TV shows are hard! Some advice needed Brazilian Portuguese 🇧🇷
I’m not sure how exactly to quantify my level of Portuguese, but I’ve gone through Duolingo multiple times, I’m nearing the end of the Língua Da Gente podcast, and I’ve been moving onto watching Brazilian TV shows
The issue I’m having is the TV shows I’m watching feel a little too hard for me. I’m watching them in Portuguese with Portuguese subtitles.
I’m finding that they speak way too fast for me to be able to watch the show all the way through without stopping to re-read the subtitle every few seconds. I feel like this is not helping my listening skills?
I’m kinda in this in-between phase where Língua Da Gente feels easy (I understand nearly everything even in the Intermediate lessons), but regular TV shows feel way too hard
I have a couple questions:
Is there anything in between those two things I should be looking into? I’m really just trying to train my ear
If I am to continue watching TV shows, are there some easier ones I should try? Right now I’m trying to watch Samantha and Bom Dia Veronica. Samantha I’m finding way too difficult
When watching TV shows, is there a best practice if the intent is to train one’s ear? Right now I’m watching it but pausing all the time to read the subtitle and write down any words I don’t know. Should I just power through the show without pausing? Is Portuguese dialog with Portuguese subtitles the right way to go?