Spanish - Vocab

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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

Como (I eat), Como (how)?

I'm a new student and have a question that may be pretty basic. In the sentence "No como carne.", como is the yo form of the verb comer (to eat) and the sentence means "I don't eat meat." And in the sentence "Como estas?" como means "how" and the sentence...

3 replies - Last post by jchamb - June 9, 2013

Que bien?

¡Hola! Me llamo Dan. Soy de los Estados Unidos. Estoy solo aprendiendo Espanol. I am still in the first section so forgive my quick switch to English. I am still sorting out common phrases/questions and one has me confused: Que means "what," as in que ...

1 reply - Last post by jchamb - June 9, 2013

typing spanish characters

I need help. My laptop without a number keyboard is challenging me when I want to type in Spanish with the correct characters such as ñ,¿,á, etc. In this forum I am able to access these. I am struggling with Windows 8. I appreciate anyone's advice.

8 replies - Last post by jchamb - May 10, 2013

11.1,11.2

is there any rule for using anoche or la noche anterior? Also hace un año as opposed to año pasado

3 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - May 9, 2013

graphic designer

how do I say "graphic designer"

3 replies - Last post by jchamb - April 26, 2013

¿How do I pronounce 'Seguir'?

How do I pronounce Seguir? I'm not quite clear on the 'g' part. Muchas gracias :D كالفن

8 replies - Last post by De-Oppresso-Liber - April 19, 2013

How do I go back to the begining and start over with lesson 1.1 ?

How do I go back to the begining and start over with lesson 1.1 ?

2 replies - Last post by tosh72 - April 18, 2013

PIE?

how do i say pie in spanish?

5 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - April 8, 2013

jetset spanish

In the jetset course it says that enchiladas verdes is a corn tortilla with meat . Wouldn't it be enchiladas carnes?

5 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - April 8, 2013

Let's Practice Spanish Together!

Hola mis amigos! I'm starting this topic because there's a similar one in the Japanese forums, that everyone seems to like. So, just introduce yourself in Spanish, and lets try and help each other practice! I'll start: Buenos días. Me llamo Pascal. Soy...

25 replies - Last post by Patrice-B - April 5, 2013

derecha - right or straight?

im comfused... what does derecha mean? right or straight? or can it mean both?

7 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - March 21, 2013

Calle Pronounciation Variation

In the Travel Section Lesson 2.4: Why is it that La Calle Esperanza, Calle is pronounced "ca-Jay" while "en la calle San Martin," calle is prounounced "Kai-yay" ? Is it because in calle San Martin, the word calle is not capitalized? And if that's the c...

5 replies - Last post by tammy-022712 - March 14, 2013

body vocabulary words in print

I have been listening to the "Body" download, found in the Bonus Audio. While this material is considered bonus, I wish RocketSpanish would include these same vocab words in print somewhere (either as a game supplemental selection or as part of a do...

7 replies - Last post by Faisal-H2 - February 20, 2013

holla

holla

1 reply - Last post by Shan-L1 - February 9, 2013

Pronunciation

I am a little confused regarding the pronunciation of b and v. At the beginning of the word B sounds like the english B? and in the middle of a word it sounds like an english v? Si o no?

1 reply - Last post by ricardo-rich - January 30, 2013

Flash Cards Not Working Properly

Hi! Neither MegaCards Flash Card Game, either Beginners or Advanced, are working properly for me. The first two cards come up properly, but after that the image on the card and the timer both freeze up. Is anyone else having this problem, and if so, we...

1 reply - Last post by (deleted) - December 31, 2012

transportation

How can rapido and expres possibly mean slow trains?

3 replies - Last post by oscar-lake - January 22, 2013

Spanish "J", and "y"

Hola Chicos. I need help. I don't get the pronounciation for words with "j" and "y". Words with "j" have a hard "h" sound; however, after listening to the recording and other sources, it sounds like a hard "y" or "j". I think. I'm not sure. I'm having a ...

5 replies - Last post by Randy-S - January 8, 2013

'Tiene' confusion

¡Hola mi amigos! Aquí está mi pregunta para el día. lol!! .... ¿Cuáles son las reglas para el uso de "Tiene"? Por ejemplo: ¿Tiene sentido? significa "does it make sense?" y ¿Tiene(s) hijos? significa "do you have kids?" No entiendo por qué la mis...

