a Turkish TV show which had English subtitles. I started watching it (it is available online) and I actually turned out to like it. I learned a few words, however, they are speaking so fast that it is hard for me as a beginner to really understand. But like I said, at least I like it, and I guess that the more Turkish I learn, the more I will understand from the show and be able to learn from context.

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One of my friends actually managed to speak Hindi quite fluently after watching Hindi programs for a while! I believe it does help watching some programs in a particular language while learning the same. It facilitates the process of learning however watching TV programs alone does not help. It should only be used as a tool or aid.

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Yep, all the time. My husband is from Peru so I will just sit and watch a show with him. Most of the time, I will understand the show too.

It took awhile to learn but eventually I learned what his family is saying to me. Mostly with TV, talking to friends, and also talking with the hubby.

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Sure. It does immensely help me when people talk naturally. Of course, with any foreign language I don't know, I would appreciate it if they have subtitles xD. The first time I was attracted to foreign languages was when local TVs were releasing foreign series. I would go to the internet and then find the original version with subtitles.

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My aunt loves watching german TV series. Without realizing I also join her in doing that. There is no subtitles, but I got hooked with the shows. Through constant hearing, there are some words that I can now understand. Although I still find it difficult to communicate on my own.

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I mostly watch documentaries, but have also seen a few movies in German. If you find yourself in a situation where you don't have a lot of natives to talk to, then the only option is movies and tv really. Using books alone you can't train your pronounciation.

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Yes, I do watch shows/movies in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. It is very interesting to hear how words sound and I enjoy the different cultures displayed in the movies and shows. I think that it really helps me to pronounce things how they are supposed to be pronounced, and at the same time, I am enjoying it, rather than sitting and reading in a classroom all day.

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I don't watch any TV shows or movies in the language I am learning because I am really struggling with actually finding any TV shows or movies in the language I want to learn. And if anyone can help me finding a good Portuguese show or film it would be greatly appreciated.

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I watch movies in the language that I am learning all the time. It helps me  a lot with my vocabulary, especially if the English translation comes on the screen. I think it has become the norm for me now, that even my family find it quite funny and make fun at me for doing it :grin:.

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I am watching some Tagalog Movies actually because I want to be fluent with my Filipino. I still can't watch their TV shows because I don't have time for it. But the movies are good practice especially with sub titles.

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I watch Japanese dramas to study Japanese. I'll use subtitles (Japanese) when available, but when it's not I just listen to the audio and try my best to understand.

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I always watched French films, whilst I was attempting to learning the language. Presently I am taken an interest in Spanish. The television program I watch with my 3 year old daughter is the cartoon "Dora The Explorer", as it aimed at a pre school audience, the basics of the language have been so easy to learn.

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