Chinese Feedback and Comments

If you have some questions or want to share some feedback about your course, there’s a good chance a fellow learner has had the same idea! You can take a look at some of the latest posts to see if your question has already been answered, or share your thoughts with the Rocket Chinese teachers and learners by posting a new conversation.

Default Lesson Tab

I know this course is based on speaking and that is why the pinyin tab is the default when a new lesson is loaded, but I prefer to have the characters up (I already use a Firefox browser plugin from NCIKU that translates characters I do not know into piny...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - November 9, 2010

I am Jiang

Ni hao everyone! I was born in South Korea but adopted as a baby to Sweden, where I grew up. Five years ago I changed my name to Jiang as I've never really been comfortable with my Swedish identity. I am studying Tai Chi Chuan and am very attracted and in...

0 replies - Last post by todaysmiracle - October 9, 2010

partner to practice

ni hao i am interested in practicing chinese is there any one who can help me thank you jaffar

1 reply - Last post by barryh - October 7, 2010

Extra Assistance

Hi there For all those who want to take the language that much further CCTV9 is an English channel here in China. The channel runs language classes each day and has some outstanding videos available free online to those interested. It gives you another...

1 reply - Last post by cj_222 - September 20, 2010

Listening to words in My Vocab?

Hi, I have noticed in several places the following with respect to My Vocab: "Listen to the word to improve recognition and to practice your pronunciation" But can unfortunately find no way of doing this! :( I have tried in both Internet Exp...

3 replies - Last post by cliveminni - September 15, 2010

error in lesson 1.7 - when tones come together b)

Hi, Just noticed that on part b) the example is written as di4 si4, but the sound sample is actually xie4 xie! Thanks, Clive.

2 replies - Last post by cliveminni - September 15, 2010

Problem viewing

Nin hao, I would just like to ask if the "writing" portion in lesson 1.6 is video based? There is a huge space in the portion "imagine a woman superimposed.... and "nu" and the following characters so I was assuming that this is ...

1 reply - Last post by Oggiedoggy - July 30, 2010


I read in a Rocket Chinese review that the certificates issued in Rocket Chinese Premium were equivalent to the A1 and A2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Out of interest I was wondering whether the certificates issued...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - July 21, 2010

Problem with activation

Hi there, I dont know if I am writing in a proper board but I have got a problem with activation, link i receive in email is not working...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - July 8, 2010

Extra Sound Samples?

Hi, I'm very much enjoying the course but would like to know if it would be possible to include play buttons next to each chinese word/phrase? This is the case in some lessons eg. 1.5, but then some other lessons e.g. 1.6 appear to have no audio at all!...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - July 5, 2010

Rocket Chinese PLus

I have just purchased the latest version but was so disapointed in the intoducer. I was hoping for Dave to be the presenter instead we have some dreadful americanised drawl Lisa. I will not return but edit out her voice and replace with a native English s...

0 replies - Last post by howard - June 18, 2010


My name is Tessa, I've been learning Chinese in High School but since i was in an online school it was extremely difficult. But I really love the language, and I have plans to move to Taiwan next year. So the more i learn the easier it will be for me. Hop...

0 replies - Last post by Tess - June 17, 2010

Is there a Quiz section for Bonus Lessons

Dear Teachers, I just purchased Premium version and was lucky to get bonus lessons. Thank you!. I completed all of stage one and was into the bonus sections, of Bonus Tones and Foods. I noticed that it does have a quiz results bar on the main page, but c...

3 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - June 15, 2010

Bank Account

Hello , I have bought Rocket Chinese Premium and Plus just now. I've checked my bank account but nothing has been drawn yet. Is there a problem ? Thank you for your time

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - June 15, 2010

Quiz # Error

4. What does "woyehenhao" mean? The quiz answer is wrong, because it says the correct answer is "What about you?" It means "I'm also very good."