17 replies - Last post by Tobill63 - January 2, 2013

Vocabulary Game for iOS Apps Until ...

Hola chicos!! I found an app in the iTunes store that will help you with vocabulary. It's called "Mindsnacks ". You can learn vocabulary while playing a game. This app is available for free. You get access to 2 games and 3 vocabulary lists. If you want m...

2 replies - Last post by Claudia7 - December 30, 2012

to drink - tomar or beba?

Help! This is bugging me... Lesson 1.3 I want something to drink .... Quiero algo para tomar. but the dictionary says beba to drink and tomar to take. And the Rocket Spanish vocabulary #8 says beber to drink. Aiyeee! Thanks for your enlightenment! j...

13 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - December 22, 2012

No "claro"

¡Hola a todos! I have noticed that the words "claro" y "listo" are used in many different ways, depending on the situation. Is it fair to say that, in addition to meaning "clear" and "ready", that either one can be used like the English slangs, "got it"...

3 replies - Last post by De-Oppresso-Liber - December 19, 2012

railway

what is the spanish word for railway (as in railway station) and how do I pronounce it?

5 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - December 13, 2012

can you hand me the menu/

can you hand me the menu

5 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - December 12, 2012

What is the term for words that are similar?

What is the term for spanish/english words that are similar? Please give both the spanish and the english for this term, por favor. Gracias.

2 replies - Last post by Leslie-A - September 24, 2012

presento or presenta

Would it be; te presento me amiga Carol or te presenta mi amiga Carol?

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - September 1, 2012

Escribir

In the lesson the phrase "voy a esribirlo en la manana" is used Why not "voy a escribir" ? Where did the "lo" come from? escribir - escribiro, escribires, escribire, escribimos, escribis, escribiren, correct? Gracias por tu ayudar

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - August 18, 2012

two meanings of hermanos

How do you know whether "hermanos" means brothers or siblings?

2 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - July 21, 2012

chica y muchacha

What is the difference between chica and muchacha, or is there no difference?

3 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - July 13, 2012

Spanish language in Ecuador

It the spanish language much the same in Mexico as in Ecuador?

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - May 22, 2012

START WITH THE BASICS ?

YOU SHOULD START WITH THE BASICS AS A CHILS WOULD LEARNING WORDS FOR EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN YOUR HOUSE . NEXT MOVE TO BODY PARTS AND CLOTHING . FROM THERE LEARN COLORS AND NUMBERS AND SHAPES , AND THEN LEARN WORDS FOR EVERYTHING YOU SEE OUT SIDE OF YOUR HO...

2 replies - Last post by Barbara-G2 - May 17, 2012

I need a drink

Why is it in lesson 1.3 I am told that "Tomar" is "To drink" and yet other courses and translators tell me that Beber is "To drink? My Spanish translator app tells me that "Tomar" is "Take" in English!

47 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - May 9, 2012

De Nada vs Por Nada

I've been to Spanish speaking countries a few times and I'm not quite sure of the difference between the two ways of someone responding to a thank you. Generally when I would say gracias to someone they would respond with the expected de nada, occasional...

6 replies - Last post by lor295-- - April 30, 2012

What is the infinitive of "cae" in "Me cae bien"

Can anyone help? It's in 6.5. Also, e.g. "Jorge me cae mal."

5 replies - Last post by Martin-21 - March 25, 2012

Telephone

Is there a difference between telefono and telefonico?

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - February 9, 2012

Sur o Sud

Can anyone explain the different uses of "sud y sur"?

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - November 8, 2011

Te amo o te quiero

Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me understand the two forms of I love you? I know that we learn te amo, however I work with quite a few Spanish speakers and they have told me that te amo is very rarely used and that te quiero is proper. I ...

8 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - October 12, 2011

terms of endearment

Hola! My husband and I are using Rocket Spanish and enjoying it very much!! We would like to know how to talk affectionately to one another. How do you say I love you? Te Quiero? we refer to one another as "My Most Beloved," How would you say that? ...

4 replies - Last post by windyrain-- - October 8, 2011

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