Italian Vocab

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Indovinello: Tutti sanno aprirlo ma nessuno sa chiuderlo. Cos’è?

Indovinello: Tutti sanno aprirlo ma nessuno sa chiuderlo. Cos’è?

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 24, 2014

Nel vs. In

Ciao a tutti, I'm not sure when to use "nel" and when to use "in". The rocket italian lessons state both can mean the english word "in", but again, I'm not sure about what context to use which word in.

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 24, 2014

Indovinello di oggi- Today's riddle

Indovinello di oggi: Quale di questi animali non è quadrupede? Cavallo Cervo Cane Canguro

4 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 24, 2014

How to pronounce "gli"

Hello, I'm not quite sure how to pronounce "Gli". Can you help please? Thanks, Vadim

2 replies - Last post by vadim-a - July 13, 2014

time

Ciao a tutti, I was wondering when to use what words for time in italian. As far as I know, there seems to be multiple words for time; volta, ora, and tempo. All three seem to be used in similair contexts, so I was wondering if there are differences bet...

5 replies - Last post by Arwa-i - July 4, 2014

Ti vs. Tu

I was wondering what the difference between "Ti" and "Tu" is, and when to use which. For instance, why couldn't I say "tu piace" instead of "ti piace", or "e ti" instead of "e tu"?

6 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - June 22, 2014

Audio file for Italian alphabet pronunciation

Does Rocket Languages offer an audio file for learning how to correctly pronounce the letters of the Italian alphabet?

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - April 22, 2014

Why don't audio clips transfer to My Vocabulary?

I am trying to add "important phrases/questions" to my vocabulary. I searched and found an audio clip for "Where is the bathroom?" and saved it to my vocabulary. When I went back to My Vocabulary there was no audio clip even though I just listened to it...

3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - April 11, 2014

My Vocab icon

Ciao, My Vocab icon does not appear when I double click on any words. Is it broken? Can anyone else get the icon? Grazie Garry

6 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - February 9, 2014

acute accent

where do I find the acute accent, as in "perche"?

3 replies - Last post by John-H8 - January 31, 2014

Migliore o meglio, which is best?

In Rocket Italian Premium Plus lesson 8.9, the following itlaian sentences and translations are given - è meglio se prende l'autobus. It's better to take the bus. and Qual'è la strada migliore per ...? What's the best way to ..? therefore indicating that...

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 27, 2014

lesson 3.1

Hi, just a couple of questions about lesson 3.1. Why is the sentence Ma fa molto freddo and not ma e` molto freddo? Also, Porta il cappello. I thought that porta meant door? Thank you.

5 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 27, 2014

Adding to vocab list from lesson

I used to be able to add new vocab words from the conversations and grammar lessons very easily but something has changed and when I add a new word now with its English meaning and some grammatical or usage notes I am asked if I want to view my entire voc...

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 27, 2014

ADD MORE

you should add more to the harder rank when im a master in Italian

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 21, 2013

How do you add a word to My Vocabulary?

I used to know how to add a word to the My Vocabulary list, because I have a few words already there. But I don't remember what I did to get them there, and I can't find the instructions for adding new words. Thanks.

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - November 21, 2013

bravissimo(a), buonissimo(a) & benissimo(a)

Not sure I understand the differences among the words bravissimo(a), buonissimo(a) & benissimo(a). Can someone help enlighten me?

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - October 20, 2013

Feminine pig italian

Sow , feminine pig

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - October 20, 2013

How are you?

How do you say, How are you

5 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - October 20, 2013

grave symbol

where do I find the grave symbol the keyboard?

1 reply - Last post by grahame-r - October 3, 2013

Traveling with IBS and lactose intolerance.

I posted this in the culture section, but perhaps it is more appropriate under vocabulary: My stomach is very sensitive to fats. If I accidentally eat bread made with milk I can be sick for a good part of the next day. I will be traveling in Italy in tw...

2 replies - Last post by Stuart-B16 - September 12, 2013

Which is the correct translation for "I don't understand"

Ciao! Which is the correct translation for "I don't understand" Is it "non capisco".... or, is it "non ho capito" What is the difference between these two? Grazie! Luigi

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - September 12, 2013

How do you pronounce "Le"

Ciao! I am wondering what is the correct pronunciation of "Le".... as in "Le sette" For instance, is it pronounced "L-eh" or "Lay"? I am having a hard time distinguishing this when I listen to it. Grazie mille, Luigi

2 replies - Last post by luigi-p - August 13, 2013

Geographical place name

How would I say South Africa and Cape Town in Italian?

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 14, 2013

Vocab Icon

What is the easiest way to access my vocabulary? So far, I have to open my toolbox then click the vocab tab. The pop-up hint implies there's an icon that takes me directly there, but I can't find it

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 14, 2013

How Do YOU Use My Vocab?

I'm trying to get better at adding "problem" words (ones that just don't seem to register quickly enough) to My Vocab. Once in a while, I then go to My Vocab and "test" myself (kind of a manual "Hear It Say It" or "Know It") by covering up the column of E...

8 replies - Last post by Mariah-B2 - July 11, 2013

Conjugation and pronunciation of capire

How to you conjugate and pronounce the verb capire?

