Conversation in Spanish

Welcome ! This is a great opportunity to practice reading and writing in Spanish with your fellow Rocket Spanish learners. So browse some of the posts, take your Spanish 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.

Don´t make me nervous!

Hello there, Years ago, a Spaniard told me about a colloquial expression that translated literally (I think) as "Don´t make me nervous!" It is used as a response to someone being overbearing, pushy or mildly threatening. I don´t think it is "¡No me ponga...

5 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - February 16, 2020

Con permiso/permisa?

Hello everyone.  I am in Merida, Mexico, and I often hear people saying "permiso" when passing others on a sidewalk.  Occasionally though, people will say "permisa".  I can't seem to find any reference to a feminine version.  Can someone please clarify?  ...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - February 16, 2020

Want to play a word game?: “Qué soy yo”

Como mismo veinte preguntas. Describe un animal, un lugar o una cosa. Adivina la solución entonces escribe la próxima pregunta. Espero que va a ser muy divertirse. (corretions welcome!)

7 replies - Last post by Alice101 - January 8, 2020

Closed Captioning

The addition of the captions below the audio lesson is a huge plus! Thanks!

4 replies - Last post by Russell317 - December 18, 2019

two meanings for a word

how do I know from the sentence if 'manana' is morning or tomorrow

3 replies - Last post by Alice101 - December 10, 2019

How do you spell "Thank you" in spanish

Hola! Como Estas? Estoy Muy Bien!! I need help spelling "thank you" in spanish if you can please help me I'll be happy

6 replies - Last post by Alice101 - November 21, 2019

Instructions are not very clear -

Where can I find the instructions for each step of each lesson?

3 replies - Last post by Alice101 - November 20, 2019

Technical

I can't get into my Rocket Spanish Lesson.

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - November 19, 2019

learning while walking

Here is something that I would like to pass on to anyone interested. I have found that using an mp3 player and listening to Rocket Spanish while I am doing my daily walks is very helpful as I can repeat phrases and learn as I am walking. Yesterday I was ...

6 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 17, 2019

Recommended Reading in Spanish

Thank you for your suggestions, as a newbie I am interested in learning from those who have done this before me and learn from you what works.  I hope to be in  a place where I can begin reading in a few months at least some easier books.  Thanks

18 replies - Last post by RebeccaA18 - September 17, 2019

audio lessons have all gone to zero minutes

Everything related to audio has gone to zero on all lessons. Any idea what is going on ? Frank

4 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - August 27, 2019

Downloading to mobile devicess

You can download the rocket languages app and then next to the audio button, there is a download icon to listen to it while offline.

4 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - March 19, 2019

Language exchange experience

Hola todo    I recently have been trying to get into language exchanges since I feel as though I don't get enough speaking practice. The other day I did 3 exchanges with 3 different people. 2 from Colombia and 1 from El Salvador. Although I was ...

7 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - March 19, 2019

¿Netflix en español?

I recently "dumped the dish" in favor of an OTA antenna, an Apple TV box, and a Netflix subscription. I see there is plenty of Spanish programming on Netflix, but I wonder if anyone has found any programs that are particularly suited for learning Spanish....

22 replies - Last post by ThereseM4 - March 8, 2019

An issue when recording numbers

Hola Rocket Team and fellow learners! Sooo........ I have had the program for three years now, and there has been a persistent issue for me.  At first I thought it was me, being somewhat new to the language and having a gawdawful accent,  but now I thin...

5 replies - Last post by KellyMJara - February 10, 2019

Reset to start over

Can I reset to the starting point? I have been inactive for so long, I want to start over.

0 replies - Last post by Yvonne313 - December 28, 2018

How can I improve my understanding of Spanish

Uno de mis "razones" para no entender español es que no oigo bien porque de demasiado exposición de las sirens cuando era bombero. Hoy voy a tener una prueba de audición. Tengo miedo que puedo oír bien, no tengo una excusa excepto que no entender bien.

