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Old 7th April 2010, 09:00 PM   #1
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Default Google escuela de español - Custom Search Engine!

I'm feeling kind of geeky happy.

I just created a customized search engine via Google's "custom search" feature for searching spanish-language learning websites. I called it "google escuela de español"

It is here:
http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=00...11:uwhjrk7biic

Basically it's set up to search specific sites only. Right now it has only: spanish.about.com, www.notesinspanish.com, www.notesfromspain.com

So I need more to add. Give me your favorite spanish learning websites and I will add them.


If you use Igoogle you can add this search to your google homepage, so it'll pop right up with your regular google search.


What's cool about this is that you can search for a phrase or idiom, such as "a mi parecer" or "dar vueltas a" (some idioms I just learned today) and you will (hopefully) find pages that explain the terms rather than just coming across random websites, messages board, etc. where people have used the phrase. (though you'll get those two - but it'll be easier to sort through since we're not searching the whole Internet).


Start giving me those websites!


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Old 7th April 2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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Here are some to get your motor running!

www.spanishpodcast.org
www.spanish-only.com
www.spanishnewsbites.com
www.studyspanish.com
http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/ats/
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Old 7th April 2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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Done!
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Old 8th April 2010, 05:08 AM   #4
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Dave! Aren't you a native English speaker? I think you used the wrong "too" (not two!) in your first post. That looks just like something I would do. By the way, neat gadget! When are you going to create a FireFox add-on that does that?
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Old 8th April 2010, 06:16 AM   #5
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Dave! Aren't you a native English speaker? I think you used the wrong "too" (not two!) in your first post. That looks just like something I would do.
He is thinking too much in Spanish lately! That is certainly what Spaniards do.
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Old 8th April 2010, 01:56 PM   #6
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LOL. Well, their are thymes in witch I dew such things!
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Old 8th April 2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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http://ssl4you.blogspot.com/ es una buena manera escuchar los podcasts y hay transcripciones también.
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Old 8th April 2010, 04:34 PM   #8
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Thanks Andy, that's added as well. Has anybody tried it out yet?
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I did! I learned how to pronounce "G" in Spanish. Thanks, I'm going to bookmark it.
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Old 10th April 2010, 11:52 PM   #10
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Awesome CrackerLady! You get a cracker!

And PSSST Beckett, if you're reading this, your PMbox is full!
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Truth be known, I can't even have crackers. I can't eat wheat! By the way, I'm serious about a FireFox add on! I want one!
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Old 11th April 2010, 04:45 PM   #12
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Truth be known, I can't even have crackers. I can't eat wheat!
LOL! That's like me being "Milkman." (Lactose intolerant)

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By the way, I'm serious about a FireFox add on! I want one!
Sorry! I wouldn't have a clue how to do that, unfortunately. This is really just a search engine powered by google that anybody can create. It didn't really involve any programming or anything.

However, what I do is use igoogle.com as my home page. You can customize this page with different add-ons. I have a few custom searches there, including this one, and also google translate.

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