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.

How can I improve my understanding of Spanish

I have been learning Spanish for about 3 months and  about to complete Level 1.  My vocabulary is good and I am confident in understanding written Spanish but I really struggle in understanding spoken Spanish..I am improving week by week but should I focus on flash cards, listen to videos over...

26 replies - Last post by the-hefay -
Aug 4, 2018

¿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. Thanks in advance, Dan

14 replies - Last post by RebeccaA18 -
Jul 3, 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? ¿Practicas un deporte?...

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

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!)

5 replies - Last post by RebeccaA18 -
May 15, 2018

Thread in Spanish

Hi ! On this thread I would like everyone to please write in Spanish - About anything ! And make sure to correct everyone 's mistakes !

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 Spanish spoken in the BA area of...

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

Downloading to mobile devicess

How can I download Spanish audio to my mobile devices for use when I do not have internet service? Regards, Barbara Billups [email protected]

1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Feb 27, 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 -
Feb 24, 2018

Closed Captioning

Is there closed captioning for the Spanish audio lessons?

1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Feb 22, 2018

Recommended Reading in Spanish

The difficult thing about reading in a second language is finding books that are both interesting and yet don't require you to continually consult the dictionary because of the extended vocabulary. I lose interest really quickly otherwise.   I highly recommend reading the translated Sherlock...

15 replies - Last post by Brittany--107 -
Jan 10, 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 -
Oct 26, 2017

Tengo ganas de...

I'd just like to know if the phrase "Tengo ganas de..." is used in Latin American Spanish. For example, "Tengo ganas de comer tacos". Meaning, "I feel like having tacos." ¡Muchas gracias!

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 doing to good effect in the context of an...

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

Hear It Say It! - Say the English out loud

Probably everyone already does this but I wasn't and it does make a difference. When going through this section, I would always repeat the Spanish out loud but just mentally note the English translation. That was a mistake. Now I repeat both out loud until I can say both correctly without...

6 replies - Last post by jolietil -
Mar 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 -
Mar 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 despues él! Pelea en la división de...

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

How are you supposed to use hear it say it?

I see you can record your version in Spanish, but does it grade you on how accurate your pronunciation is or you are supposed to grade yourself?

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

¡Feliz Navidad!

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

6 replies - Last post by Phédre nó Delaunay de Montréve -
Jan 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 -
Jan 5, 2017

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. 

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

Rocket Language Conversation Course Book - Audio?

I just downloaded the Spanish Conversation Course book, and it says right at the beginning,  "If you are reading this book from your computer, you can listen to these words and phrases aloud!  Simply position your cursor over a Spanish word or phrase located in any of the blue tables and...

9 replies - Last post by KellyMJara -
Sep 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 -
Jul 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 -
Jun 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 saying that I have earned zero points,...

0 replies - Last post by Brittany--107 -
Jun 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 teaches Latin American spanish, my desire...

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

Words, phrases and Anki

Is there any way to easily port words and phrases from the conversational Spanish lessons to anki?

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 -
Mar 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? Brittany Hogan

1 reply - Last post by Brittany--107 -
Feb 29, 2016

megagames

I'm just coming back to Rocket Spanish after several years.  Can't find Megagames that I purchased previously?

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

lo and yo

what is the difference between lo sé and yo sé?

10 replies - Last post by leilayell_07 -
Jan 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 -
Dec 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 -
Dec 16, 2015

Reading, writing, hearing, and speaking

Quite some time ago I adopted the Scriptorium Technique described in the Advanced Learning section of this web site. I think it helped me a lot, since it caused me to slow down and really examine each sentence as I wrote it out. Now I am beginning to think I retarded my ability to speak Spanish...

9 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich -
Dec 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 -
Dec 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 Restaurant."  ¿Y ustedes?

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

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

Hi everyone, One of the most important points of learning Spanish for me is creating phases (whether they're useful or not!) to help me speed up my conjugation skills, and, consequentially, become more proficient. I'm actually planning to order in Spanish next time I visit the Mexican...

13 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Nov 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 now Please help! I'm going on vacation...

2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Oct 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 -
Oct 22, 2015

Coma ama una mujer - Jennifer Lopez

Thought I would pass along the title of this album - it's my favorite so far in Spanish. Of course, as Mauricio says in the course, "Sobre gustos, no hay nada escrito." :-)  

8 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Oct 11, 2015

Books in Spanish

Hi All, I've just come across the first (!) book in Spanish written by an Hispanic that I've found to be both interesting and not too difficult to follow. One of my conversation exchange partners passed it on to me, and from the sounds of it, the author's other books are similar. - ¿Quién soy...

12 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Sep 30, 2015

Beginner Introductions/Conversations!

Hola! Me llamo Jo y soy de Inglaterra. Quiero hablar Español – estoy aprendiendo pero necesito ayudar! Hasta la proxima! Gracias. I have just started the Spanish Premium level and thought it would be nice for somewhere for beginners to start posting on the forum (it may already exists but...

52 replies - Last post by Elizabeth-H28 -
Sep 25, 2015

Hay alquien?

Hay alguien aqui que quiere practicar el espanol por correo electronico ?

1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Aug 26, 2015

El Día de la Indepencía

Pronto será El Día de la Independencía aqui en los Estados Unidos. Nos estadounidenses celebramos en maneras diferentes. ¿Cómo celebrarás este día especial?

6 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Jun 29, 2015

Finding Spanish speakers on Skype?

Any recommendations? Dan, I think I remember reading that you were doing this.

35 replies - Last post by Diana-dep1 -
Jun 26, 2015

Cómo évitar la desmotivación en el aprendisaje del español

Another good article to read as we all get discouraged at one time or another in learning a different language: - http://www.veintemundos.com/magazines/102-en/  

4 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Jun 19, 2015

Destinos

Hola a todos, Just recently I've been unable to access the videos on the Destinos site as well as Nuevos Destinos and I'm wondering if anyone else has had trouble Saludos, Ricardo

2 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich -
Jun 15, 2015

HOW ARE YOU

HOW ARE YOU

12 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jun 13, 2015

is izzquierda used in conversation for left

are their two different words for (left) in spanish

25 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
May 20, 2015

pero no hay como. <----- What does that mean?

Yes, I like to travel, but I don't see how. Sí, me gusta viajar, pero no hay como. what does "no hay como" mean?? I am RELI confused.

5 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
May 12, 2015

Rocket Spanish Member Newsletter #18 and above

I have been able to locate all the newsletters up to #17. Why can't I find 18 and above?

10 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
May 8, 2015

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