26 replies - Last post by the-hefay - September 2, 2018

Where do I find my Spanish lesson download on my ipad

Where i find my audio lesson download on my iPad

1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 - September 1, 2018

La “locura” de los gimnasios en Perú

Acabo de leer un artículo sobre la “locura” de los gimnasios en Perú (veintimundos). Según el autor, la gente iba al gimnasio hace un buen rato para apariencia física pero ahora buscan a conseguir un ascenso social. ¿Es parecido en tu esquina del mundo? ¿...

8 replies - Last post by yademas - June 29, 2018

Thread in Spanish

Hola ! yo tenido un fin de semana muy interesante !

89 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - May 9, 2018

Argentine Spanish?

Hola a todos :) As you might be able to tell, I'm a new kid on the block, but I have a question I'm pretty sure y'all can help me with, which is as follows; What are some of the key differences between the Spanish I'm learning on the RS course, and Span...

2 replies - Last post by yademas - May 2, 2018

los trabalenguas

Hola a todos, The link below is for tongue twisters in Spanish (los trabalenguas). They're fun and challenging. Saludos, Ricardo https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/tongue-twisters-in-spanish

0 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - February 24, 2018

¿La lengua más rápido?

Esta mañana escuche a un video en You Tube. La tema fue, "por qué es dificil entender hablantes nativos de español?" La presentadora dijo que español es un lengua rápido, secundo solo a japones. ¿Estás de acuerdo de esta declaración, o no?

3 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - October 26, 2017

Tengo ganas de...

I have a friend from Costa Rica. I'll try to slip that in our conversations and see what she says.  lol

5 replies - Last post by Phédre nó Delaunay de Montréve - May 25, 2017

An idea for learning to communicate concepts

I often find it's a bit too easy in the course to simply repeat phrases back that I've heard, collect the points and move on. Helpful no doubt but the phrases don't fall into the "now I can use them in a conversation" category. Here is what I've been doin...

1 reply - Last post by yademas - May 9, 2017

Hear It Say It! - Say the English out loud

He estado siguiendo el consejo de Esteban desde su mensaje. No se por qué, pero  parace  ayudarme recordar como decir las frases en español. ¡Gracias! Dan

6 replies - Last post by jolietil - March 24, 2017

Mauricio is speaking too quickly on "participacion" for me

I need to hear participacion slower for my slow tongue! How can I hear this word spoken slower? Thanks! John

2 replies - Last post by Phédre nó Delaunay de Montréve - March 23, 2017

Permítame presentarme

¡Hola! Me llamo es Shyra. Tengo veintinueve años. Trabajo para comidas a domicilio. El trabajo me tengo es satisface mucho. Lo disfruto. También me gusta ver artes marciales mixtas. Mi luchador favorito es Alexander Gustafsson. ¡Yo nombré mi conejo despu...

5 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - February 28, 2017

How are you supposed to use hear it say it?

It does give you a grade, but you can override it, as you can in all of the testing modules. I quite often override the grade, either because I know that I structured the sentence correctly and pronounced the words properly but the computer thought otherw...

5 replies - Last post by garymf - February 13, 2017

¡Feliz Navidad!

a todos de mis amigos en Rocket Spanish. Saludos, Dan

6 replies - Last post by Phédre nó Delaunay de Montréve - January 8, 2017

switch between tu and usted

In lesson 2.4 of Spanish both speakers switch constantly between tu and usted form, for instance Maurice says:  mira(tu), siga(usted), entiendes(tu). Amy also switches all the time. That sounds highly unrealistic. Please explain.

7 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - January 5, 2017

how to improve your Spanish PRONUNCIATION

Hi Laeticia,              I've found it's helpful to find the letters or letter combinations in the words you find most difficult and practice them separately from the rest of the word. For example, ferrocarril .  I found it difficult at first to pronounc...

13 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - November 28, 2016

Rocket Language Conversation Course Book - Audio?

Hi Starshine -  The book is found in Module One, at the very bottom of all the lessons, you see underneath 1.12 three Survival Kit courses.  The first one is a lesson, 'Body Parts" the second one is Beginners Spanish-Book.  Go into it just as you would ...

