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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

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...

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

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 ...

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - June 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 - June 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 - June 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 - April 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 - March 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 ...

3 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - January 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 m...

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - January 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 ...

4 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - December 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 - December 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 - December 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 - November 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....

11 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - October 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 Ava Dawn - September 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 - September 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 differ...

5 replies - Last post by KelllaurBailar - September 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 - September 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 Matthew-H68 - September 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 ...

1 reply - Last post by Steven-W15 - August 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 ...

0 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - August 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 - August 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 va...

18 replies - Last post by diranu - June 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 - June 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-- - June 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 Ava Dawn - April 25, 2015

Vocabulario de español

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

21 replies - Last post by Matthew-H68 - April 22, 2015

spanish

In lesson 4.9.  Le voy a llamar a juan manana.   The lesson translates the sentence as saying-  I'm going to call john tommorow.    The word Le, meaning you, him' her' it does not fit the sentence. Why not just say Voy a llamar a ...

7 replies - Last post by Matthew-H68 - April 22, 2015

spanish

in lesson 4.10    A quien le servimos la comida. the word le translated you him her it does not fit the sentence anywhere.   Please explain

3 replies - Last post by Jo--110 - April 22, 2015

spanish

In lesson 4.10, Necesito darselo manana. translated I need to give it to him tomorrow. What are they literally saying. does that one word mean, to give it to him.

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - April 20, 2015

phone call

In lesson 4.9 _   le voy a llama a juan manana.   le is said to mean   you him her it. yet it is translated as i am going to call john tomorrow.   Please explain the wording. Is it you i'm going to call  john tomorrow,   him ...

5 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - April 14, 2015

grammer

Why in lesson 4.6 do they translate the word ( it's)  windy, sunny, cold etc.  Hace.    Yet when they get down to , it's clear,cloudy,bad etc they change it to Esta' coludy fresh bad etc.

10 replies - Last post by george-gmh - April 10, 2015

spanish

     In all the lessons the letter or word  [a] is aways translated as salad ,is this an error or correct translation.

3 replies - Last post by Ava Dawn - March 31, 2015

Past participles

I'm currently going through the various "Hear It Say It!" phrases trying to change the verb tenses on the fly. I keep the verb conjugation web site on an adjacent tab as, more often than not, I need some assistance - particularly for some of the more less...

2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - February 19, 2015

Descánsame?

I am pretty certain that this is what was said in a video (especially after listening to it several times) and it sounds weird to me. A quick Google search flagged this as an error in one forum thread. The context was definitely "descansar", a w...

2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - February 16, 2015

Mega Verbs

I can't find where to access Mega Verbs?

3 replies - Last post by Larene-A - January 30, 2015

"...en cierta forma..."

It is so wonderful working with a language that is so phonetic: you write exactly what you say. I am daily going through one episode of a television series in Spanish. When I hear a word or phrase I don't understand, I hit the pause button, bring up the t...

8 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - January 30, 2015

Maybe

What to look forward for with the word "Maybe" Interesting http://www.teachingyourselfspanish.com/ways-to-say-maybe-in-spanish/

2 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - January 15, 2015

Megaspanish v8.3 OSX

Megaspanish v8.3 OSX doesn't run on my iMac. I am using OS X v10.6.8; 2.93 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor; 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory. I download from site, unzipped files, and double clicked on Mega Spanish.app file. The icon flashes and nothing happen...

9 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - January 15, 2015

WHAT HAPPEN TO MY VOCAB?

WHAT HAPPEN TO MY VOCAB FEATURE?

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - December 20, 2014

Mis amigos

This is homework from the beginning Spanish in the Senior Center. To write a paragraph consists of 5 sentences. Very simple sentences. I am not sure about the 5th and the 6th sentence. I googled for the translation and several sentences came out. The last...

4 replies - Last post by Ava Dawn - December 14, 2014

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