Spanish - Culture and Travel

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música cubana

Hola Dan y todos, Espero que les guste este video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNixpGx4AV8#t=691 Saludos, Ricardo

4 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jul 21, 2014

Caballeros and Caballos

Caballeros, meaning gentlemen, is very similar to caballo, which means horse. Why is that? (and caballo is similar to capaill in Irish Gaelic, which also means horse)

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Jul 17, 2014

Chile World Cup

Congrats to Mauricio for Chile's exceptional performance in World Cup 2014! Getting Brasil in the round of 16 was a tough draw but they did the country proud.

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Jun 29, 2014

A little bit of Slang (Mexican) Spanish! 1

Hola amigos, ¿Qué onda?, ¿Cómo están?....WAIT A SECOND!!! ¿Qué onda? Isn't "onda" the spanish word for wave? Generally speaking, "onda" in spanish means wave, and well, a wave is "the disturbance or oscillation that travels through matter/space, accompanied by a transfer of energy."...

10 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
May 9, 2014

recording in the new app

I just downloaded the new mobile app on my android phone. Based on appearance I thought I was going to love it, but there is a major problem. When I am in the Know It section, which I feel is invaluable, it gives me a message saying I cannot record with me device. This certainly has a...

0 replies - Last post by Robert-G88 -
May 3, 2014

translation

If someone could be so kind and translate this........... Si te vienen a contar Cositas malas de mi. Manda todos a volar Y diles que Yo no fui Yo te aseguro que yo no fui Son puros cuentos de por ahi Tu me tienes que creer a mi Yo te lo juro que yo no fui. Si te vienen a...

12 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich -
Apr 21, 2014

When to start using Premium

Hi, I just purchased Premium. Before that, I have been working on the Rocket Spanish lessons that have been emailed to me. I just finished part 40. I have waiting in my inbox up to part 53. I have two questions. How many more parts are there, and should I finish all those before starting this...

13 replies - Last post by Diane-L21 -
Apr 19, 2014

News in Spanish

Las tremendas imágenes del incendio en la chilena Valparaíso (FOTOS) http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2014/04/13/incendio-valparaiso_n_5141284.html?utm_hp_ref=spain#slide=3611570

2 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
Apr 16, 2014

Schools that teach English

WHAT percentage of Spanish schools are teaching English to their students?

10 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Apr 12, 2014

San Diego Cruise for Spanish beginners in October 2014

Has anybody heard of Spanish at Sea based from San Diego California? There is a beginner's class Cruise from San Diego for 7 days in October 2014.

4 replies - Last post by Aurora Hemminger -
Apr 7, 2014

transcript for beginner's book?

I am more of a visual learner. Is there some way for me to get the transcript for the Beginners Book? Also, it is hard for me to follow along since the audio is kind of fast. I end up having to listen to the same thing a couple of times since I need to try to figure out how to write out the...

9 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Mar 13, 2014

places to visit

where is the best place to go

17 replies - Last post by Patrice-B -
Jan 18, 2014

Flamenco singing

My wife and I recently had a holiday in Fuengirola, Spain. We were lucky enough to see a local festival and came across a concert of traditional flamenco guitar. I play the guitar and was therefore really happy. However, the locals also had a few singers (all male)singing along with the...

22 replies - Last post by John-H11 -
Jan 15, 2014

Anyone familiar with Honduran idioms?

Hola, I'm traveling to Honduras in June 2014 to conduct medical clinics in rural areas. Is anyone familiar with word usage or idiomatic expressions unique to this country? Gracias. Felipe

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
Dec 9, 2013

una cartera

Can "una cartera" be used as a wallet, as well as a purse? Cheers

7 replies - Last post by victoria-rocket-spanish-tutor -
Nov 26, 2013

conocedero?

what is conocedero? what does it mean? expert?

4 replies - Last post by victoria-rocket-spanish-tutor -
Nov 26, 2013

Mauricio's Signature

"El que no aprende es porque no quiere" Literal translation (I think) is "He who does not learn is because he wants" no etiendo! jeje.

5 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

When to switch to informal

My Mexican friends at a local restaurant are quick to switch to informal but usually with other Mexicans. My secretary is Puerto Rican. She refuses to use anything other than the formal with me even though I have know her for years. Perhaps that is related to our positions at the office. My...

