Spanish - Vocab
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What is the difference between "tal vez" and "quizas"?
1 reply - Last post by ricardo-rich - June 7, 2020
Ways of saying 'How'
Lesson 4.3 Two ways of saying 'how' - Como & En que. Can someone explain the difference please.
2 replies - Last post by Alice101 - May 14, 2020
Bien and bueno
Please clarify the use and meaning of bien versus bueno. Gracias.
1 reply - Last post by ricardo-rich - April 20, 2020
Flach Card Sound
Do flash cards have a sound element so you hear the word when you click on it? I'm not finding such a feature that must be there... Thanks, George
1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 8, 2020
Beg. Book says has FULL AUDIO
Hi, where can I find and download a full audio for the "Beginner's Book which I've purchased?
1 reply - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - December 27, 2019
I'm I gonna get this?
I am very concerned that I may not get this. It's only my 4th day, I was just concerned that my progress is very slow.
19 replies - Last post by Alice101 - November 21, 2019
I can’t recite a word for correction on my iPad. The mic icon is grayed out.
1 reply - Last post by Alice101 - November 20, 2019
7.1 Introduction to the Family - capitalization question
In 7.1 Introduction to the Family, we have this sentence: Hablas Español muy bien. Should it be español, i.e., in lower case?
1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - June 18, 2019
lesson 6.7 - possible typo
Although it is technically correct, I wonder if the following contains a typo. A ella le encanta pasar por las huertas botánicas. I suspect what was meant was the following, changing pasar for pasear. A ella le encanta pasear por las huertas botánicas...
1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - June 10, 2019
error in translation 5.9 Stem Changing Verbs in the Present
5.9 Stem Changing Verbs in the Present Usted quiere You (formal) begin
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - April 30, 2019
A friend in Buenos Aires said ''le cargué la sube para el colectivo''...Does she mean she paid for her pass for the bus ? In dictionary Americanismos I can't find CARGAR and SUBE in this contesxt
1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 - November 13, 2018
Spanish frequency lists (most common words)?
Anybody know of Spanish frequency lists 500 words or longer, with translation included? I.e. lists of the most common Spanish words. I tried to search this forum but could not find an answer. The lists I've found online only have the Spanish version and t...
0 replies - Last post by AnnaG - November 11, 2018
Y la ruleta paga...
Escuché esa expresión en un episodio de “Doctor Who”. Ya que no había subtítulos, no pude entender la significación exacta (à parte del sentido general). En cambio, otra que pude: - ¡Justo en el blanco! – Right between the eyes!
3 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - October 13, 2018
Where is it?
Does anyone know where I can find the 300 most common Spanish words?
0 replies - Last post by Jameekka - October 10, 2018
Increíble. Tuve que hacer una pausa en la lección de hoy y repetir esta palabra unas cincuenta veces para que llegue a pronunciarla correctamente en una frase - ¡y parece tan fácil!
2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - August 10, 2018
What's the difference?
I am confuesed about the difference between 'gentes' in refrence to people and 'personas'. Can someone help me out? شكران
7 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - August 10, 2018
I am having on going problems with the pronunciation of "chévere!" when I use record. Any tips!!
6 replies - Last post by PaulB59 - June 22, 2018
How will we know if we are pronouncing the words correctly?
3 replies - Last post by PaulB59 - June 22, 2018
What/where is Beginners Vocab Supplement 6?
In the Spanish Lession 2.1 it says to find other activities in the "beginners vocab supplement 6", where do I find this? Is that separate than the online work? Thanks!
1 reply - Last post by PaulB59 - June 22, 2018
how to save a flashcard
How do you save a flashcard to my flashcards?
0 replies - Last post by Manson - June 18, 2018
oír vs. escuchar, ver vs. mirar
- ¿Te das cuenta que estoy tratando de oír música? (Los Años Maravillosos) - No veas hacia atrás o te convertirás en un pilar de sal. (Travelogue) Interesante. En los dos casos, habría utilizado el otro verbo (escuchar en vez de oír y mirar en vez de ve...
6 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - June 8, 2018
Está siendo un poco pasado al hablarte de esa forma, ¿no?
y la frase siguiente en el curso es: - Bueno, hemos pesado por mucho en las últimas cuatro horas, déjame contarte Creo que invirtieron pasar et pesar. [Acabo de escuchar el audio que es correcto - es sólo lo que es escrito.]
1 reply - Last post by the-hefay - May 29, 2018
Is there a way to selectively organize "My Vocab" lists?
I find the "My Vocab" lists very useful. But as these lists get longer, they start to become unwieldy without some way of organizing them into folders. Is this possible? Or do the lists just become longer and longer as I add new words. Thanks
5 replies - Last post by Chris7650 - May 20, 2018
printing custom flashcards
when i go to print a custom flashcard category, not all of the words show up for print. any ideas??? gotta love the flashcards. nice to be able to print and carry them around for quick reference anytime/anywhere.
0 replies - Last post by Robert3934 - May 13, 2018
Add audio to flashcards?
Flashcard tool is extremely useful. Is there a way to add audio to the flashcards I create? Gracias! Cristóbol
1 reply - Last post by Ramsey-P - May 7, 2018
imperfectivo de subjuntivo
In Planning a trip - the sentence "Me gustaria que fueramos con ellos." Why imperfectivo de subjuntivo? Would the future or present tense not be more appropriate? Me gusta que iremos con ellos.
