Conversation in Italian

Welcome ! This is a great opportunity to practice reading and writing in Italian with your fellow Rocket Italian learners. So browse some of the posts, take your Italian reading skills for a spin and when you're ready, introduce yourself and get chatting! Don't be afraid to make mistakes - these are learners just like you and they're here to help.

if you don't use it you lose it

Hi AllWas watching a YouTube video for some lovely pastry. The guy was speaking really fast, but could pick up some of the words. Then he used a word I am familiar with, but could not remember the meaning. Frustrating at best. Well I digress. Have been co...

1 reply - Last post by ChrisM108 - October 22, 2022

Toscana movie

Ciao a tutti Started watching a movie called “Toscana” on Nettflix. A Danish film. Put on Italian language and English subtitles. Not finished watching it, but the Italian is good and the scenery lovely,(well so far anyway). The voice over seems to fit we...

10 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - June 1, 2022

Writing in italian

Can anyone suggest books to learn and practice writing in italian (formal and informal letter writing, paragraph, essays, speech etc)

2 replies - Last post by ApoorvaC - April 25, 2022

Very useful resource

Ciao a tutti! I would like to recommend this forum to you: https://italianduo.boards.net/ Formed by Duolingo users, posts are made in as much Italian as possible, and whatever English is necessary. In my first year of Italian, it seemed daunting, but I've...

4 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - April 7, 2022

Rusty

In the past few months have been concentrating on Rocket German and doing the minimum Italian, was quite shocked to realize that I was struggling to have language and pronunciation flow smoothly. Therefore have realized that I need to concentrate on both ...

2 replies - Last post by Maxie - March 29, 2022

Spanish/Italian

Hi allStarted watching a series on Nettflix “Jaguar” Not sure if it my cup of tea yet, may get to violent and that is never my cup of tea. Thought the language was in Spanish with English subtitles. But then realized I was listening to it in Italian, Whic...

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - March 23, 2022

ie and ei

I read that all vowels are pronouced in Italian, yet over and over again when I see “ie” or “ei” the “i” or the “e” go silent.  I check different Italian speakers, and it is not in the accent.  If all vowels are not pronounced outside the abbreviated word...

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - December 17, 2021

Coffee Break Italian season 3

Hi AllCoffee Break Italian has just released a season 3. Where they cover grammar. One can subscribe, but the podcast are free. Some good examples, good conversation and a good revision of grammar structuresSebongela

11 replies - Last post by Maxie - November 26, 2021

Italian in my brain

I had a medical procedure today that required anesthesia.  As I was waking up, my husband was rubbing my shoulders. Half awake, I started speaking to him in Italian. As I became more awake, I realized I was speaking Italian and we both started laughing. I...

3 replies - Last post by Maxie - October 30, 2021

new material

Hi AllI see new material has been added to level 2 conversations. Have been away and out of the loop. What else have I missed?Has anything been added to other lessonsciaosebongela

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 18, 2021

Italian grammar epiphany

Ciao a tuttiAm still trying to get through indirect objects on level one. Frustrating to say the least. I have decided to just have fun with this and am not going to get uptight about the grammar side of things. My main goal is to speak it. Having learnt ...

10 replies - Last post by Maxie - October 12, 2021

Sentence exchange

Ciao! Sono Darla e di Detroit. Come state? Che lavoro fai? Per me, sono studentessa. Comunque, buona giornata. *correct please, if needed

18 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - August 15, 2021

listening skills

Ciao a tuttiI was listening to Coffee Break “Travel DIaries in Italian”The audio is a podcast and free. Was a great revision exercise as well as learnt some new vocabulary. They read it first and then an explanation of the various sentences. Was surprised...

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - August 10, 2021

Pronunciation question

In lesson 1.3 we learned two verbs: SAPERE and CONOSCEREI noticed that the accented syllable in sapere is saPEre and in conoscere it is coNOscere.Is there a rule about which syllable is accented in Italian words?Thank you!

