The more you surround yourself with a language, the more you immerse yourself in it, the faster you get to learn it. If you do not get the chance to learn Spanish by living for a period of time in Spain or in Latin America, or even by living with a native, you still have a chance of perfecting your skills.
I, for a fact have many friends that learned English by watching cartoons. They use simple words that are easy to understand and to remember. If you are a beginner in learning Spanish, then watching some cartoons, and some shows for children might just be what you need in order to amp up your Spanish game. In addition, the best part about watching cartoons is that the language is correctly used, without slang, and without errors. Also, the characters speak clearly, so you will be able to understand them.
Another tip that I can give you is to first watch with subtitles in your own language. At first, it might be difficult to understand words in a new language. With Spanish, it might be a bit easier if your native language is of Latin origin. However, until you reach a vocabulary level where you can hold a basic conversation, it is better to use subtitles in Spanish language. Also, you can write down some of the new words that you learn.
This way, you will also learn how to spell the words that you hear. It does not really matter whether you understand everything that the characters say. The important thing is that you improve your vocabulary. Do not forget the fact that you can always watch the movie again if you missed a part, so do not panic if you do not get everything.
Something else that you can do is to find some movies in Spanglish. This means, that they are a combination of English and Spanish. In this way, you will not feel frustrated that you do not understand everything that the characters say. You get to learn Spanish, while enjoying the movie too. One popular TV series that you can see is Narcos. You can also try to give the movie Spanglish a go. You might find yourself learning more vocabulary than you know.
Finally, you can try to learn more vocabulary by watching a Tv series or even a Spanish soap opera. After all, there are many cases of people who have learned Spanish by watching soap operas. You might even find the drama funny. I am 100% sure that you already know some of the famous lines such as “ Estoy embarazada de tu hijo” or “ Díos mío”. In addition, most of the words repeat themselves quite often, so it would be easier to memorize them.
Now that you know that watching movies can be a great way to learn Spanish vocabulary, all that is left to do is to go check them out. Some might even become your favorites.