Spanish - Vocab

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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

H, B and V

Just returned from 2 weeks in Mexico where I had a chance to practice my Spanish. I did fairly well and luckily I was well received and they were kind when I made mistakes. Two interesting things about Spanish vocabulary... The first is that they do no...

6 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - October 7, 2011

Vocabulary by scenes

I was wondering is there anywhere someone knew where I could practice vocabulary by having a picture of a scene. For example, there is a picture of a kitchen and you have to match the words with the objects inside the scene. I think that would be an excel...

1 reply - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - October 7, 2011

which platform?

I've just started the premium plus course and have come across the word plataforma for platform when talking about catching a train. However I've been using andén por ejemplo ¿De qué andén sale el tren para Malaga? I have also come across la via when talk...

0 replies - Last post by John-H11 - October 2, 2011

Beginners book says has Full Audio?

The beginners book introduction says " this book is filled with fun animation.... and a complete audio recording of the entire book so that you can listen as you follow along!" However, I do not see any type of audio button or anything else that indicates...

3 replies - Last post by Fleet Pete - September 5, 2011

Lesson 1.5. How to say 'teacher' in Spanish, please!

Just started the Rocket Spanish course - absolutely love it, it's brilliant! When asked the question: En que trabajas? I want to say that I'm a teacher (primary school) but can't seem to find a definitive translation in the dictionary - profesora? maestro...

11 replies - Last post by Jillian-N - August 4, 2011

New My Vocab feature

How can I access my vocabulary list? Instructions say to click on the icon but doing so just takes you to the introduction page. I want to see the list of words I've already added. Thanks.

14 replies - Last post by Tuongie - July 11, 2011

Medical Vocabulary

I was wondering if anyone has ideas on where I can learn the spanish vocab for medical terminology? I will be using the Spanish I'm learning in a medical setting and knowing the spanish vocab for symptoms, anatomy, etc. would be especially helpful. Thanks!

3 replies - Last post by Rezz - May 29, 2011

Help

Hi, I've been doing your course for a few weeks now and I think is fantastic. I want to know if I can use this part of your site to learn a few extra words that may not be in your book.

4 replies - Last post by rimayeva-- - May 20, 2011

beginner's book

Where do I find the Beginner's book with all the vocabulary for the numbers, etc?

2 replies - Last post by Adam-D - May 10, 2011

tal vez o quizá

both seem to translate to "maybe" or "perhaps". When do you use the two words?

3 replies - Last post by nohablo - March 29, 2011

telling weather

Trying to figure out why you'd say "hace sol" for "it's sunny", but "esta nublado" for "it's cloudy", and not "hace nube"

3 replies - Last post by Robert-- - February 14, 2011

sales with people ?(leave)

Would it be correct to use "sales" to ask when someone is leaving? Cuando sales su?

1 reply - Last post by sjlkh - February 4, 2011

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