As you learn Spanish, you don’t need to give up your favorite English [or, insert your native language] content. You can read Spanish translations. If it’s a popular book, chances are that you can find an edition in that language. For websites and other digital content, there’s Google Translate.

Let’s say you have a favorite blog or two that you read every week. You don’t want to miss what the author has to say, but you know that —to get better at Spanish— you need to read more in that language. Why not do both at the same time? Read whatever you want to read in Spanish.

If you’re also a fan of Cal Newport, you could read his articles in Spanish. Just go to, insert the URL (website) you want to translate in the box to the left, pick Spanish on the right side, and click on the link that will appear over there.

Of course, Google Translate is far from perfect. You will find a few mistakes here and there, but it’s helpful. It gets the job done. What’s the job? Spending time with Spanish, in a fun and meaningful way 🙂

How are you using English (translated) content to learn Spanish?

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