9 replies - Last post by KellyMJara - September 17, 2016

Microphone problems

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet, I am having difficulties in getting the microphone to work on Google Chrome, my microphone works fine on other applications, could someone please give me some advice on fixing this?

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - July 27, 2016

how to improve your Spanish PRONUNCIATION

Hola,  My name is Laeticia. I hope everybody is doing well. I've been starting Rocket Spanish for a while. Do you guys know any effective ways to enhance/ improve Spanish pronunciation?  Thanks in advance.

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - June 22, 2016

Points transference to new updated system

Hola! I understand that the Rocket Languages group is still working out some kinks, but my points are wiped out right after I have completed a lesson. It is extremely agravating; esp. since the emails I receive form my RL teacher Mauricio Evlampieff keep ...

0 replies - Last post by Matthew-H68 - June 18, 2016

A little help please

Hola , To introduce myself I am Dusty ( real name David ) ....i get asked Alot if it's my real name lol ....anyway I live in England with a strong regional accent they call scouse ( liverpool ) I decided to learn spanish but have only just realised this t...

9 replies - Last post by dusty-lfc - June 16, 2016

Words, phrases and Anki

Although I love Anki, that's a great idea!

10 replies - Last post by Karen-B1 - May 21, 2016

Skype is now blocked in Morocco

The one opportunity I had to speak to people in Spanish. As if these telecom companies don't rake in enough money already...

4 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - March 1, 2016

Mic problems

Hi Rocket Languages, I'm having trouble with my mic in the Spanish course.  We recently had to get a new mic to replace a the older one cause it got broken. I've tried fixing it in the ways that I know how, but they haven't worked. Got any Advice? Brittan...

1 reply - Last post by Matthew-H68 - February 29, 2016

megagames

Yes, the flashcards can use some improvement but they aren't entirely useless in their current state.  I still used them to study for a section test and feel they helped me immensely even if only through repetition.  But, they forced me to think through t...

8 replies - Last post by Diana-dep1 - February 2, 2016

lo and yo

what is the difference between lo sé and yo sé?

10 replies - Last post by leilayell_07 - January 25, 2016

¡Feliz Navidad!

Hola a todos, Espero que todos ustedes pasen una Feliz Navidad y  un Feliz  Año Nuevo. Saludos, Ricardo

6 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - December 25, 2015

Pronunciation of V and B

Module 1.8 If you ask someone to spell a word in Spanish for you, that person may differentiate 'b' and 'v' by talking about beh grande (big 'b') and beh pequeño (little 'v'). Should this be "big B and little b."?

6 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - December 16, 2015

Reading, writing, hearing, and speaking

I completely agree that while focusing on learning a language by constant thinking and practice effectively helps you further your vocab skills, it greatly diminishes your speaking abilities and confidence

9 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - December 9, 2015

Transcripts

Hola a todos, Are there written transcripts available for the lessons?  If so, how can I find them, please. Sherri

2 replies - Last post by quilthis1 - December 5, 2015

Día de Acción de Gracias

Hola a todos. Quiero comenzar una conversación para practicar la lectura y escitura en español. El tema es "¿qué van a hacer en el Día de Acción de Gracias?" Por mi parte, voy a cocinar y comer un pavo con mi novia, y mirar la pelicula, "Alice's Restaura...

6 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - November 30, 2015

Tengo Unas Frases Nuevas! (A.k.a. Spanish Phrases Everyone Can Use)

I'll make sure to update later....and possibly add more "frases!" Thanks again, Laura​

13 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - November 11, 2015

Play It isn't recording

I'm using my iPad and am on lesson 2.4 Play It. There is no recording happening and I can't even get the conversation moving from one sentence to the next. What's happening? The lessons on my iPad worked fine in the old format and they work OK on the Mac ...

2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - October 25, 2015

Do you stillhave live video one hour lessons for twenty dollarsDo you still .

Do you still have one hour lessons one on one with live video

4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - October 22, 2015

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