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.

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...

2 replies - Last post by Tony1248 - June 18, 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

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"?

1 reply - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - May 22, 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...

5 replies - Last post by CherylH19 - April 17, 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

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...

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

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...

4 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - August 30, 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

Beginner's Chat Room

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

3 replies - Last post by Darla - February 19, 2018

How do you learn to pronounce the r-l combination?

I am beginning to trill or flip my Rs. However, the "rl" combination, as in "parlo", defeats me so far, and I have not been able to find any help on the internet. I can do "par-r-r-r-r-r" just fine, but I can't put it together with a following "l". I unde...

6 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - January 14, 2018

Anyone here watch the Godfather movies?

I've watched the Godfather movies literally hundreds of times. Now that I've taken some courses here in Italian, I'm listening to the dialogue when the characters are speaking Italian. I only recognize a few words, which makes me wonder if most or all of ...

5 replies - Last post by Jack-D32 - December 29, 2017

italian beginners chat room

Im thinking of setting up an italian chat room any interest?

59 replies - Last post by Jack-D32 - December 29, 2017

Level of mastery in "Know It" portion of Rocket Review before moving on to the next lesson.

As I move through the language and culture lessons the phrases I am required to translate in the Rocket Review "Know It" module get longer and longer.  Typical example: "Diciamo che vorrei essere a Napoli prima delle 9, se possibile."  Am I expected to m...

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - December 28, 2017

numbers

hi, where in rocket Italian do I find the pronunciation of numbers? Thanks.

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 9, 2017

Italian chat room

Ciao  a tutti! Sto studiando l`italiano con questo corso da un anno - sono molto soddisfata!!! Voglio praticare parlare anche io. Italian chat room è una buona idea, sto aspettando da un anno!!! Ma non c`è niente...ALLORA, se volete praticare l`italiano e...

5 replies - Last post by drewster - February 21, 2017

I shower

How to say I shower once a week in itslian?

10 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - January 21, 2017

poor translation

16.4 - in Extra Vocabulary the line  ' che cosa c'e' di piu' importante del tempo libero' is translated as ' what thing is most import thing in your free time.' This is wrong - it should be what is there that is more important than free time.'

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - January 17, 2017

What is your email address?

Ciao, how do i ask what is your email address in italian? is it quale or qual è and why? grazie

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - January 14, 2017

Quando sono nata?

How to say I was born on 31st January 1993 in italian?

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - January 14, 2017

To stay (in a village/hotel/etc)

Hi Lucia, What would be the most common way to say something like "I'm staying in a village out in the countryside"? (the part that I'm not sure about is which verb to use for "to stay"? Il paese in cui .... è in compagnia. Io ... in un paese in compagn...

6 replies - Last post by drewster - January 10, 2017

Conversazione in Italiano

Ciao ciao, which sentence is correct and why? 1) Abbiamo sete, abbiamo voglia di bere birre fredde. 2) Abbiamo sete, abbiamo voglia di bere birra fredda. Grazio per il tuo tempo!! buon 2017 :)

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - January 4, 2017

Question

Cosa significa "i miei sono in pensione"? Grazie

2 replies - Last post by drewster - November 14, 2016

English italian

I was on a recent trip to italy and finally was able to use what I've been learning. During the trip I was able to meet some friends who know very little english and was wondering was there an rocket English version for Italians that I could get them so t...

1 reply - Last post by drewster - November 3, 2016

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 a reflexive verb, I might have guessed "Mi le oc...

10 replies - Last post by drewster - October 15, 2016

Perche?

Ciao, Why are there 2 ways to ask time in Italian? Che ora è e Che ore sono? The second is literally translated as what times are there? sound a little weird to me.. Grazie

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 8, 2016

cucinano in modo?

In 1.4 (Restaurant) I cannot find an explanation for the phrase 'cucinano in modo'. I understand what it means from the translation but I would like more detail.

2 replies - Last post by drewster - October 4, 2016

Differenza

Ciao ciao Come si dice " what is the difference between A and B" in italiano?  Is this correct: (1) Qual è differenza tra A e B? or (2) Che cosa è differenza tra A and B? What is the difference between saying essere felice and essere felici? grazie mille

5 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 1, 2016

Conversazione

Come si dice "closed on wednesday" in italiano? È chiuso a mercoledì o chiuso la mercoledì e perché? Grazie mille per il vostro tempo!

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 1, 2016

Italian conversation

Ciao, che cosa significa "Che ne dici di questo" e "Cosa ne dici di questo" in inglese? They both have very similar meanings, how do i know when to use "cosa" and when to use "che"? Grazie!

2 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - September 23, 2016

compleanno

Ciao,  which one is correct and why? grazie! 1) il suo compleanno è 3 gennaio 1993 2) suo compleanno è 3 gennaio 1993

3 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - September 20, 2016

Italian conversation

Ciao, cosa significa "quale libro voleva la donna?" in inglese? is it which book did the woman want to see? however, why is la donna (the woman/ object) placed at the last of the question unlike in english? grazie!

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - September 11, 2016

Dialogue

Ciao, ho una domanda a chiedere. cosa significa " e'stata proprio una bella giornata" in inglese? Grazie

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - September 10, 2016

Play it

I have worked out that you repeat the conversation four times but when I push the 'Get Started' button, the whole conversation scrolls down really quickly and there is no chance, however, fast I try to speak, to record my part of the conversation. Valerie

1 reply - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - September 3, 2016

How do u say pardon me if i say some word wrongly

How do u say pardon me if i say some word wrongly in Italian? Grazie!

3 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 29, 2016

How to translate ninety-eight in Italian

Ciao, ho un domanda a chiedere (is this right?) How to translate ninety-eight in Italian? Tante grazie!

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 25, 2016

Vorrei VS Mi piacerebbe

Buona sera,  I want to ask the difference between Vorrei and Mi piacerebbe as both mean " I would like to...(something)". For example, I would like to play the guitar is Mi piacerebbe suona la chitarra or Vorrei suona la chitarra correct? How about for...

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 20, 2016

Pronunciation when two vowels collide: Noi siamo arrivati

Hi Italian speakers, I haven't seen it said in the course anywhere, but when I listen to the conversation, it seems often that when one word ends in a vowel and the next starts with one, that the two sounds blend into one. An example from unit 4.10: "No...

2 replies - Last post by drewster - August 18, 2016

Our cakes are on the plate

Ciao, I would like to ask about the correct way to say Our cakes are on the plate.  Would 'Le nostre torte sono sul piatto' be correct? Grazie

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 17, 2016

Conversing in Italian

Hi, How do you ask the following questions in Italian? What do you like to do? What do you like to eat? How long have you been staying in this country? Any nice places in the location? What are your hobbies or interests? Would appreciate if you could he...

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 17, 2016

that's enough

I know basta cosi, means that is enough.  Is it used to tell a waiter enough?  I did not want to use a phrase that was harsh.   I want to use the language in way that is not offensive.  Thank you.  David

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 9, 2016

asking someone to sit down

I know siediti mean sit down.  However if I just put please in front of it does it make it an ivitation instead of sounding like a command?

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - August 5, 2016

Pretty parcel

Hi, How do i say "pretty parcel" in Italian? That is a name for a store. Thank you.

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - July 25, 2016

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