7 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

More Natural Verb Usage

Hi, I'm new to this program, but have been taking formal spanish classes in through my elementary/middle/high school years, and the thing that has bothered me for the longest time is that very few of my teachers have been native Spanish speakers, and I have a few questions about verbs, if I...

3 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
Jun 4, 2013

Problem accessing parts of Rocket Spanish website

Hello Webmaster! This is the message I get when I try and check posts since last visit Could not delete old search id sessions DEBUG MODE SQL Error : 1054 Unknown column 'search_time' in 'where clause' DELETE FROM rs_search_results WHERE search_time < 1170508043 Line :...

8 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

test

Hola, Everyone!!! Como estas? Grasias hehe i think i spelled that wrong

6 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

España

Voy a España en dos semanas para diez días. Mi vuelo salir el once de Marzo y voy a llegar en Madrid medio día, Sabado. Cuando yo exito la aeropuerta, voy a caminar por El Parque del Retiro, entonces, voy a comer cine. No sé dondé... Ayer, yo compré: una mochilla, un dario, un libro de...

14 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

I need help to translate something

Hi, I am giving a surprise to my future husband with our wedding invitation card, the original plan is to have it in English, but i would like to have it in Spanish too so that we can send it to his family in Argentina. Can someone help me to translate the text into Spanish? I will send the...

7 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

Argentina

I have heard rumor that the people in Argentina can be a bit arrogant and in other ways difficult. Is this true - or perhaps overstated. I would love to visit but if the folks are a bit unwelcoming it would negatively impact a visit. Thanks to anyone who has visited.

7 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

Feel ripped off

I don't know about anybody else ,but when you buy software from a site you have it on your hard drive and then you install it.Well I have to be on the internet to use this purchased software Can't use it without a connection to the net sometimes I I'm away from the net or don't want net. That...

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Jun 4, 2013

Anyone been to Colombia??

A co-worker spent two weeks in Madallin and told me he loved every minute of it. Of course I was curious about the crime situation, FARC, drug lords, kidnappings etc .... Basically he told me that the local government has done an excellent job in cleaning allot of that stuff up. It still...

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Jun 4, 2013

Greetings

My name is Umpaw, it has been over a year since I have used this Forum, and I just wanted to see if I can still use this Forum. My [email protected]

7 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

Downloading

I just purchased and trying to download. I saw a reference to a downloader file? but can't find it - do i have to download one file at a time??? I did download a few files and used "save" feature but Windows media mgr will not play??

9 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

what the meaning??..

what's tha meaning of "solamente tu" in english

3 replies - Last post by leen--6 -
Jun 4, 2013

SPANISH SPEAKING ORGANIZATIONS

Can you recommend any spanish organizations for social interaction to practice one-to-one conversation near the Houston area

9 replies - Last post by Mohammed-B1 -
Jun 4, 2013

Espanol para extranjeros en verano

Can you recommend a summer course in Spain, please? I've been to Malaga but this summer I'd like to change the location. Muchas gracias!

1 reply - Last post by tosh72 -
Jun 4, 2013

hola amigos!

To my friends at Rocket Spanish - I am sitting on the balcon of my hotel in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico writing this and looking at the ocean! Went on tours for the past few days, sampled lots of Tequilla, and explored the colonial town of San Sebastian. I haven"t studied much, but have...

9 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
Jun 4, 2013

The Spanish "R"

Anyone have any tips on pronouncing the "r" correctly? I know it's something to do with where the tongue is psitioned, but I just can't seem to get it right. And as for the trilled "r", I can't do that at all. Ideas anyone :?:

11 replies - Last post by jchamb -
Jun 4, 2013

Como dice el dicho

Hola todos, Miro un programa televisión en español se llama "Como dice el dicho" y lo disfruto mucho. En un episodio el dicho fue "El hambre me tira pero el orgullo me levanta" ¿Cual es el significado en inglés? Saludos, Rich

2 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich -
Jul 30, 2012

Cross cultural relationships

Okay, maybe this isn't the right kind of question to post here, but does anyone have any information on having a cross cultural relationship with a guy (or girl) from a Latin culture? I ask 'cause lots of friends I know are dating Mexican guys, and people keep saying that you gotta watch out...