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - August 10, 2021

Italian children's stories

I know this sounds very juvenile, but found Italian fairy tales on “ The Italian Experiment”. Listened to the story of Jenny Penny and the sky is falling down. Made me smile, increased my vocab and could understand most of it. They have several stories, w...

3 replies - Last post by LuzM18 - July 1, 2021

Conversation Practice Group

Ciao a tutti.I'm not sure how many people read the forum conversations or how many read English.I am 9 months into my learning experience (loving the majority of it!!) and feel I would really benefit more real ‘live’ conversation practice, before I travel...

10 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - June 4, 2021

Progress and commitment

Just purchased the travel section. Delighted to take this to the next level. I'm sure will help with “ travel fluency”, once I feel it is safe to travel. Italy is definitely on my list.At 60% off am delighted with the deal too.Sebongela

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - May 31, 2021

not enough time to repeat in conversation Level 2. More time in level 1

When repeating sentences in Level 1 dialouge there was plenty of time. You don't have enough time to repeat in level 2 no matter how fast you speak.

14 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - May 23, 2021

tutors

Can anyone recommend a language conversational tutor, so many around not sure which ones are worth looking intoCiao a tuttiSebongela

1 reply - Last post by ChrisM108 - May 22, 2021

conversations

Have found a new book with conversations. Have just purchased it on Kobo.“Conversational Italian Dialogues For Beginners and IntermediateStudents"Different price ranges depending on how many conversations.Hoping it is going to help with sentence structure...

0 replies - Last post by Maxie - April 19, 2021

voice recognition

I'm in the Travelogue section.  Voice recognition is very uneven, sometimes no problem, other times I'm either cut off too soon or have to repeat over and over and the word or line is still not picked up correctly. Also, generally voice recognition with n...

5 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - April 12, 2021

Accents and translation

Hi, question for the ‘Rocket team’.In the forum is it possible to put the accented letters in the tab above, like we have in the ‘write it’ section of each lesson. That way we would improve our written italian if we choose to put our questions in italian....

2 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - April 9, 2021

CIAO!

Ciao. Il mio nome è Keegan, facciamo due chiacchiere qui! In italiano per favore.

0 replies - Last post by BongiornoFamily - March 9, 2021

Bene, bravo, buono, bene

Is there a section in Rocket Italian that specifically deals focuses on all these adjectives?

3 replies - Last post by Maxie - January 14, 2021

"ci" sound

It seems Roberto pronounces "ci" at the end of middle of words as "shi"--not sure how to put this in Italian. Is this regional?

4 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - January 12, 2021

ero parcheggiato (imperfetto + participio passato) ?

In the conversation for 9.3 (Getting a parking fine...) Robert says the following (about his 4th sentence): "Dunque, ero parcheggiato in città in via Bologna." This combination of "ero" + "parcheggiato" - (imperfetto + participio passato) confuses me. I...

6 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - January 12, 2021

Amico di penna Italiano

Ciao! Mi chiamo Taylor :) Lascia che ti parli un po' di me. Sono di Los Angeles, ma abito a Oakland.  Ho studiato architettura in universita'.  Quello e' dove ho cominciato studiare Italiano.  Studio Italiano per quattro anni addesso e lo amo ancora!! Ho ...

1 reply - Last post by Darla - November 22, 2020

Beginner's Chat Room

I'm new to Rocket Italian.  I mean really new. Was the chat room ever established?

7 replies - Last post by Darla - November 18, 2020

Vacation Lesson

In 20.1 in the Write It section, it is showing the English words after you record yourself rather than the Italian words.

2 replies - Last post by Babarondev - September 3, 2020

The rolled "r" in Italian

Hi, I've recently started the Rocket Italian course, and the one sound I find difficult (like many English speakers I believe) is the pronunciation of the letter "r"; I believe it should be rolled with the tip of the tongue. Has anyone had the same probl...

7 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - July 7, 2020

Polite form of Scusi

Why is 'scusi' the polite form and not 'scusa'? In Taxi lesson. Since it is an "ARE" verb, wouldn't the polite form be the 3rd person "scusa"?

4 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - June 18, 2020

Ciao

Mi chiamo Lokprakash. Sono di India. studio l'italiano.

