Italian Vocab

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Two way to same the same thing

I am currently studying survival phrases in section 2 and found there 2 ways to say the same thing (see below).  I get confused when there are 2 ways to say the same thing. Which of the two expressions below is most commonly used? As you know, there are many more like it in this survival...

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Feb 28, 2018

Sponda - used during football match

I noticed this word when trying to read La Gazzetta dello Sport article, it was used also in player's stats sheet from game. And I am unable to find any proper translation in english dictionaries.  If anyone is familiar with this one, please help me to understand the calcio properly ;)

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Dec 3, 2017

Usage of "gli", "i" and li

Can you please describe under what circumstances you should use "gli", "i" and "li" Saluti      Lawrence

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Nov 19, 2017

19.2 ricevetti

Ciao Lucia, In 19.2 there's a line: La biografia di Manzoni, un libro che ricevetti in regalo per i miei vent'anni. Why is it ricevetti and not ho ricevuto? I googled, and it's correct (!) but I don't understand how that's conjugated. Cheers, Drew

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Apr 6, 2017

poiché vs perché

Ciao, What's the difference between these two words? When would I use one rather than the other? Cheers, Drew

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Apr 5, 2017

17.5 Nessuno

Hi, In unit 17.5, nessuno is translated as neither. Is that right? I thought it was nobody. Ta, Drew

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Feb 16, 2017

ero vs io stato

Hi Lucia, What's the difference between ero and io sono stato? When would I use one rather than the other? Similarly era vs è stato? Cheers, Drew

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Jan 24, 2017

Can someone explain "Faccio" to me

Can someone explain "Faccio" to me

5 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Jan 23, 2017

It takes me 10 minutes to get to the station

Ciao, Come si dice "It takes me 10 minutes to get to the station" in Italiano? Penso che uso "per raggiungere la stazione" ma non so come parlare "it takes me". Grazie, Drew

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Nov 30, 2016

question 2

Perch'è "le lenzuola" non "la lenzuola"?

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Oct 25, 2016

Cosa significa faccio il chirurgo?

Ciao, che cosa significa faccio il chirurgo in inglese? Grazie  

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Oct 23, 2016

Adjetivos

Come si dice "so/very hardworking and studious" in Italiano? Grazie!

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Oct 4, 2016

bedroom

Ciao ciao, è camera o camera da letto for bedroom? qual è la differenza? grazie

2 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Oct 3, 2016

inconsistent vocabulary for "pork chop"

In the food lesson in Level 1, a pork chop is described as "Braciola di maiale" (in the audio lesson and the Vocabulary section), yet at 22:45 in the audio lesson, it is called a "bisteca di maiale". Is that intentional? Are they equivalent terms?

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Sep 5, 2016

Play it! in each lesson

I am a newcomer to Rocket Italian. In the first two lessons (1.00 and 1.01, I have done the Play It! section at the end 4 times at Level One but it does not show that I have completed the lesson. Could you tell me what I'm missing out? Thank You, Valerie

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Sep 3, 2016

Actual definition of Giostra

Hi, what is the definition of giostra? does giostra mean an escape theme park? Grazie  

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Aug 16, 2016

Vocab: meaning of lì mandò

Hi, What is the meaning of lì mandò ? Thank you.

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Jul 2, 2016

Beginner/Grammar Books

There are language books (Beginner and Grammar) in the Spanish course.  I haven't been able to find anything like that in the Italian course, however.  Are there any and, if so, where are they located? Thanks, Wayne

1 reply - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages -
Jun 27, 2016

no audio on Alphabet Pronunciation Practice, module 1

Hi Some of my audio won't play, some of it does and some don't. e.g. Alphabet Pronunciation Practice. in module 1. I am a platinum member. I'm using windows 10 PC, google chrome and the browser is up to date. Any advice please.  

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Jun 3, 2016

Using Conosco

Buongiorno Maria e a tutti! When in 1.9 i came across the phrase: So dov'è il ristorante - "I know where the restaurant is" I was wondering in instances could you use the word conosco too, or is conosco only object dependant? ie..  Conosco dov'è il ristorante. would this have the same...

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Mar 7, 2016

"Gli piace" beginners level

Please tell me: Why Gli is used for "Gli piace" when it is "He likes".   I thought Gli was plural. The translation for "He likes/She likes" was "Gli piace Gli Piacciono  Le piace Le piaciono"

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Feb 13, 2016

Fault in Flashcart

Hi There I have taken the test In flashcart for Module 1, Tests 1.1 and 1.2, severel times, and even tryed to reset them, but they don't finish up and turn green, as a sign for you have finised thise tests. furtermore, maybe It's an Ideer to make a Category here In forum questions for Flashcart...

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Feb 1, 2016

Quale è il lago più grande del Nord America?

Ciao a tutti, Indovinello di oggi: Quale è il lago più grande del Nord America?

2 replies - Last post by John-H8 -
Jan 18, 2016

" Ah! Ho capito adesso " di Module 1.2

Ciao a tutti, I've taken two semesters of Italian in school. Then it got difficult, and I put off taking the third course for a while. I'm going to take it this upcoming semester, and this program is really helping me review everything I learned back then. Thanks! My question is, I understand...

4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Dec 16, 2015

Che cos'è? Anche se è liquido non è bagnato.

Che cos'è? Anche se è liquido non è bagnato.

3 replies - Last post by Chuck-E -
Dec 3, 2015

Come si chiama la capitale dell'India?