31 replies - Last post by robinsalsman -
Jul 16, 2012

Mexican Cuisine - Cocina Mexicana

I recently visited Tulum on the Yucatan peninsula, followed by Los Angeles. I love spicy Mexian dishes. In particular, I ate at a Mexican restaurant in LA which served salmon with a spicy green chili type of sauce. I live in Italy and cannot normally buy Mexican spices. However, I have been able...

5 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca -
Sep 12, 2011

50 U.S .States?

I don't think so Esther. There are only 50 states.

3 replies - Last post by kless001 -
Mar 5, 2011

Studying in a Spanish country

I am currently trying to study abroad in the upcoming spring semester through my college in Virginia, US. I am going to not only learn about the culture and history of the country, but I also would like to improve my spanish so that I may be fluent. I would like to hear any personal experiences...

1 reply - Last post by Janet-D -
Feb 20, 2011

Spain vs. Mexico

I have just purchased Rocket Language Spanish. I am surprised to see in lesson one the journey through Spain. Is this course for European Spanish? I thought it was Latin American Spanish. I'm taking this course in preparation for trips into Mexico. Have I made a mistake????

7 replies - Last post by Bubba -
Jan 11, 2011

Anyone ever use this forum anymore?

I was wondering if anyone even bothers to use this forum anymore as I never see anything new from staff, or members. I am interested in tring to start a group for people, that would be interested in doing voice chat via yahoo messneger or something like that, to have a venue to use my new...

18 replies - Last post by nohablo -
Nov 28, 2010

About You Board

Just wondering, why is there a place to write "About You" things, when members do not have permission to post on it?

7 replies - Last post by Bubba -
Oct 23, 2010

Studying Spanish in Chile

I will be going to Chile in November. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good spanish immersion school? There seem to be at least 20 in Santiago alone. Does anyone know of any good schools in Valparaiso or Iquique? Nora.

0 replies - Last post by Nora -
Sep 18, 2010

newsletters

ANywhere one can pickup missing newsletters? I got no. 20 and recently 22...but no 21?

0 replies - Last post by preben -
Sep 8, 2010

Republic of Panama

Hi, I purchased the Rocket Spanish program because I am moving to Panama within the next two years. I was born in David (my mom, a Swede, and my dad, a Panameno, met while attending college in Boston, married, moved there) . My parents divorced when I was three and my mom moved back to...

3 replies - Last post by nu2this2 -
Aug 19, 2010

Certificates and the CECRL scale

Dear all, I'm currently learning spanish on your website. Globally satisfied, no problem. I Appreciate the vocab list software update(Abc). I'am an english teacher and I'd like to know if the certificates given at the end of the lessons are correlated to the CECRL. If so, do you have a document...

2 replies - Last post by BOBSPONGE -
Aug 17, 2010

learning Spanish in Chile

Hi I'm an Aussie trying to learn Spanish in Chile anyone want to study togeather...??? if your in Chile or maybe you want to improve your English while I learn Spanish....cheers Lindsay

0 replies - Last post by Lindsay1 -
Aug 4, 2010

CANARIES VS ESPANA AND ACCENT DIFFERENCES

HOLA MI AMIGAS, IS THERE A RIVALRY OR POLITICAL ISSUES BETWEEN THE CANARIES AND SPAIN,BY THAT I MEAN,DO THE CANARIES WANT TO BE SEEN AS A COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES IN THEIR OWN RIGHT,NOT ATTACHED TO SPAIN,I SUPPOSE,IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS SCOTLAND{WHERE I AM FROM!} WANT TO BE SEPERATE FROM...

3 replies - Last post by chaz -
Jul 18, 2010

Flowers

Hola todos! I have a friend in Guadalajara, Mexico, and I want to send her flowers for her birthday. While I know she likes roses, I do remember her saying that she had a favorite flower. I did not write it down right away but I remember it being something like "gerrimo". Does...

2 replies - Last post by JasonNFlorida -
Jul 8, 2010

lesson 1.2 learning the "d" sound

hi im still new to this and i had trouble with getting this sound right in lesson 1.2 i think it is? when maricio says "de dondre eres?" and "encantado" the d sounds either like a "th" sound or a "v" sound? can anyone help me with how you say the...

4 replies - Last post by nohablo -
Jun 27, 2010

Nicaragua

I'm studying spanish because I intend to travel to Nicaragua next year. Is anyone planning to be there in March 2011? Let me know. Por Favor My e mail address is [email protected]

0 replies - Last post by Supreme1 -
May 26, 2010

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