2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - April 29, 2018
Manual, bulk, import from vocabulary.....please explain each one of these and how to best use them in flashcards gracias, RCM
0 replies - Last post by Robert3934 - April 17, 2018
Flash Cards Lost Functionality
Three days ago access to my Custom Flash Cards was not possible. Now the access has returned, but the functionality of the program is much degraded. Will this be corrected? Am I the only person affected by this? Previously there were five categories for e...
3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - April 6, 2018
My Custom Flashcards Not Accessible
As of about 12:30 am New York time March 12 it became impossible for me to access my Custom Flashcards. A two page error message followed, starting with "members.flashcard.settings.top not found". The same thing happened on my PC with the Chrome browser a...
0 replies - Last post by tomwardtokyo - March 12, 2018
Creating flash cards
I am having difficulty finding out how to create custom flash cards. Can I take words from the various flash cards I have already practiced and create a new set, or do I have to go back to that lesson and practice the words I missed?
2 replies - Last post by Rodney-J - August 12, 2017
How many of the 300 words should I know before I move on? I got about 2/3 of them right the first time through. What is recommended for learning the rest of them? Drilling with the flash cards?
1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 - July 26, 2017
Great flashcard collections
Hi here are some of my favorite flashcard collections: https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/spanish/flashcard/collection/5321/play https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/spanish/flashcard/collection/5656/play https://members.rocketlanguages.c...
3 replies - Last post by Joseph1680 - July 14, 2017
'cual' is it a what or a which?
lesson 1.5 is where i first encountered it and noted it as a 'what'. It re-occurred in lesson 3.5 as a 'which'. which or what is it?? ayudame!! por favor!
4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - March 26, 2017
Hi, I've been wanting to create a post about the Spanish alphabet for some time now and , here it is! Aa ,Bb ,Cc , CH ch, Dd, Ee/Èè, Ff , Gg , Hh ,Ii ,Jj ,Kk , Ll , LL ,Mm ,Nn , Ññ ,Oo ,Pp ,Qq ,Rr ,RR ,Ss , Tt ,Uu , Vv ,Ww ,Xx ,Yy , Zz! for more go...
1 reply - Last post by KelllaurBailar - March 16, 2017
How do you create flash cards?
How do you create flash cards? I go to the page and nothing is highlighted for me to start.
3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - March 15, 2017
Hi, I can't create custom flashcard collections I know where the page to do it is but it's blank and I can't do anything on that page. Can you help me? Thanks a lot
1 reply - Last post by Alan-L1 - March 6, 2017
Spanish Level 1 Tests
¡Hola! Can anyone tell me whether the level tests include the survival guides, or whether they only cover the lessons? In other words, for Level 1 Module 1, would the test only cover 1.1 to 1.12? Gracias.
3 replies - Last post by Matthew-H68 - March 4, 2017
There seems to be no sound on the FlashCards. How do I turn it on? I have the toggle ON.
2 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - February 18, 2017
- Ándale, Miguel, ayúdale al muchacho. - Go ahead, Miguel, help the boy. I just came across this word in the Spanish Travelogue course and it instantly sounded familiar. Speedy Gonzales! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOvyRjVQLjE Nice to know that the ...
3 replies - Last post by the-hefay - February 13, 2017
Necesitaremos conseguir un doctor para que te pueda dar una inyección antitetánica.
We’ll need to get to a doctor so he can give you an anti-tetanus shot. This is from lesson 10.4 in the Spanish Travelogue course. I've always heard "médico" instead of "doctor" and "poner una inyeccion" instead of "dar una inyeccion". So this phrase soun...
3 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - January 27, 2017
Is the sexual meaning for 'coger' used in any other country than Mexico?
2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - December 22, 2016
difference between soy and estoy
Hello everyone! This is probably a simple question because I am only up to lesson 1.4, but what is the difference between using soy and estoy? Amy said "soy" means "I'm" and I've noticed she uses it in reference to occupation and where you are from, and ...
9 replies - Last post by David K - December 17, 2016
I came across this phrase watching a video yesterday. The context was a "cool" invitation/threat from one person to another along the lines of... - Try me - Mess with me (well, the exact expression in English that comes to mind would not be appropriate to...
2 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - November 28, 2016
Does Anyone Else Say This?
Recently I was practicing asking for someone's number (¿Puedo tener tu número de teléfono?). I thought I should try asking for the cell and not the landline. So I said, ¿Puedo tener el número de tu celléfono? Then I realized it sounded really stupid. I d...
4 replies - Last post by David K - October 27, 2016
el cabello vs el pelo
Hello, What is the difference between el pelo and el cabello? Which one is used for hair (of the head)? Are they synonyms or there is a distinction between hair and the hair?
4 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - October 24, 2016
Are gafas and lentes synonyms?
What is the difference between gafas and lentes?
4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - September 22, 2016
Health & illness in German
Words & expressions for health , sickness , body parts please
2 replies - Last post by David K - September 13, 2016
Health & illness in German
Words & expressions for health , sickness , body parts please
0 replies - Last post by arthur-morphett - September 13, 2016
Llamas, una palabra nueva
Hola a todos, While reading a book today, with a dictionary and the Big Red Book at hand, the word llamas was used . The second person familiar conjugation of llamar made no sense within the context of the story and I found that the noun llamas means ...
4 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - July 14, 2016
words from the course how to access a singlke word
WHEN I WANT TO HEAR AN INDIVIDUAL WORD SPOKEN eg dijimos and dimos where is the course can i access these individual pronuciations ? i think it was/used to be at the start on the left by licking into a category . help please Richard Jervis
0 replies - Last post by Richard-J47 - July 13, 2016