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How will we know if we are pronouncing the words correctly? 

2 replies - Last post by yademas -
Feb 19, 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 -
Aug 12, 2017

Vocabulary

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 -
Jul 26, 2017

Great flashcard collections

Hi here are  some of my favorite flashcard...

3 replies - Last post by Joseph1680 -
Jul 14, 2017

Pronunciation

I am having on going problems with the pronunciation of "chévere!" when I use record. Any tips!!

5 replies - Last post by Brittany--107 -
Apr 11, 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 -
Mar 26, 2017

spanish alphabet!

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 -
Mar 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 -
Mar 15, 2017

flashcard set

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...

1 reply - Last post by Alan-L1 -
Mar 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 Brittany--107 -
Mar 4, 2017

FlashCard sound

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 -
Feb 18, 2017

¡Ándale!

- 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 investment made watching all those...

3 replies - Last post by the-hefay -
Feb 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 sounds a bit "spanglish" to me. Has...

3 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Jan 27, 2017

coger

Is the sexual meaning for 'coger' used in any other country than Mexico?

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Dec 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 "estoy" for "I am" usually with a verb...

9 replies - Last post by David K -
Dec 17, 2016

Búscame

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 write here...) I wasn't able to...

2 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Nov 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 didn't know how to say "cell...

4 replies - Last post by David K -
Oct 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 -
Oct 24, 2016

Are gafas and lentes synonyms?

What is the difference between gafas and lentes?

4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Sep 22, 2016

Health & illness in German

Words & expressions for health , sickness , body parts please

2 replies - Last post by David K -
Sep 13, 2016

Health & illness in German

Words & expressions for health , sickness , body parts please

0 replies - Last post by arthur-morphett -
Sep 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 flames. Perhaps others know this...

4 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jul 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 -
Jul 13, 2016

Work book

I recently began Level 1 of the Spanish course.  During a number of the audios there are references to a workbook (e.g., see Section XX of the workbook).  I don't see anything about a workbook in the main panel.  Can someone explain what these references relate to? Thanks, Wayne

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jun 22, 2016

Certificates

When a lesson is completed or someone spends time learning Spanish is there a way to track how many hours a person has spent on the program?  Or does the user receive a certificate that can be printed to show proficiency?  I'm curious.

5 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jun 2, 2016

My Vocab

With this new update, I can't find any of my words i saved in MyVocab. It only list the most recent

8 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jun 2, 2016

Sí, yo habría ido a la luna (pero no me preguntaron).

Yes, I would've gone to the moon [but they didn't ask me]. This phrase comes from lesson 20.7. Shouldn't the verb here be "pidieron"?  

6 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Apr 1, 2016

Consigo

Encontré esta palabra en un libro esta mañana. Estoy acostumbrado a ver “contigo” et “conmigo”, pero es la primera vez que he visto “consigo”. ¿Se cayó en desuso? Porque normalmente se dice “con él” ou “con ella”.  

5 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Mar 15, 2016

The meaning of "remate" as a football term.

When in Spain recently I watched a lot of English Premiership and  Spanish La Liga  football matches on Spanish television. The word "remate" was repeatedly used when the ball was around the opposition side's penalty area. Can someone please explain what this means in English? Thank you.

3 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Jan 18, 2016

Elegir vs. Escoger?

- Buena idea, Amy. Aunque los dos sabemos a quién vas a elegir. Interesting. In the "Know It!" section, I translated this phrase using escoger instead of the given elegir. Curious, I Google translated both words and both came up with "to choose". There must be some subtle difference in meaning...

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jan 6, 2016

introduction

in lesson 7.1 Mauricio introduces Amy to his younger "menor" sister " hermana" .  Amy says hola as she is speaking to Pamela And says Cuantos anos tiene? I don't understand it as how old is she but how many anos have you or you have. It is worded so that it sounds like she is speaking to Pamela...

4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Dec 25, 2015

pronunciation

Are all the R's pronounced  with the sound of D as in the word naranja, the color orange. nadanja

5 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Dec 21, 2015

Pronoun Use

I do not understand the use of Le in the following sentence:  ?Le pagaste a Luis por el café? Can anyone help ?

