Spanish - Culture and Travel

Learning more about the culture and the places you can use your new language skills is all part of your learning adventure. If you’re looking for some extra cultural tips or you have an experience to share, welcome! You can browse the topics, do a search in the top right corner of this page, or start a new conversation. Don’t be shy!

Studying Spanish in Antigua, Guatemala

Hi there, I am wondering if someone could recommend the 3 best Spanish Language schools in Antigua, Guatemala. Is anyone familiar with the BridgeAbroad Program in Antigua, Guatemala? Thanks Ita

6 replies - Last post by neckstrom - May 20, 2008

Speech Therapy

Well, I've been practicing trilling my "rr's" and I've had completely no success. I've tried zillions of different methods with nothing to be proud of. Every time I try practicing trilling my "rr's", I end up feeling more frustrated and eventually I get a...

4 replies - Last post by nohablo - May 15, 2008

Spanish Speaking DVDs

where can i find American made movies that are in Spanish? if anybody knows, list some websites or stores here. Cheers

5 replies - Last post by nohablo - May 15, 2008

Downloading the Rocket Spanish Games

I can't figure out how to access/download the games. Can somebody help? Thanks.

3 replies - Last post by ritakj - May 4, 2008

Level 2 of Rocket Spanish course

Does anyone know if a Pdf. book came with the level 2 of the Rocket Spanish course? I know one came with the first one but not sure if there's one with the second level or not. muchos gracias todas

0 replies - Last post by (deleted) - April 29, 2008

Medical Spanish

Anyone have any good resources to expand RocketSpanish to practicing medical Spanish?

1 reply - Last post by nohablo - April 27, 2008

Spanish Course Hard Drive Backup

What is the best way to back up the Spanish Course I have downloaded to my hard drive?

1 reply - Last post by nohablo - April 23, 2008

Hola! from New Student

Greetings from the Lone Star State! I'm just getting started with the course, having made numerous other attempts over the years to learn Spanish; full-time work and "life" issues seem to always have pulled me away from my studies, but I'm retiring in ...

6 replies - Last post by Loriann - April 16, 2008

Studying 2 Languages At A Time!

¡Hola! ¿Como están todos? Is anybody here on this forum studying 2 languages at a time? So I'm guessing Spanish (espero que si) and any other language. If anyone here is, what are your suggestions for studying more than one language at a time? How m...

7 replies - Last post by Loriann - April 13, 2008

Newsletter content

Hello everyone, I just have a quick question. After signing up for the free trial subscription, I decided to purchase the full version of Rocket Spanish. I foolishly assumed that the Newsletter for the full version contained only links to the next less...

0 replies - Last post by tyler_erickson - April 4, 2008

Easiest way to learn a new language

Hola a todos. Well, I've finally found it--the key to learning Spanish. It's in a book entitled _Bastard Tongues _ by linguist Derek Bickerton that was reviewed in today's Washington Post Book World. Here's the key passage: "Most of the Spanish I sp...

0 replies - Last post by nohablo - March 30, 2008

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 - March 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 - February 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 ab...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - January 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 co...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - January 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 in...

2 replies - Last post by dthf90210 - January 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 an...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - January 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 ...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - January 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 "smartp...

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


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 ...

2 replies - Last post by Justin07 - November 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 - October 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 cou...

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


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 transla...

2 replies - Last post by taalibeen - August 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 som...

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


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 cours...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - August 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 - August 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 . Thank you. Neil.

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


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 i...

2 replies - Last post by Mauricio - July 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 - July 4, 2007

Audio Dialogs in PDF Format?

Jusst curious. It would be nice if they were.

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - June 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 - June 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 it big? is it worth to shoot??? is there anybody here who know some informations about there..* ...

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


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...

1 reply - Last post by vainita - April 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 i...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - February 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 te...

0 replies - Last post by sharonita - January 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 - January 16, 2007

Embarrassing Moments

Embarassing moments. I've had my share from making mistakes. Check out these: ¡Qué chistoso!

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


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

2 replies - Last post by landlady - January 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 - December 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 - December 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 sect...

5 replies - Last post by Antonio - December 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 opini...

27 replies - Last post by Johan1FS - December 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 - November 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 ...

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


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 a...

4 replies - Last post by Coupster - November 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 ...

1 reply - Last post by Mauricio - October 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 Lat...

25 replies - Last post by Alan-LaCala - October 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 - October 22, 2006

hello there

hey ppl just joined this site, just like to say hello to 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 differe...

8 replies - Last post by daveyboy - October 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 enj...

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

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