Spanish Netflix Shows For Spanish Learners
Learning a language can be tough when following the classic academic methods.
Despite having studied English since I was a kid, I realized that something was missing when I moved abroad. Even if I could read almost any type of book or written text, I could not understand spoken English on the radio. The same went for music, movies or basic conversations. The reason: I had been using the wrong methods. I’m pretty sure you are familiar with the situation.
Spanish Netflix Shows You Need in Your Life!
The best way to master a new language is to integrate it into your daily life. Keep reading to discover the Netflix shows you should not be missing if you want to learn natural Spanish!
The Money Heist (Spain)
You have probably heard of The Money Heist, but if you haven’t, cancel all your plans right now! Tell your family and friends you will be busy for the next two weeks. Say you will be learning Spanish, you won’t be lying at all!
Rated +8.5 on IMDB, it is officially one of the most-watched Netflix shows in any language. The on-demand platform revealed that over 30,000,000 accounts had tuned into the third season of the show within a week of it being released. Impressive, isn’t it?
The Money Heist revolves around a long -prepared assault on the Royal Mint of Spain. It involves eight robbers, named after big cities, led by ‘the Professor’ from a remote and secret location. The catchy Italian song “Bella Ciao” became a summer hit in Europe in 2018 because it features so heavily in the show.
If you can´t get enough of Spanish fiction, you should also go for Élite, rated 7.5 on IMDB.
When three underprivileged students enroll in an exclusive school thanks to an internship, the clash between them and the rich students leads to murder. The cast might sound familiar, since some of the actors also appear in The Money Heist. The second season is now live, and you don’t want to miss it!
Narcos (Colombia, Mexico, and USA)
Rated +8.5 on IMDB, Narcos tells the true-life story of the infamous drug cartels and the spread of cocaine across the globe.
Pablo Escobar, founder and leader of the Medellin cartel, is the wealthiest criminal in history. When he agreed to a prison sentence in Colombia, he did so on his own terms. He constructed a luxury prison for himself which featured a jacuzzi, a football field and a waterfall!
Queen of the South (Spain, México, Colombia, and USA)
Queen of the South is rated +8 on IMDB and based on a novel published in 2002 by renowned Spanish writer Arturo Pérez Reverte.
The show tells the story of Teresa Mendoza, who has to run away to seek refuge in the US after her boyfriend, a drug dealer, is murdered in Mexico. Can you tell the difference between all the Spanish accents in the show?
Paquita Salas (Spain)
After unexpected success on Spanish television, Paquita Salas ended up on Netflix.
Rated 8 on IMDB, this comedy presents an outdated talent agent who struggles to succeed in the show business. Paquita, abandoned by her best client, is forced to reinvent herself and find new stars. It’s impossible not to love this down-on-her-luck lady, starring Brays Efe in a gender-bending role. Give it a go! The third season went live this summer.
Import Spanish Netflix Shows into LingQ
We all have fun watching Netflix, right? Now what if I told you there’s an easier way to read your favourite Spanish subtitles and grow your vocabulary?
Thanks to LingQ’s import feature, you can import your favourite Netflix shows and create interactive lessons.
LingQ will instantly import the dialogue allowing you to save new words and phrases, look up definitions instantly, review (using SRS), and grow your vocabulary (things you can’t do on Netflix alone).
LingQ is the best way of learning Spanish online because it lets you learn from content you enjoy! Keep all your favourite Spanish content stored in one place, easily look up new words, save vocabulary, and review. Check out our guide to importing content into LingQ for more information.
LingQ is available for desktop as well as Android and iOS. Gain access to thousands of hours of audio and transcripts and begin your journey to fluency today.
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People often wonder how long it takes to learn a language. How long to learn Spanish? Check out polyglot and LingQ cofounder Steve Kaufmann’s blog post to find out!
born and raised in Spain, I decided to give my stable life up and make my dreams come true. I Googled jobs for traveling and moved to London before ending up in Cape Town, where I work as an English into Spanish translator for a big company. In my spare time, I freelance. It makes me really happy to write while I watch the stunning African sunsets!