Spanish - Vocab

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Words for professor and primary secondary school teacher.

Just a point of interest. Is there a word in Spanish for a university professor? Several Spanish teachers have told me that it is the same as teacher; as in schoolteacher. Would one say: un professor de la Universidad o una professora de la Universidad? ...

2 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - December 12, 2014

PDF Downloads

Hi, I was just wondering if it was possible to download all the PDF's at once rather than clicking on them all individually?

5 replies - Last post by michael-lee - November 12, 2014

¡Qué sorpresa!

Hola a todos, There are many words in Spanish that have multiple meanings muñeca can be a doll or the wrist, fresa a strawberry or a drill in dentistry, to name two. No doubt many are familiar with these and many others, but I recently came across some...

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - November 4, 2014

Thank you!

May I know how to say "Thank you all for your birthday greetings?" in Spanish? Thank you in advance.

15 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - October 27, 2014

Quieres vs quieras

Tú puedes hacer lo que quieras. You can do what you like. Should this be quieres instead of quieras?

8 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 26, 2014

Indirect/Direct - Multiple ways to say it.

As I look at the indirect and direct pronoun examples, I'm struck by how many ways there are to say the same thing. There are in English of course too. Two examples stood out to me. 1. Jorge le pide los libros a Carla. = George asks Carla for the book...

14 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - October 10, 2014

Ok, tú ganas.

Is "Ok" understood in Latino America? In Andalucia (Spain), I was surprised that this wasn't understood (at least with the people I talked with). "Vale" worked though.

3 replies - Last post by Ava Dawn - October 6, 2014

hello

hello.

8 replies - Last post by the-hefay - October 5, 2014

Completar, cumplir

My dictionary defines completar as "to complete." It defines cumplir as "to end, to finish, to carry out, to do. These sound like synonyms to me. Do others of you use them interchangeably, or do you perceive a difference between them?

6 replies - Last post by Ava Dawn - October 4, 2014

how to type spanish letters

When I type spanish letters in the Write part of the testing, it doesn't seem to think I've typed them correctly.

19 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - October 2, 2014

word translation

where do i find the translation to a spanish word. i know there is a program somewhere in these lessons that i can go to get word translated

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - September 29, 2014

con un límite de 2,000,000 pesos

Interesting. Apparently you say "dos millones de pesos" but you don't write the "de".

6 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - September 29, 2014

Let's start a conversation

I will ask a question, and the next person will answer it in Spanish. After they answer they will ask another question for the next person to answer. Ok, my question is " What do you find most difficult in your quest to learn the Spanish language???? (Don...

60 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - September 28, 2014

How to say Good Morning

How to say Good Morning?

14 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - September 19, 2014

words slower please.

Could you say the words slower so I can say it right. Please thank you

5 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - September 17, 2014

Tengo vs Estoy

There is a reason why I don't have a card: Why can't I just translate this as "Hay una razon por que no tengo una tarjeta". Please explain why this is the correct translation. Hay una razón por la que estoy sin tarjeta:

7 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - September 12, 2014

Payasos

¡No tengo miedo de los payasos! I'm not scared of clowns! Now this is fun. I can actually translate this as "I have no fear of clowns". Nice.

5 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - September 12, 2014

¿Cómo sé dice "print"?

I am trying to find the correct spanish noun for a print, as in a photographic print made from a negative through a light source and developed chemically. My dictionary has many definitions for various kinds of prints, including positivo, which seems to r...

6 replies - Last post by the-hefay - August 18, 2014

Creer and Pensar

Para mí, creo que es llenar formularios. For me, I think it's filling out forms - creer=think ¿Puedes creer lo que me pasó? Can you believe what happened to me? - creer= believe Pensé que sabía la vía de memoria. I thought I knew the way from memory -...

4 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - August 12, 2014

el metal es 92.5% plata / el metal es 92,5% plata

In one place I'm hearing "coma" while elsewhere I'm hearing "punto". Does the punctuation vary between countries in Latino America? - 10 000,00? - 10,000.00? - etc.

2 replies - Last post by Steven-W15 - August 12, 2014

Word, Phrase or Sentence

What is your favorite word, phrase or sentence in the current lesson? I am now studying Rocket Spanish Premium Plus 11.2 Terrible Traffic ( Estoy estudiando Rocket Spanish 11.2) I like this particular phrase Mejor el demonio que uno conoce que el demonio...

8 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - August 9, 2014

Cat in Spanish | Dog in Spanish

How do you say dog and cat in Spanish? What about plurals? Cats and dogs in Spanish?

7 replies - Last post by Ava Dawn - August 9, 2014

Scrabble

While doing a bit of research this afternoon I stumbled across what might be the ultimate vocab study tool: 2 people were playing Scrabble in Spanish! Presumably they were native Spanish speakers but what a way to practice vocabulary in a new language. T...

3 replies - Last post by Patrice-B - August 7, 2014

Rocket Record

I asked these questions a few months back while on a short trial, but here goes again (because I did not write down any information): 1) What is the recommended Headset w/Microphone in order to utilize Rocket Record? 2) How do I utilize the Rocket Record ...