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - June 13, 2013

Flash Cards

Is there a chance that the programming team could develop a "Flash Card" tool to help us better learn all those vocabulary words. There are several members such as T Henry and myself that would really utilized the cards. I'm sure there are also lots of ...

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - May 13, 2013

we have to

dobbiamo

4 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - May 12, 2013

vocabulary

meaning of prego

4 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - March 30, 2013

When to use "posso or riesco?"

Ciao, per favore mi potete dire qual'è corretto..... non posso capirlo / non lo posso capire o non riesco capirlo / non lo reisco capire. I can't understand him/it. anche, quest'è corretto????? non capisco cio che dice! I don't understand what you ...

4 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - March 11, 2013

Where can I find 'My vocab'

Hello! I have used all the three levels of Spanish, and last time was in june 2012. Since then there has been a lot of updates. Now I have bought all the three levels of Italian and it's going great so far after the first day. I am saving new words so tha...

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - March 11, 2013

Vocabulary question

La Macchina means car, but can't it also mean "machine". Therefore, couldn't the sentence, "La macchina e vecchio." be translated as the machine is old?

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - March 1, 2013

Tenses and conjugation

Ciao, I was wondering if anyone could give me a quick overview of basic tenses, and how/when to conjugate.

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 17, 2013

verb usage

when do you use the verb :essere and when do you use stare?

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 17, 2013

Cercare di ??

I am just going through Rocket Italian Premium Plus Lesson 8.8 Verbs + Prepositions. One common verb posted is cercare di and the translation beside it is "to try to" Is this correct? I thought 'cercare" was to look" Two examples later the lesson offers t...

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 17, 2013

Cercare di ??

I am just going through Rocket Italian Premium Plus Lesson 8.8 Verbs + Prepositions. One common verb posted is cercare di and the translation beside it is "to try to" Is this correct? I thought 'cercare" was to look" Two examples later the lesson offers t...

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - January 17, 2013

Songs/singers in Italian

Hello everyone, I've come to know that one of the best ways to get better at any given language is to sing their songs (cantare le loro canzoni! =) ).. So I tried to do that next to the Rocket Italian courses, just to take note of the pronunciation of som...

12 replies - Last post by Mario-M - January 1, 2013

How do you say "How do you say.....?"

I want a standard way of saying 'How do you say...........?' I have written down "Come sei dice......" but I can't find the lesson where some examples were given, and this one doesn't seem to make sense grammatically.

4 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - December 5, 2012

spelling

how do you spell 10 in italian

2 replies - Last post by joseph-c6 - November 8, 2012

Voglio / Vorrei

I am VERY much a beginner so please bear with me. When do you use voglio and when do you vorrei?

6 replies - Last post by mehrnaz-- - October 14, 2012

When is morning mattina or mattino

Both the feminine and masculine forms for morning are in the notes and my dictionary but could you advise when we should use one or the other. Grazie Alice

2 replies - Last post by Alice-G - August 6, 2012

nicknames for wiggly and swimmer

Ciao,Maria..I like to give nicknames to the young boys I take care of...Mr.Squirmy/Wiggly could be in mode contorto,contorcersi,sinuoso...help! The other is a good swimmer..nuotatore/nuotttorice ?? Grazie for all the work you do for us. Susan

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 21, 2012

monkey

monkey

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 21, 2012

How to say 'I understand'

Ciao mi chiamo Dawn (not sure how to say Dawn in italiana.) Studio l'italiano circa un mese. I want to know the correct way to say 'I understand' I have seen it 2 different ways; Ho capito and ho capisco. Which is correct. Grazie

3 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - July 9, 2012

Hugs and kisses?

I am not really sure which topic this question belongs in but here goes... In America (not sure about other English speaking countries) we use "X" and "O" to indicate hugs and kisses. Is there a similar abbreviation in Italian? Thanks! Becky

1 reply - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - June 24, 2012

consciamo

Ciao, in 6.7 c' è frassi "ci consciamo da molto tempo" to say that we've known him for a long time, posso dire "lui o si consciamo da molto tempo"? and "they've known each other for many years"? Si hanno conosciuto da molto tempo? Fran

5 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - May 29, 2012

proprio

Ciao Maria ed a tutti Non ho capito chiaro la parola "proprio" come usarlo. Il mio dizionario dica la significa è own, one's, proper, exact, correct and really. I know that we're not to get stuck on an exact meaning of a word but I just don't understand ...

2 replies - Last post by Fran-N - May 14, 2012

So ....?

Will someone please tell me if "cosi" can be translated in different ways? I've always thought it was "so" in all its forms, but are there more translations/usages?

5 replies - Last post by grahame-r - May 10, 2012

portare

Ciao Maria, Per favore come si dire queste parole in l'englese...... portare, potrie e portate. Per esempio Potrei vedere la lista dei vini. May I see the wine list. Perchè non "Posso vedere la lista dei vini"? Fran :-)

8 replies - Last post by shahid-a - April 4, 2012

love

amore

2 replies - Last post by Maria-DiLorenzi - March 12, 2012

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