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - April 28, 2010

Some Initial Concerns

I am new here and really enjoying the lessons so far but I have some concerns. *Saving note in each lesson.* The "saved" notes I made during lessons keep disappearing and I must retype them again which is quite time consuming and frustrating. ...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - April 28, 2010

Hi From Ireland

Hi all, My name is Patrick and I am from Co. Tipperary in Ireland. I just got the combo-course today and am really enjoying the first couple of lessons. I am 52 years old and have always wanted to visit China and will eventually get there in the next co...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - April 28, 2010

Robert Cox new to chinese

Well I may be going to Beijing for work for 6 months and decided to learn some of the language. I don’t really need to learn it because most people speak English where I will be going but I feel it important to take the opportunity, and I feel that my rel...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - April 27, 2010

error in quiz 2.3?

The third question in quiz for 2.3 is "qing gei wo liang zhang feiji piao?" The correct answer should also be a question: "can you please give me 2 plane tickets?" not a declarative sentance as was given as the answer.

1 reply - Last post by Patrick - April 1, 2010

rocket chinese 2

Ni hao , I was just wondering when rocket chinese 2 was going to be launched , i heard rumors of it , and i also had a request , if possable for the "reviews" to hear the english sentence first "pause" then the chinese sentence "p...

4 replies - Last post by Patrick - March 31, 2010

Vocab list?

I'm new to RC, and I can't find any lesson-by-lesson glossaries of new words and phrases. Are they available? Tom

8 replies - Last post by VICTORY - March 11, 2010

Grammar & Culture lessons

ni hao prepare yourself for a dumb newbie question........ (gulp) can someone please help me find the Grammar and Culture lessons? we have downloaded audio and corresponding PDF transcripts, but can't seem to find the Grammar and Culture lessons. (um...

8 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - March 2, 2010

Any Body There?

Hey Everybody, I don't understand why the forums are so quiet. Rocket Chinese is good really good and excellent value so I can't understand why there is little activity out there. I used to subscribe to Chinese Pod but ended up actually hating it because ...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - March 2, 2010

incorrect pin yin

Can you please correct the error on some txt pages that show Wǒ as W' (in fact in many cases its the "o" that doesn't show correctly) I am using Mozzilla firefox too reegards Howard

3 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - March 2, 2010

mega vocab/audio

Excellent learning tools but how can I make the wen zi/ characters more visible on mega audio. The print is too light also very small as tehy flash on the screen. I need my magnifying glass to see them clearly. It's makes learning and memorizing very di...

1 reply - Last post by Red1 - February 8, 2010

Hi, I'm Mick

I'm in my mid 20's and come from Australia. Only stayed in Hong Kong, but did a day trip to Guangzhou. I'd like to see the rest of China someday soon... just take a month off and see it all. It's a country that has always fascinated me. My initial intere...

27 replies - Last post by BreakfastSocks - January 18, 2010

Copy and Paste characters.

Can anyone help??? I am OK with Pinyin but cannot read characters (and do not intend to learn). However I wish to communicate with Chinese friends who cannot speak or read english. I can, via the MDGB website, type Pinyin and produce characters but cannot...

3 replies - Last post by jcollett - January 12, 2010

Hi, I'm Matt

Ni Hao! My name is Matt and I'm 30 years old, from the UK. My reason for learning Chinese is two-fold really. First and foremost my girlfriend is Chinese and we plan to visit her family in Shenzen in the near future. They don't speak any English at all...

2 replies - Last post by mwhite39 - January 10, 2010

Can't find stage 1

When I log onto my course, the only thing I see is the premium Plus sections 1 and 2. How do I start at the beginning with lesson 1? Any ideas? Thanks

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - January 6, 2010

4.5 Lesson error

Hi all....just found an error on 4.5. Audio should be leave your name and address. Audio aasks if you want a single or double room. There should be more errors just to keep us on our toes!!!

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - December 17, 2009

Lesson error 5.2.1

In 5.2.1 quiz, "Houzhe" is shown to mean "and". This should be "or". The new format is great but I understand and accept that it will take a while to get the "bugs" out.

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - December 17, 2009

4.8 Lesson error

The audio in this lesson is from another lesson. Can you please fix this?