1 reply - Last post by Dan-H24 - July 15, 2014

additional resource

I have been away for a while, and I remember a manual in PDF format. I am having a difficult time locating that resource again. Could someone tell me where that is located? It dealt with a many items, like conjugating nouns, telling time, and etc.

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - June 23, 2014

soy vs estoy

What is the difference between “soy” and “estoy”?

3 replies - Last post by Patrice-B - May 26, 2014

Free Spanish Games

What are the best free games to build Spanish vocabulary?

2 replies - Last post by Paul-F51 - May 11, 2014

Medical

Is there somewhere I can go to find medical jargon in spanish? I am a nurse and am learning Spanish to talk with my patients. I need to ask about their pain level, taking blood pressure, temperature, where it hurts, etc. Any advice?

9 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - April 16, 2014

Mojor?

Is advanced flashcard #3 correct? "Mi vecino tiene el mojor jardín de la calle." Shouldn't mojor be mejor? Or am I missing something?

2 replies - Last post by Mary-T49 - March 27, 2014

English to Spanish

Is there a Spanish word for the English word "slang"?

8 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - March 21, 2014

What online translator are you using?

I have been using SpanishDictionary.com. I like it for its vocab translation and verb conjugation, but I am thoroughly fed up by all of its "baggage." There are just far too many ads that are far to obtrusive. Some pop up if you just happen to run the cur...

6 replies - Last post by John-H8 - February 12, 2014

english/spanish dictionary

How can I download an english to spanish dictionary

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - January 27, 2014

Printing?

Soy fotografo y "print" fotos en el cuarto oscuro. ¿Está la palabra correcto "imprimir" por este contexto, o está allí una palabra mejor?

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - December 21, 2013

Snow in Spanish

Hola friends! Can you guys tell me how to say snow in spanish??????

7 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - December 18, 2013

Como se dice "Business Analyst"?

Would "Soy un analisto de negocio," be correct? I typed "analyst," into Google Translate and it returned "analista." It doesn't seem to like "analisto," when I go from Spanish to English, though.

8 replies - Last post by cynthia-s28 - December 18, 2013

How to say rocket in spanish?

Hola! Can someone tell me how to say rocket in spanish?

4 replies - Last post by cynthia-s28 - December 18, 2013

Can't add to my vocabulary list. Auyadamé

I can't add any new words to my vocabulary. Am I missing something? Is anyone else having this problem?

4 replies - Last post by Claire-P13 - November 25, 2013

speaking practice available in kindle hd spanish use

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2 replies - Last post by steven-k3 - November 14, 2013

ABC VOCAB

It seems impossible to add a word from a standard lesson ( in this case body parts vocabulary) to abc my vocab. Irritating. Any tricks to help me do this?

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - November 14, 2013

"My name" said two ways

I have just started learning Spanish and have been told that 'mi nombre' and 'me llamo' both mean 'my name is....' Can you explain why one is used versus the other in a conversation? Is one more common to Spain and the other more common to Latin America...

3 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - November 2, 2013

Can't find vocab. lists in lesson 9 of Spanish Premium Plus

In Rocket Spanish Premium Plus> My Toolbox> Advanced learning techniques>How to learn tons of Spanish words. The article talks about the vocab. lists in lesson 9. I cannot find that. Tell me where it's located please. Also, where is lesson 10...

2 replies - Last post by victoria-rocket-spanish-tutor - October 24, 2013

tomar or beber?

In lesson 1.3 we are given this question Quiero algo para tomar. = I want something to drink. But my spanish teacher insists that I should use beber for "to drink" and that tomar means "to take". Is this a regional idiom then?

2 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - October 17, 2013

hola

hola

2 replies - Last post by Patrice-B - September 28, 2013

hermosa

hola todos! how do you say 'hermosa'? is it 'airmosa' or airrrrmosa'? like do you roll the 'r' a lil or not at all? hasta luego, shan

1 reply - Last post by oscar-lake - September 3, 2013

To: Rocket Spanish

I didn't know where to leave a comment for Rocket so I'll just put this in the vocab catagory. I downloaded the kindle app from amazon, and in the spanish interactive courses there was no spanish transcript. I hope you can fix this because I was hoping to...

0 replies - Last post by De-Oppresso-Liber - August 27, 2013

how to pronounce the letter "v"

Hi - I was taught that the letter "v" is pronounced like a soft "b", but the pronunciation in the lessons sound like a regular English "v". Any help is appreciated!

2 replies - Last post by ricardo-rich - August 22, 2013

desde / desde que

It seems both desde and desde que can mean since. When do I need to use desde and when is desde que required?

4 replies - Last post by oscar-lake - August 1, 2013

names of professions

what is the spanish word for nurse?

2 replies - Last post by Patrice-B - June 25, 2013

Proper pronunciation of "ll"

I've noticed that Mauricio pronounces the double L (e.g., ella) with a "ya" sound. However, in lesson 1.9, pronunciation of the double L differs. For example, when saying "llorando" it has a "shja" sound; while "cuchillo" maintains the "ya" sound. My d...

3 replies - Last post by jlo1984 - June 15, 2013

"ayuda."

I hear one as a- you- tha and the other a-zhu-tha Are both acceptable?

3 replies - Last post by jchamb - June 10, 2013

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