One blog I am now reading consistently to help with my Spanish is Xataka, which is a lot like Engadget or Gizmodo. One of the mild problems with my former teacher, a very good teacher and nice lady, was that she was really shaky on the technonerdy jargon in Spanish. This blog helps with that. I’m trying to give it my best read, and when I give up using Google Translation to fill in the parts I didn’t understand. It’s working pretty well on the comprehension side, but of course that all flies out the window when you actually try to access that vocabulary and create your own sentences. Still, every little bit helps.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

3 thoughts on “Xataka”

  1. Dave-

    I’ve been doing the same thing with Xataka – reading to help maintain my Spanish. I also read another Spanish blog, Microsiervos (http://www.microsiervos.com/), which is a pretty good general techno geeky blog.

    BTW, I love listening to the EGC podcasts – I’ve had to trim back my subscriptions, because I ended up with way more podcasts than I could listen to, but EGC is one that made the cut, and I look forward to each new episode. Keep up the good work!

    Josh Bancroft
    Editor – http://www.tinyscreenfuls.com

  2. Julio Alonso says:

    Hey guys,

    Great to hear you are following Xataka. Yours is clearly an unexpected use of the blog for us, but very welcome. Feel free to comment on the blog when you see fits using your newly adquired Spanish nerdy vocabulary 🙂

    Julio Alonso
    Editor – xataka.com

  3. Dave says:

    Josh, very cool. Thanks for listening. I’ve subscribed to Microservios as well. Thanks for the tip.

    Julio, Thanks for the cool blog. Necesito mucho practica, leer y hablar y escuchar y escribir. Puedo leer tu bitacora bien, es ecribe` muy claro. Voy commentar en su blog, verdad. Ž¡Gracias por la invitacion, mi amigo nuevo!

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