Spanish - Culture and Travel

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Wiracocha Spanish School, Cusco Peru

Hi there, Does anybody have experience of the Wiracocha Spanish School in Cusco, Peru? Thanks, Johan

1 reply - Last post by AuroraSky -
Mar 7, 2008

English-Spanish Electronic Translator

Does anybody have any good suggestions for a good English-Spanish electronic dictionary/translator? I'm looking for a good one, but also for a pretty reasonable price. What is everybody else using? Please let me know.

1 reply - Last post by Antonio -
Feb 3, 2008

Study/Work Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

For 6 months I had the amazing opportunity to work and live in Buenos Aires. I gained valuable work experience as well as was able to practice my spanish! I lived in the west of Grand Buenos Aires in a pretty surburb called Ramos Mejia. The great thing about Ramos Mejia was that there weren’t...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Jan 3, 2008

The New Zealand influence

After listening to some of the Rocket Spanish Audio Book, I just had to ask this question. Did Mauricio learn English in New Zealand? Does he live in NZ? Right from day one of getting into this I kept seeing NZ references. Customer support made a comment about NZ perspectives, then sent me...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Jan 3, 2008

Audio Books

Is this forum dead? Anyone out there? I would like to buy some bilingual AUDIO books (with full English translations). It would be nice to hear the pronunciation. Anyone have a link to a site that sells bilingual (Enlish - Spanish) audio books? I'm interested in anything from children's...

2 replies - Last post by dthf90210 -
Jan 3, 2008

Barron's / FSI

As a supplement Rocket Spanish, I recently bought Barron's Mastering Spanish Levels One and Two (which are based on FSI 1 and 2) to complement FSI 3 and 4 that I received with my LSLC purchase. Does anyone know how I can obtain the text of Barron's One and Two (and/or FSI 1 and 2) in...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Jan 3, 2008

Language Learning Strategy

The following is my planned strategy, which I am partially into, for learning Spanish. I am a beginner. Any comments or suggestions for other products, etc., would be appreciated. I can allocate about 40 minutes per night, Monday through Thursday. On each of Saturday and Sunday I can...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Jan 3, 2008

Reading .PDF books in Acrobat Reader for Palm OS?

Hola Mauricio, Are the Level I course books compatible with Adobe's Acrobat Reader for Palm? The ability to place this entire course on my PDA (a Palm TX) would greatly increase my daily study time. Surely I'm not the only one? :-) PDA and "smartphone" compatibility might easily attract...

3 replies - Last post by nohablo -
Dec 14, 2007

Futbol

Hello- I am new to RS, having just started the course a few days ago. I feel a little overwhelmed, but am very enthusiastic and feel sure that if I apply myself I'll make progress. I want to learn Spanish primarily because of my love of futbol. Since moving to New York, I find I have several...

2 replies - Last post by Justin07 -
Nov 5, 2007

Spanish rock bands

I want to discover and listen to Spanish rock music. Any one know where I can find some bands to listen too? My favorite (english speaking) bands are Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Incubus. Thanks.

2 replies - Last post by taalibeen -
Oct 16, 2007

1.7 Traveling on Schedule

i am having a very hard time remembering some of these phrases "when does it arrive" and "when do we arrive"? why is one "Cuando llegamos" and "Cuando llega"? also "we have to leave".... what does "Tenemos que salir" acutally translate to so maybe i could remember it for more than an hour? ...

9 replies - Last post by nohablo -
Sep 6, 2007

hi

is ¿Tienes hermanos? and ¿Tiene hermanos? the same thing? i ask because one is in the interactive audio course text and the other is in the conversation course book. i just wanted to make sure there the same thing because they each have the same translation. CHEERS :D

2 replies - Last post by taalibeen -
Aug 30, 2007

ayuda por favor!

I worked at an international center for Girl Scouts in Cuernavaca, Mexico, that hosted girls from around the world for two-week sessions. One of my co-workers was from England and didn't speak a lick of Spanish and was terribly worried about offending someone, but I finally talked her into...

3 replies - Last post by C_Norita -
Aug 23, 2007

Hola!

I'm on lesson 1.5 as of right now and enjoying it very much. lets say i would be visiting Mexico in the next couple months, which interactive audio lessons would be best to listen to, to make my way around? And how do I use the interactive audio courses with the grammar books and mega games?...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Aug 22, 2007

what does diego translate to

ola, can someone tell me what diego translates into in english,is it david,this is really bugging me,also,when you address a male as don,does this mean father or something else,once again,mil gracias y besos xxxxxxxx

6 replies - Last post by C_Norita -
Aug 21, 2007

Can someone ID the music in this clip for me?

It's beautiful... i am unable to translate enough of the lyrics to do a lyric search on it. Any help would be appreciated . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCC8mlXadPg Thank you. Neil.

2 replies - Last post by themaze -
Aug 8, 2007

DIGITAL MP4 PLAYER, UP FOR GRABS. BE QUICK!!!

