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.
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
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 sebongela - November 26, 2021
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 sebongela - October 30, 2021
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
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 sebongela - October 12, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 sebongela - April 19, 2021
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
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. Il mio nome è Keegan, facciamo due chiacchiere qui! In italiano per favore.
0 replies - Last post by BongiornoFamily - March 9, 2021
Is there a section in Rocket Italian that specifically deals focuses on all these adjectives?
3 replies - Last post by sebongela - January 14, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mi chiamo Lokprakash. Sono di India. studio l'italiano.
7 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - June 8, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 has stopped working on my Mac for lesson 1.
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 18, 2019
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 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
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
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
How can I increase the speed of the teacher please.
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 11, 2018
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
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
How to say I was born in Singapore in 1996?
2 replies - Last post by caterina-rocket-italian-tutor - October 10, 2018
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
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
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
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
Im thinking of setting up an italian chat room any interest?
59 replies - Last post by Jack-D32 - December 29, 2017
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
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
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