6 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich -
Dec 2, 2015

lesson 6.4

What determines,when to use vosotros or tu , in saying you tell it to me.

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 -
Nov 14, 2015

Spanish Verbs!

Hello, everyone! I just discovered this amazing list of Spanish verbs. Many, many regulars AND irregulars. A couple hundred, at least. Now all you have to worry about is the conjugations! Link here: http://spanish.speak7.com/spanish_vocabulary_verbs.htm . Dan, this would be great for your...

11 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Oct 2, 2015

Pagué: how to pronounce?

In the lesson "9.2 Fishing Adventure" we can hear the sentence like this: Pagué ciento veinte dólares por una caña más o menos buena. The lector pronounces the word "Pagué" like "pallé". Is it a mistake or is it correct in some Spanish speaking countries? 

7 replies - Last post by Aurora Hemminger -
Sep 27, 2015

where do I find the beginners information where numbers are taught?

Lesson 7 refers us to learn the numbers. Where do we go to find that?

15 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Sep 26, 2015

Camisa AND camiseta for 'shirt'?

I was taking a Language and Culture lesson today. I have taken other Spanish courses/programs in the past and I have been told that the word 'camisa' means shirt. Today I come across 'camiseta' Are they both just as correct to use, do they refer to different kinds, or would you use them in...

5 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Sep 25, 2015

Trajes de baño pregunta

Hola!  Why is the word swimsuit "trajes de baño"  and not "trajes del baño"? I would think it would be del because it is de + el, no?  Gracias!   

8 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar -
Sep 22, 2015

written tests

How do I enable my computer to type the symbols unique to Spanish -- like accented vowels and upside-down exclamation marks?

4 replies - Last post by Brittany--107 -
Sep 1, 2015

Thesaurus recommendation?

As my Spanish vocabulary has increased I am beginning to learn different words to describe the same thing. When I use a different word than a lesson I often want to look them up to make sure they are synonyms. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good online thesaurus?

1 reply - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Aug 17, 2015

Ya no había química

Here is the entire context: “A algunas yo no les caía bien, pero terminé conquistándolas. Con otras no hubo caso: a una mujer le estaba lavando el pelo y ya no había química. Lo mejor en esos casos es decirle a tu jefa y trata de simpatizar con otra”. Is this like saying...

0 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 -
Aug 13, 2015

Pensé que me tomaba el pelo.

I thought he was kidding me.  I came across this curious expression in a video. But then again, we have some peculiar ones in English for this: - I thought he was pulling my leg. - ...

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Aug 5, 2015

mudarse o moverse?

Today we are moving our RV to a new campground.  We live full-time in the RV so it is our home.  Which term would I use if I were to say "Today we are going to move." This meaning a transitional positioning of our home (our house).  "Hoy vamos a mudarnos" o "Hoy vamos a movernos"...

18 replies - Last post by diranu -
Jun 16, 2015

?

In lesson 5.8 Tengo mucha hambre tenemos que comer algo. why would they not say , Tengo mucha hambre Tengo que comer algo.   seeing that if we eat something, that will not help his hunger at all.

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jun 7, 2015

?

Inn lesson 5.8 -  nosotros tenemos     if tenemos means we have , then why put nosotros in front of it.

0 replies - Last post by larryritchie-- -
Jun 7, 2015

gramer

 In lesson 5.5 I'm late I'm sorry  -  Why is it not translated Estoy Atrasado , Estoy siento.

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
May 25, 2015

Is there a book?

Is there a book that goes with this online program that contains vocabulary and other information that goes with each lesson?

6 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
May 19, 2015

¿Qué hace ahora mismo?

¿Qué hace ahora mismo? My tutor said that daily ask yourself simple questions through the course of the day and just try to answer it with very simple sentences.

42 replies - Last post by Aurora Hemminger -
Apr 25, 2015

Vocabulario de español

¿Comó se dice "rat" y "mouse" en español?

21 replies - Last post by Brittany--107 -
Apr 22, 2015

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