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Three Netflix Shows That Will Make Listening in Spanish Easy

Check out these fun Netflix shows from Mexico that will definitely increase your listening comprehension in Spanish.

Be sure to use the subtitles to catch everything they're saying and learn some new expressions.

1. La Reina del Sur

If you like action shows, then you'll love this Mexican telenovela, "La Reina del Sur."

Kate del Castillo is an excellent actress. And she speaks very clearly. You're sure to learn a lot of Mexican vocabulary and expressions with her as your guide.

The show takes place in many places including Mexico, Spain, Gibraltar, and Morocco. You will hear many different accents of Spanish being spoken. This will be great for perfecting your listening comprehension.

Also, the action story and quirky characters make this a fun telenovela to watch.

Watch the first episode here.

2. Las Crónicas del Taco

After eating delicious tacos al pastor in Tijuana, it was a delight to stumble upon a Netflix series, Las Crónicas del Taco.

It will have you salivating while you watch and determined to run out and get a taco ¡ahora mismo!

But before you go, be sure to pick up some fun Mexican expressions about food, cooking, and everything tacos in this series.

3. Club de Cuervos

If you're looking for a great series on Netflix so you can laugh, then this is.

Club de Cuervos is all about two contentious siblings trying to save their father's soccer team in their little town of Nuevo Toledo, Mexico.

You'll love them, you'll hate them, and you'll most definitely laugh at los hermanos Iglesias.

Plus they use so many Mexican expressions that you'll be ready to hit Mexico City or anywhere else and be speaking like a native.

Qué padre, güey. ("That's cool, dude" in Mexican slang.)

Join my private Facebook group Conversando en español to practice with fellow Spanish learners and native Spanish speakers.


Jackie Donaldson is the founder and director of Amidon Studios Language Studies. She started Amidon Studios in 2017 after managing a language institute in Lima, Peru for six years. She's taught students from all over the world while living in Peru, Mexico, and the U.S. When she's not working or studying, you'll find her gardening, playing with her cat Frankie, swimming, baking, and exploring the globe.


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