Hello guys, I was just thinking that it would be really cool to have actual Video testimonials from some of our Rocket Spanish students out there on our main page. And I know there are a lot of people out there very happy with Rocket Spanish and how it has helped them learn Spanish. So, here...

2 replies - Last post by Mauricio -
Jul 23, 2007

I'll be right back

How would I say this in Spanish? To put it in context, I may be having a drink with someone and need to leave for a minute, or maybe standing at a co-workers desk and need to leave. Thanks!

2 replies - Last post by C_Norita -
Jul 4, 2007

Audio Dialogs in PDF Format?

Jusst curious. It would be nice if they were.

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Jun 27, 2007

Search Mechanism Is Working At Last!

Hola a todos. I'm delighted to report that the Rocket Spanish forum's "search" feature, which had not been working for many months, has now been fixed!! ¡El buscador del foro funciona bien! ¡Pruebenlo! :D

0 replies - Last post by nohablo -
Jun 20, 2007

I will come Spain..And one question:)

*2 weeks later i will be in Barcelona with our camera team.... * * :wink: And we will shoot some interesting place.. and also i want to see fc museum..is it big? is it worth to shoot??? is there anybody here who know some informations about there..* *voila this...

1 reply - Last post by elif -
May 9, 2007

MEGA AUDIO

I am experiencing problems with the Mega Audio game. I notice that someone else on the forum has been having the same problem. I get a word correct and then the word is repeated on the next page without the right caption. I too have deleted the program and reinstalled but am still having the...

1 reply - Last post by vainita -
Apr 29, 2007

Help with translation

Hi, I am a Rotarian and will be hosting some guest from Argentina. At weekly Rotary meetings we say something called "the four way test". I would really like to practice before they get here. I think this would make my guest more comfortable if someone in our club could say the words...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Feb 15, 2007

Teaching ESL

:? I am teaching ESL for the first time. I am using this course to help me communicate with my students. But also, i'm trying to use it to do my lesson plans except using it backwards: spanish to english. Can anyone help me with suggestions in teaching the sounds that are not said in...

0 replies - Last post by sharonita -
Jan 21, 2007

Hijacking of Rocket

Both the Forum and the main site appeared to be hijacked for about 2 weeks. Whenever I tried to access them I was taken to another site with links to commercial spanish resources, but not Rocket. Did anyone else experience this? Alan

9 replies - Last post by C_Norita -
Jan 16, 2007

Embarrassing Moments

Embarassing moments. I've had my share from making mistakes. Check out these: http://spanish.about.com/od/tipsforlearningspanish/a/embarrass.htm?nl=1. ¡Qué chistoso!

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Jan 15, 2007

Holidays

Hey, can anyone tell me *when* and *how long *school holdiays are in Spain? Cheers.

2 replies - Last post by landlady -
Jan 8, 2007

El Bien Esquivo

Hay una película de Perú que se llama "El Bien Esquivo." ¿Cómo se traduce este título?

2 replies - Last post by ElMacho -
Dec 29, 2006

Is there an audio download for the segundo course?

Do ya'll have an audio download for the second, or more advanced course? If not, will this be a possibility for the future?

1 reply - Last post by Antonio -
Dec 18, 2006

Hola =P

I'm HomeSchooled and using RocketSpanish as my requiered 2 years of a foreign language for highschool... :mrgreen: I took a few "lessons" with a friend of mine about 2 years ago and I've forgotten so much... :? But after reading the first section things are starting to come back!...

5 replies - Last post by Antonio -
Dec 11, 2006

My Approach

** This was my response to a question: Several people thought it was a good idea so I'm posting it here for those who may have missed it. May you find it helpful ** Here's my approach: 1) CONCENTRATE ON LISTENING SKILLS. Spanish, in my opinion, has a naturally quicker pace and...

27 replies - Last post by Johan1FS -
Dec 6, 2006

Spanish Character Keyboard??

Does anyone know how to get Spanish characters on my keyboard or purchase of an auxiliary Spanish only keyboard. ....recommendations? Tom

10 replies - Last post by Johan1FS -
Nov 30, 2006

Is a word list for Megavocab available?

I want to add a number of ecclesiastical words to the Megavocab game (I'm a pastor). It would be a big help to be able to get a listing of all the words which are already in the game to avoid duplications. Since the words come up randomly, it's hard to know exactly what words the program come...

0 replies - Last post by pastorbk -
Nov 21, 2006

Tomar???

I have recently aquired the Rocket Spanish as a download. I am new to Spanish (Castillian). On one of the lessons it gives the sentence "Quiero algo para tomar" "I want something to drink". Is tomar a Latin American word for drink and not castillian Spanish word for...