7 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - June 8, 2020

Recording Issue - Rocket Italian

Does anyone have problems recording certain sounds? When recording words/phases that start with "L, V and B," the begining sounds are not picked up correctly.  I don't know if the makes any difference but I am using the most difficult level.  Is it just m...

3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - April 15, 2020

Text of dialogue for Interactive Audio Lessons - what made it suddenly appear???

The text for the conversations introduced in each Interactive Audio Lesson suddenly appeared today!  The text appears line by line as the dialogue unfolds.   I am working on Level 3 and this feature is extremely helpful to me as I am a visual learner!  Ha...

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - February 13, 2020

Movie Recommendation

Two new Italian language movies are now on Netflix Canada (and hopefully available in other countries as well) . 1) Dogman - 'When his life hits a breaking point, a meek dog groomer must fin da way to free himself from under the thumb of the town bully, ...

3 replies - Last post by Sno-J1 - February 7, 2020

Movie recommendation

For practice (and to see a very good film) try looking up Il Giovane Favoloso on Netflix. It's an elegant biopic about the poet Giacomo Leopardi. The great thing is that you can choose from English and Italian subtitles. I would recommend watching three t...

20 replies - Last post by Craig Murphy - November 24, 2019

Movie Recommendation

A Sicilian Dream on Amazon Prime  was great to watch and listen for words I have learned so far. It was motivating to be able to understand the conversation.  I watched it with subtitles - have not tried without yet.

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - October 23, 2019

Italia lyrics

I can now understand the lyrics to Andrea Bocelli's beautiful tribute to Italy.     Italia È passione forte che mi fa soffrire per amore Ogni volta che io mi allontano so che noi ci apparteniamo ancora un po' di più.   La strada dove io bambino...

2 replies - Last post by GerryS - August 26, 2019

Completion of course

Hi, I know everyone is different, but I would love to know ON AVERAGE how long it takes to complete the full Italian course, as if working as a full-time college student?   ie all categories not just conversation, I have lived (alone so no talking at hom...

6 replies - Last post by ChrisM108 - August 24, 2019

"The Conversation" audio not working

"The Conversation" audio has stopped working on my Mac  for lesson 1.

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 18, 2019

print lessons

Is it possible to print the lessons to listen to audio and look at spelling

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - March 11, 2019

Can I download the interactive parts of the lesson onto my iPhone or iPod? If yes, how do I do it?

can  I download the interactive parts of the lessons onto my iPhone or iPod?  If yes, how do I do it! Diane

7 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - December 10, 2018

Language Exchange

First off I am a beginner. That being said does Rocket Languages recommend any Language Exchanges for beginners Italian?

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - November 16, 2018

Stazione dei treni

Why is it - per andare alla satzione dei treni? and not - dov'e la stazione dei treni?

9 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - October 16, 2018

Increase speed of teacher audo

How can I increase the speed of the teacher please.

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 11, 2018

Can you connect me with another student who wants to practice conversations that are not scripted in your course?

I need to use all the Italian that I have learned in a spontaneous conversational format.   Do you have a chat room where students can write messages to each other?   Can you reccommend an Italian newspaper that I can read online? Maybe Rocket Italian cou...

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 11, 2018

Help with understanding the "Me ne occupo io" translation

In lesson 5.7, "Me ne occupo io" is translated as  "I'll take care of it."  I don't understand how me, ne, and io all map (I know io = I, but why does it end up at the end of the sentence?)   If occupare is reflexive, I might have guessed "Mi le occupo." ...

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - October 10, 2018

question

How to say I was born in Singapore in 1996?

2 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - October 10, 2018

voice record

I cannot playback my voice record in the tests. I used to be able to, but not now. I have updated google chrome.

4 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - October 10, 2018

I need a Recommendation

Ciao a tutti, hai una domanda!!!  Does any of you know a  good italian book that a beginner learner of italian language can read? I wanna see how much I can understand if I read one of those books, dunno if any of you could help but I would appreciate it...

10 replies - Last post by joseph-p8 - May 26, 2018

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