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Record function will not end in Section 1.1 Play It
During a review of early lessons I find that when using the "record" function within the Play It section of 1.1 the record function will not turn off making it impossible to complete section. One can exit but but not proceed to play-back. I know this ...
2 replies - Last post by David K - October 5, 2016
flashcards for writing sections
Some of the lessons don't have enough phrases to have flashcards. That is unfortunate since some of the lessons have 3 or 4 words which is just shy of the 5 required. One suggestion is to include those words in the next lesson's flashcards. I would als...
4 replies - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - August 15, 2016
New Error in Record Function: Will not stop recording.
Hi Rocket Software Team, In whatever upgrades you were working on this afternoon your programmer's appear to have introduced an error in the record function which will now not turn off. I'm using Firefox, and the error just occurred in the first lesson ...
2 replies - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - August 15, 2016
Operating system and Web Browser for Rocket Record?
I use Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 11. Does Rocket Record work with this operating system and web browser?
11 replies - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - August 14, 2016
I have worked through all of the flashcards in lesson 1.0 and marked them all easy and it still says I have 15 phrases to do and it is not colored green. I also worked through the flashcards in lesson 1.12 and marked them easy and it is green. It must b...
3 replies - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - August 10, 2016
Will there be a Rocket Chinese level 3 ?
Will there be a Rocket Chinese level 3 ?
3 replies - Last post by Ian-W30 - June 14, 2016
Where exactly is the "MEMBERS AREA?" [redacted]
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - May 6, 2016
Voice recognition with numbers
The spoken Chinese portions have been driving me a bit nuts lately, specifically in the case of numbers. When there's a part that requires speaking a number, it will often times detect it as the number X rather than the character for the number then tell ...
3 replies - Last post by kevinyounger88 - April 10, 2016
OK - I just completed the flashcards for lesson 1.2. First, I noticed I was not awarded the 25 points for completing the flashcard set. Then when I returned to the main page, it still says I have 19 phrases to do as if I had done nothing. So, it seems ...
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - February 1, 2016
Additional Testing for Lessons
The lessons currently have H (Hear It Say It), W (Write It), K (Know It), P (Play it) and Q (Quiz). In extra testing there is W2 (Write It In Hanzi) and P2 (Play it in Hanzi). There are three sets of skills I seek to master: listening, speaking, reading...
8 replies - Last post by avtencza - January 25, 2016
Suggestion for the third Chinese course
I spend 3 - 4 hours every day listening to Rocket Chinese and after nearly two years of study (and living in Taiwan) my Mandarin listening and speaking have improved tremendously. Although, I live in a Mandarin speaking environment the opportunities to e...
5 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - January 17, 2016
more on the free Chinese course
OK - I think I know where it is coming from. Here it is: https://www.rocketlanguages.com/chinese/ Each of the tabs to the right contain pages of material that is worth going through. Perhaps a lot (maybe all) is covered by the regular course.
1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - November 21, 2015
I noticed a new tab appeared in Rocket Chinese. There is now a free Chinese course. About once a week, a new topic in the form of a lesson appears. What is the story behind this? Is this being done for any other languages?
5 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - November 11, 2015
course content suggestion - advanced numbers
I would like to see content in the Platinum course include very large numbers (millions, billions, trillions) with examples. Also, how does one represent fractions and decimal points? How does one say 3.14159 or $2.45? Also, how does one talk...
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - November 11, 2015
I don't see any pinyin for the conversation transcript, only the English translation. I have been using Rocket Chinese for 2 months and this is the first time I've had this problem. Please let me know how to recover the pinyin. Thanks. &...
8 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - November 11, 2015
Occassionally, I run across a highlighted word whereby all but the first character is highlighted. For example, in a message there is this text: I think 酪(lào)=curled milk The ào in lào is underlined and if I click on the vocab word, up c...
1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 31, 2015
I am (was) a big user of MyVocab. I had entered definitions for Pinyin and entered the Hanzi in the notes portion. I also started entering Pinyin for individual Hanzi characters. What I found particularly useful was being able to hover t...