4 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - December 17, 2009

Lesson number

I cannot find the Pinyin for the lesson numbers. eg: Lesson 7.2 It sounds like "di qi dan yuen di er ke" but I cannot confirm this. I have re-played it over and over but am unable to distinguish. The dictionary does not help on this one... yes...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - December 17, 2009

MegaVocab on Mac

MegaVocab would be more useful if one could hear the word being spoken after selecting the answer. That way, even if we can pick out the pinyin/characters, we still get the sound of the word reinforced in our mind. Also, the Mac version consistently cras...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - December 16, 2009

Chinese writing

I have a question. How do you access the part of the program that teaches you to write in Chinese? I got to lesson 1.5, where it says it will begin to teach us how to write in chinese. But then, it has three asteriks on the same page, and then it says,...

1 reply - Last post by DavidASchultz - November 18, 2009

Tiny Error in Lesson 1.1?

First off, I'm completely new to Mandarin, so it is entirely possible that this isn't an error at all. This is regarding lesson 1.1 For Lin's last sentence, the audio and pinyin text seem to agree with one another. However, the Chinese script reads "见到...

4 replies - Last post by jwallis - October 29, 2009

Quiz item

In Quiz 1.9.1, I was asked to choose the right sentence. I got it wrong. In what way is "Wo hai ke yi, xiexie" more correct than "Wo hen hao, xiexie."?

3 replies - Last post by LaoLa - October 26, 2009

Where are you?

Well I am surprised there is so little activity on this forum...Where is everyone? Are there no questions? Comments? How about some communication in Pinyin? or details of any plans to visit China. Perhaos those that have been can offer some tips, or sugge...

4 replies - Last post by popeye - October 5, 2009


David and Lin: The Rocket Chinese forum seems to be largely ignored. Could a reminder about its existence be included somewhere in your pages? It could be such a useful site.

10 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - October 4, 2009

Changed layout..

Hello, I'm enjoying your course a lot and am pretty happy with my progress, so first of all thanks for that. I had a hiatus in my studies due to a broken mp3 player, and on my return I've discovered that you have changed the layout of the course materials...

2 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - August 31, 2009

Errors in my very first test

Hi there, I just scored 88% on my first test, but the three questions I got wrong all had errors - either in the question or in the answer: A. Translate the 'zai' in zaijian. The answer is given as 'meet' , so the question should have been 'Translate t...

6 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - August 31, 2009

mp3 tip

After downloading I used windows media player and tagged all of the RC lessons so that all of lesson 1 would be considered an album all of lesson 2 would be another etc. These tags become part of the MP3 file. This way you can search for lessons like albu...

3 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - August 19, 2009

Section 1 Certificate Test

I have two questions and/or problems. 1) One of the questions is: Choose the odd one that doesn

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - August 19, 2009

heaps of errors

hi, there a quite a few errors in the grammar and culture parts of the course. In lessons 4.7 and 5.5 the audio doesn't always match with the pinyin in the vocabulary. There were some others too, though i don't remember which lessons they were in.

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - June 30, 2009

Additional features

This is good program. However, I would 2 additional aspects that would make it superb. 1) Once you identify the correct word, you should be able to see it and hear it pronounced correctly. As it works now, if you are incorrect, you have to guess until...

3 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - June 11, 2009

Welcome to Rocket Chinese

Here are some guidelines on how to get the most out of your Rocket Chinese course: Rocket Chinese contains 1) audio lessons, which you listen to; 2) textual lessons, which you read; and 3) learning games, which you play. But all three components have one...

5 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - June 11, 2009

I have a problem

Hi I have a problem with pinyin being displayed correctly. The chinese charactors are correct but the pinyin has ? in it, please see below. Wǒ hěn hǎo. Xi�xie! Lin: Nǐ x�ng sh�nme? This seems to be some of the letters with a tone. Does anyone know ho...

3 replies - Last post by Whitefrost - May 31, 2009

Your Progress

Hi all, how are you getting on with your Chinese learning? Let me know if you have any questions. Lin Ping :D

2 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - April 22, 2009


Reference was made some time ago that you had links to useful sites. How/where can I access those links? BH

1 reply - Last post by Chengduboy09 - March 15, 2009

Error report

Yes me again..... Lesson 5.4 shows in the Pinyin... Women hu? le zh?ngzheng y? ti?n de sh

4 replies - Last post by barryh - January 26, 2009

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