Come si chiama la capitale dell'India?

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Nov 28, 2015

Quale di queste città si trova contemporaneamente in due continenti?

Ciao a tutti, Indovinello di oggi: Quale di queste città si trova contemporaneamente in due continenti?

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Nov 27, 2015

Individuare l'animale che non ha a che fare congli altri tre.

Ciao a tutti, Indovinello di oggi: Individuare l'animale che non ha a che fare congli altri tre. Tigre Elefante Leone Pantera

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Nov 27, 2015

Fruit and Vegetable Anagrams

Fruit and Vegetable Anagrams Please rearrange the letters to form new words about Fruit and Vegetable. Can you quess? 1. lame 2. acrania 3. pasce 4. menole 5. carato 6. esonda

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Oct 17, 2015

PHRASE FINDER

HOW DO I ACCESS IT ON MY PHONE APP? BTW, JUST RETURNED FROM ITALY, AFTER RECEIVING MINIMAL ROCKET HELP.  JUST THE FEW EXTRA WORDS I KNEW, AND RECOGNIZED PEOPLE SPEAKING, MADE MY EXPERIENCE THERE SO REWARDING!  AN ITALIAN FRIEND WILL VISIT OUR CITY IN A FEW MONTHS AND I AM DETERMINED...

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Oct 8, 2015

How would I say this in italian?

Hi all! I am traveling to Italy next month with my wife and kids to visit family in Calabria. I have two adopted daughters that were born in China. I'm sure they'll be quite a curiosity in the small town we'll be staying in and I'm sure my extended family will want to know all about how they...

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Sep 21, 2015

Where are the flash card games?

I can't seems to find the flash card games on my dash board anymore?  There was a link to them last week.  Did it get moved? Thanks for any help you can give! cris

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May 7, 2015

technical word list/dictionary

I'd like a list of Italian technical terms .. mainly computing, but also mathematics.  I travel to Italy and often have need for this to explain what I do here in the US (Silicon Valley graduate, now retired but active on github .. see...

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi -
May 1, 2015

bravo or brava

If I'm saying "well done" to a woman is it "brava"? Or is it always "bravo" no matter what the gender?

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi -
May 1, 2015

Endearments Parents Call Their Children

Can you tell me some endearments parents call their children in Italian? (I will probably get it very wrong, but here is my attempt to ask a version of my question in Italian too.) Mi può dire che cosa genitori chiamano i loro figli con affetto?

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi -
Mar 10, 2015

Niente/di niente

Di niente or niente means 'excuse me' or you'rewelcome' in one section and means "nothing" or "nothing at all" in another.  Can that be?   Jack

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi -
Mar 10, 2015

Train Station

Ciao I noticed that in lesson 2.1 the term for train station is 'stazione dei treni.' However, before I had started the lesson I was gathering vocabulary words for my Anki application and in google translate it was 'stazione ferroviaria'. What is the difference between the two? Grazie Neil

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Jan 27, 2015

Qual è il più piccolo dei tre oceani?

Qual è il più piccolo dei tre oceani?

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Jan 11, 2015

Italian Dishes Anagrams

Italian Dishes Anagrams Please rearrange the letters to form new words about Italian dishes. Can you quess? 1. tortosi 2. bordo 3. segnala 4. tafnari 5. tollevi 6. catapano

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Jan 10, 2015

Occupation Anagrams

Occupation Anagrams Please rearrange the letters to form new words about occupation. Can you quess? 1. focena 2. nafte 3. gelasti 4. stara 5. impepero 6. marcente

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Jan 10, 2015

can't remember "Play It"

Ciao a tutti, does any one else have trouble remembering your lines in the Play It section. For me, some of the sentences are just too long to remember, so would it really be wrong to have the dialogue in english in front of me prompting my memory??? Would this hinder my learning at all?? Che...

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Jan 10, 2015

Quale tra questi animali è da scartare? Squalo Orca Balena Delfino

Quale tra questi animali è da scartare? Squalo Orca Balena Delfino

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi -
Jan 10, 2015

Need help with translating a sentence from Italian to English

This is the way the sentence has been written: "Per che se oggi sono questa persona." I believe that part of the sentence, "oggi sono questa persona" can be translated as "I am the person today..." I am having trouble with the meaning of the three words "Per che se" - Can anyone help me with...

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Dec 30, 2014

Ha una tasca ma nessun indumento.

Ha una tasca ma nessun indumento.

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Nov 22, 2014

Quante sone le province della Sardegna?

Quante sono le province della Sardegna?

4 replies - Last post by John-H8 -
Nov 18, 2014

Cosa fa un limone in montagna?

Cosa fa un limone in montagna?

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi -
Nov 17, 2014

Wine Anagrams

Wine Anagrams Please rearrange the letters to form new words associated with wine. Can you guess? 1. stai 2. evaso 3. antichi 4. laboro 5. amareno 6. rotovie

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Nov 15, 2014

La città...ambrosiana.

La città...ambrosiana.

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Nov 7, 2014

Come si chiama il figlio di alibabà?

Ciao a tutti, Indovinello di oggi: Come si chiama il figlio di alibabà?

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Nov 5, 2014

Animal Anagrams

Animal Anagrams Please rearrange the letters to form new words about animals. Can you quess? 1. spece 2. presente 3. lineo 4. polve 5. cena 6. greti

4 replies - Last post by John-H8 -
Nov 5, 2014

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