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 28, 2015
I just went to a page and started playing some of the dialog line by line and it takes about 5 seconds or longer before it starts playing. Then it seems to wait for the points to be updated. This is so slow it makes it useless. I did a few "H...
5 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 27, 2015
MyVocab - changes I don't like
When I had entered words in the past, I selected the Pinyin, entered the English definition and in the notes section, put in the Hanzi. Here is one example: Notes: 永久 Definition Rocket Chinese gives: 这是永久自行车厂生产的最新款式。 Zhèshì yǒngjiǔ zìxíngchē ...
3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 27, 2015
As a user of both Rocker and Skritter it would be good if Rocket Chinese was included in the Skritter official vocab lists. Is this possible ?
2 replies - Last post by Ian-W30 - October 22, 2015
Is it possible to lock the keyboard when doing the write it section. If the play button is pressed again to hear the senatence another time the keyboard diapears This is very frustrating and makes it to much work to be usefull
6 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 19, 2015
still can't post responses to messages
I can post new topics but when I try to respond, it says "Whoops! Something went wrong." This is happening on Chrome.
4 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 19, 2015
New version Why Google Chrome? and Rocket Record not working now
What features in the new version do we miss out on by not having Google Chrome? Is one of them Rocket Record? Because Rocket Record worked fine for me before the new version. Now it no longer works. I'm not happy about having to switch to a new browser to...
3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 19, 2015
In Rocket Chinese Premium Plus, the interactive audio features and English speaking presenter and two native speakers. Occasionally, the native speakers engage in some Chinese banter that is not part of the dialogs. In the Spanish courses, thi...
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 8, 2015
Rosetta Stone has a ribbon at the bottom of the display that allows you to easily toggle between three display modes: Hanzi, Pinyin, and Hanzi+Pinyin. You can easily switch between display modes at a moment's notice. Now that you are taking co...
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - September 14, 2015
Rocket Languages should consider adding another write it test where it shows Hanzi and asks us to write the Pinyin. Also, include a record button so we can record our answer and then play it once the answer is revealed.
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - September 11, 2015
I use MyVocab a lot, that is I add lots of words to the list. As of right now, my list has 1527 words/phrases in it. The main benefit I get is the highlighting feature. When I am working through a dialog, I can hover the mouse over the phrase and see t...
3 replies - Last post by barryh - August 31, 2015
Interestingly, the University of Arizona "Critical Languages" series has a CD course for both Mandarin and Cantonese. Also, it seems they created the Cantonese course and then created their Mandarin course using the same exact dialogs but with diffe...
0 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 25, 2015
topic suggestion for third course
Family relationships and names is pretty complicated in Chinese. I would like to see a comprehensive lesson(s) covering this topic. For instance, what do you call you older brother, younger brother, older sister and younger sister? What ...
0 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 23, 2015
I find Play It to be enormously helpful in learning, particularly "Play It in Hanzi". Rocket Languages should consider adding additional tabs with additional dialogs using vocabularly from that lesson (and previous lessons) with all the usual testin...
0 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 22, 2015
Rocket Languages should consider adding more sentences with small variations to help us learn how the language works with the usual play/record buttons.
0 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 22, 2015
How can I input "ü" of "lǚtú"? "v" or "ü" do not work. With just "l" I don't get the right Hanzi. Thank your for your answer in advance!
1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 9, 2015
Testing Tab for Writing Lessons
The writing lessons currently do not have a testing tab. I would like to see one added with the usual tests (Say It, Write It (W=Pinyin and W2=Hanzi), and Know It. What I really would like to see is a "Draw It" where we are asked to draw the character a...
1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - July 23, 2015
This is probably just a bug for now but when I hit the play button, nothing plays, i.e. no lesson content. If I record myself, that can be played back.
2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - July 17, 2015
My machine is talking to the RC machine, but there is no audio feed.