4 replies - Last post by Coupster -
Nov 2, 2006

mega vocab

I am having some trouble with mega vocab I get an option correct ie pez and on the next page it says pez again even though there is no picture of a fish so whatever answer I give it will be wrong and I have to go through all six cards,It is doing this at random with quite a few words. I have...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio -
Oct 31, 2006

How useful is Rocket Spanish if you know un poco?

Hola. I've been trying to learn Spanish (primarily spoken Latin-American Spanish) for several months. I know un poco, but much less than I'd like. I can read Spanish better than I can speak or understand, mostly because I have studied French and Latin. I came across the Rocket Spanish...

25 replies - Last post by Alan-LaCala -
Oct 29, 2006

rolling the r + rr

I am still unable to roll my r's. I heard that school kids are given certain exercises to enable them to do this. Can you help?

4 replies - Last post by taalibeen -
Oct 22, 2006

hello there

hey ppl just joined this site, just like to say hello to everybody..so hello everybody... :D i bought the full version of rocket spanish yesterday, i had a good look at it.. everything works ok with it, but its latin american spanish.! there is a difference with the L.A [spanish] & the...

8 replies - Last post by daveyboy -
Oct 7, 2006

A beginner....and visiting Majorca next week (or Mallorca)

Hola, Como te va? I've slowly been going through the Rocket Spanish Beginners book, audio lessons and Conversation guide and I'm starting to slowly progress through this fantastic course. I've been studying for a few weeks now and must say I'm really enjoying the challenge of learning a new...

0 replies - Last post by Maff -
Oct 4, 2006

Do I get written as well as audio spanish with the course?

Hi, I'm very interested in signing up for Rocket Spanish, but I was wondering whether I would get written language, vocabulary, grammar etc as well as all the audio stuff, as I would like to find a course that shows me the written form of what I'm listening too as I personally find this a good...

1 reply - Last post by Antonio -
Jul 28, 2006

Study in Costa Rica

Last year I went to a school in the town of Orosi in Costa Rica. The Montaña Linda school is also a youth hostel. I went with my two sons for a couple of weeks and we had a great time. The teaching was quite good and the whole trip including the classes was a real bargain. The link is...

1 reply - Last post by haze2 -
Jul 3, 2006

The four CD's

Hi, my name is Jillian and I am new to Rocket Spanish. I am excited about learning Spanish and cannot wait to get started. I have just one question (so far) in relation to the four CD's. I purchased the online version of Rocket Spanish and noticed that there are four CD's that can be...

2 replies - Last post by Mauricio -
Jun 26, 2006

Snails are an insult?

I was joking with a friend that I had a saying on one of my flashcards that she could use on her husband as a joke, " Eras tan lento como un caracol". She has informed me that referring to anyone in Mexico as a snail is high insult and just not done. Although, she used baboso as =...

9 replies - Last post by -
May 1, 2006

Learning Spanish in India

Hi! I am Aloke from calcutta, India. I have started learning Spanish since last 4-5 months.I really love the language and the enormous variety & the nuances it offers.I have enrolled in a language school although I do much more at home as there are no dearth of resources on the net.I have...

1 reply - Last post by nohablo -
May 1, 2006

Idea behind the audio

I love the idea behind the audio lessons in this course. You hear a conversation, then the conversation is explained in detail line by line. Ever since I decided to learn Spanish I thought there should be a course like this. The idea came to me when I was watching the Spanish track on my Harry...

3 replies - Last post by Martin1 -
May 1, 2006

Things to do in Ourense

Hola,......I hope this is the correct forum to post this question. I will be visiting Ourense, Spain, soon and wondered if anyone could advise me as to places of interest. I ask this because despite much searching all I could find was one obscure reference to hot springs. I have tried...

3 replies - Last post by Antonio -
Apr 30, 2006

A couple of quick questions

Cómo se dice (informal): "It was very nice seeing you again" (o "It was very nice to see you again") en español? When one says "It was..." in that sense (eg, in the sentence, "It was an eventful day."), does one use era or estar? My best attempt...

0 replies - Last post by Martin1 -
Apr 30, 2006

At what point should I take a 2 week immersion course?

Hola, At what point in my studies in Rocket Spanish will I benefit most in taking a 2 week immersion course in a Latin American country? I plan on being extremely comfortable in knowing the subject matter of the lessons before moving on to the next lesson. I’m looking to create a goal for...

1 reply - Last post by taalibeen -
Apr 25, 2006

LSLC

I know that there are a number of us who bought LSLC as well as Rocket Spanish and therefore visit both forums. I haven't been able to get logged on there for a couple of weeks. Now, the forum isn't even accessible. I have e-mailed Patrick a number of times but he hasn't even bothered to...

2 replies - Last post by nailteach -
Apr 22, 2006

Is this the right kind of spanish for me?

I found this site and I'm so excited to order it! But before I do, is this Spanish more based from Spain? My fiance is from Mexico, so I'm trying to learn Spanish that he will understand? Is this the right product for me?

2 replies - Last post by knezz -
Apr 21, 2006

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