Hooking way better than a boring classroom learning, right?
Jokes aside, watching movies and series is a very relaxing and efficient way to virtually immerse yourself in the environment of the language you set out to learn. And thus, learn a lot of vocabulary and pick up new grammatical structures. Hardly anyone would say learning vocabulary on flashcards is more fun than watching a favorite series or a movie.
And there's a new very subtle way of learning new words from Netflix. You'll need a free app for that: Mate.
The first one allows you to click on unknown words in Netflix subtitles and see a translation right there. Thus, you can forget about being constantly distracted on your phone to translate that new word in Google Translate.
Since Netflix subtitles are available in many languages, you can learn a handful of them with the same favorite series. E.g., just put up Breaking Bad in German and voila! You're already picking up that meth-cooking German slang!
Mate's translations are precise, they show up with useful synonyms. Its speak-out feature and phonetic transcription come in handy as a pronunciation aid.
When you click on a word in the subtitles, the video is automatically paused. You can save the word to practice later or continue watching easily.
A real page-turner is that Mate allows you not only translate words (and, as we all know, forget soonish) but also practice them.
If you click on that Save button in the Mate's tooltip, stocked vocabulary gets categorized by series and episode names. I.e. you'll have word lists like 'Narcos S1E1', 'Friends S3E4', etc. Mess-free!
Learning those saved words
We hope you'll soon like the flexibility it gives you. You are not overwhelmed with a boatload of functions.
- Open Phrasebook (it's where word lists for each series/episode are) in Mate by clicking on "view saved words →" right in the tooltip on Netflix or in the browser's toolbar pop-up.