3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - July 16, 2015
Chinese Megacards for Beginners
I think I asked about this somewhere, but I can't find my question again. I have tried using megacards, and even the ones for beginners are way above me. Is there anyone else having this problem? It seems there should be some easier ones to start with. I ...
4 replies - Last post by Jeanne--18 - June 11, 2015
The third question asks: Tao cong nar biye le? (I interpret that as: from where did Tao graduate) the course gives a correct answer of: Yingyu zhuanye (English major) shouldn't the correct answer be: Beijing Daxue? Did I read the question wrong????
4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - May 26, 2015
Survival Kit "Food" Feedback
There are 49 useful words in this section, though many of them are westernized such as jam, strawberry jam, nutella, peanut butter, hamburger, fries. It would help if more Chinese style dishes and terms were included. Dishes such as noodles, pot sticker...
7 replies - Last post by Jeanne--18 - May 20, 2015
Mandarin Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Chart has 4 Tones and Neutral Tone with Audio for Absolute Beginner
Hello: I would like to make a Request, Would you please Provide Pinyin Chart has 4 tones and Neutral Tone with Audio for Absolutely Beginner.
6 replies - Last post by PJN-- - March 24, 2015
Lesson 14.4 --- Daiwei's Second line
In lesson 14.4, Daiwei's second sentence is:Ó。wǒ bùzhīdào nǐmen yào gěiwǒ bàn yìge shēngrì jùhuì。 He said "weiwo" in the sound file instead of the "geiwo". Need to correct it. Thanks.
1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - March 11, 2015
Hi, I would appreciate it if Rocket Chinese would add a way to flag certain lessons for review. I've done some lessons that I've already tested on, but it has been several months and I've forgotten some of what I learned. I need to refresh my memory. It ...
3 replies - Last post by Jeanne--18 - February 3, 2015
Writing Lesson 10.9 recording errors
The recording for kǎ (卡) is that of kāi (开). Then the recording for zhú (竹) and máo (毛) is that of bǐ (笔).
2 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - February 2, 2015
This is a comment rather than a question. I think this is one of the most helpful lessons I have studied yet. It was ingenious to use the English word "no" and the cookie scenario to demonstrate the four tones in Mandarin Chinese. And the suggestions for ...
1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - January 14, 2015
Error in Chapter 2.8 sound files
http://members.rocketlanguages.com/chinese/language-and-culture/2-8-on-board/291#culture The sound file for Madam is the one for Young Lad, the one for Young Lad is the same as Miss. The one for Miss is simply duplicated.
6 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - December 8, 2014
Small Character Size Makes it Harder to See Detail
Hello all, I have noticed that the Chinese Character size in the lessons seem to be small and also a very light weight font (thin line used) which can be a bit challenging to distinguish detail. When you add a character to your vocab list it becomes bold...
2 replies - Last post by danos - November 29, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Facebook, recently wowed the crowd at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University by speaking in Mandarin Chinese. The amazed students expected that he would start with some pleasantries in Chinese and switch over to Engl...
5 replies - Last post by chloe-robot - November 29, 2014
Is there/was there a "My Assessments" section of Rocket Chinese?
I read an extensive review of Rocket Chinese online and the reviewer mentioned a tab on the left called "My Assessments." It sounded very useful, but I don't see it here. Is that something Rocket has removed from the program? If so, why? If not, where is ...
1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - November 3, 2014
Hi can someone please help me use the keyboard it the hanzi test as I m not sure is it the chinese cangjie keyboard I need to select and how do you use it , I have to admit I am not great at writing hanzi but I can spell around 10 basic words but can no...
2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 12, 2014
Why doesn't the Rocket course have pronunciation practice. What I mean is I would like a visual display of the sounds written out (if possible). Some of the sounds are difficult and not every recording is the same. It would be nice to work on perfect pron...
3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - October 1, 2014
For about two weeks now, the Leaderboard has not been properly updating nor displaying my points. My dashboard appears to be working fine. I contacted RL support on August 24 and they responded saying the problem would be addressed. However, nothing ha...
6 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - September 25, 2014