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Spanish - Vocab

Not sure of the correct Spanish word to use? Want another example of how to use a Spanish expression in context? Perhaps you would like to know more about regional differences. This is the place for you! You can browse the topics, do a search in the top right corner of this page, or start a new topic at the bottom. Don’t be shy!

Argentine spanish

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 -
Nov 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 translating 500-2,000 words is quite some...

0 replies - Last post by AnnaG -
Nov 11, 2018

Word pronunciation

I can’t recite a word for correction on my iPad.  The mic icon is grayed out.

0 replies - Last post by SteveK17 -
Oct 31, 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 -
Oct 13, 2018

Where is it?

Does anyone know where I can find the 300 most common Spanish words?

0 replies - Last post by Jameekka -
Oct 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 -
Aug 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 -
Aug 10, 2018

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.

18 replies - Last post by Matthew-H68 -
Jul 26, 2018


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

6 replies - Last post by PaulB59 -
Jun 22, 2018

Pronunciation Feedback

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

3 replies - Last post by PaulB59 -
Jun 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 -
Jun 22, 2018

how to save a flashcard

How do you save a flashcard to my flashcards?

0 replies - Last post by Manson -
Jun 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 ver) et las dos frases son...

6 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Jun 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 -
Apr 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 -
Apr 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 each word, from easy to hard, and a...

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 -
Apr 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 and my iPhone with Chrome and Safari. Any...

0 replies - Last post by tomwardtokyo -
Mar 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 -
Aug 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 -
Jul 26, 2017

Great flashcard collections

Hi here are  some of my favorite flashcard...

3 replies - Last post by Joseph1680 -
Jul 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 -
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 Matthew-H68 -
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, 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


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


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


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


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


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

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