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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.

I can't find the megagames!

Nihao I started this course a few days ago. Today I really wanted to check out the Mega games but I cannot find out how to get to them. They seem nowhere in my course resources or practise resources. Qing tell me where I can find them. Xiexie Emiko :r...

6 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 13, 2013

Ratings save on some days and not on others

I have rated several lessons, mostly as a measure to myself to make note which ones I need to revisit until I know them better. My ratings will save and then I will come back a few minutes or a day later and all my ratings are gone! It's getting very frus...

4 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 13, 2013

Next app update

PLEASE please please make a way to go to the next lesson without having to go to the home menu! I don't know if my app is glitchy or if it was designed this way. Currently, I can not figure out any way to get to the next lesson without going home then Roc...

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 13, 2013

My level - technical problem

Appreciate your help as I got stuck since lesson 1: When the tutor pronounces the word, there is a record button to record one's response. A dialog box "Adobe Flash player settings" appears with the selections "Allow" or "Deny". My problem is - no matte...

3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 13, 2013

General Questions - Improvements

Hi I am Dawei - Beginer 1, My Notes Is it possible to be able to type from the keyboard in phonetic? 2. My Practice Is it possible to print content in PDF? 3. Survial Kit Is it possible to print content in PDF? xiexie

3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 13, 2013

Cantonese or mandarin

Hi! Is this chinese language cantonese or mandarin? Is there a difference?

2 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - November 9, 2013

Content of Chinese Free for Premium members

Hello, I have the premium course for Chinese. I convinced my mom to also train chinese. At the moment she is doing the free course (the just bought the premium content). She has some special content (Phrase Master, Word Master and newsletter) in a separat...

5 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - November 9, 2013

Rocket Chinese Premium Plus tracks

Hi, I've noticed a problem with the upgrade that I never seemed to have experienced with the Premium version and it's on the issue of loading. To clearly illustrate, I've never had any problems when I want to backtrack on the conversation in a given less...

19 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - July 24, 2013

Lets Practice Our Chinese and introduce ourselfs!

ni hao im keyatta and i am lerning chinese i am mostly in love with learning japanese more but i am learning chinese to improve my skills and talk to chinese people!

2 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - July 23, 2013

My level - technical problem

Appreciate your help as I got stuck since lesson 1: When the tutor pronounces the word, there is a record button to record one's response. A dialog box "Adobe Flash player settings" appears with the selections "Allow" or "Deny". My problem is - no matte...

10 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - July 18, 2013

Premium 1?

Hello, I'm new to the Rocket Chinese program and decided on doing about a different lesson every week. I have Premium 1 planned out for over about the next two years, but I have a question. After doing Premium Level 1 what level of proficiency or unders...

6 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - July 17, 2013

Hi, I'm Todd.

Hi, everyone. I'm a Northern Canadian, and I seem to have gained a circle of interests that circle around China, so I thought it was time I learned the language. In the end, I'd love to learn traditional characters so that I can read Buddhist writings i...

6 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - July 17, 2013

Ni hao!

I am trying the "introduce yourself but since that isn't functional from my browser (Chrome) I chose feedback. My name is Beth and I have never studied Chinese until now. I am excited to be getting started and learning words and grammar. I lived in Chicag...

3 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - July 17, 2013

Introduce Myself

How do I introduce myself to the forum ?

4 replies - Last post by bi-ai-sheng - July 4, 2013

Stage Tests?

I was wondering how far into the program should you be before attempting to do the various Stage tests? I know that it says half-way for Stage One, the end of the program for Stage Two, but what about Stage Three? And what would be considered half-way? Un...

2 replies - Last post by barryh - September 12, 2012

lesson 10.3

Could you please correct the Hotel name in the first line. It's neither Cannery nor Hilton: 坎纳酒店= ?? please help to correct the script or audio Also there is a 当(dāng) 时(shí) crept in later in the lesson. It's not in either pin yin nor English. should it...

8 replies - Last post by monte-j - July 13, 2012

Why is "shénme" pronounced the way that it is?

Why is the word "shénme" pronounced with the intonation of the voice low at first and then rising and ending on "me"? The intonation mark is confusing to me because at first glance, the mark would seem to mean that the voice starts low and then rises on "...

1 reply - Last post by Lin-Ping - July 13, 2012

Course question - please explain answer...thanks in advance

Choose the odd one that doesn’t fit into the group. nǎr jǐ ma le - ( correct ) Can someone please explain why le is correct? I must be missing something simple? Just an idea - but perhaps a breif explanation of why the answer is correct...

3 replies - Last post by Dionna-Monique - June 16, 2012

Audio for extra vocabulary

Thank you for a very inspiring course! It would be great if you had audio examples of the extra vocabulary. Also, I wonder about the words I keep in my own dictionary. When I play the audio sample it doesn't play the word but the whole sentence from where...

14 replies - Last post by dhaouia-g - April 26, 2012

Chinese Premium Plus

Are the 20 CDs all new? In other words in ADDITION to the premium kit CDs that we have now? Also, does premium plus offer the online exercises like the premium? Thanks, Matt

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - April 17, 2012

你好!

Hello, My name is Dionna and I just want to say 谢谢 to Lin Ping and everyone at Rocket Languages. Back in September I decided I wanted to learn Mandarin and I was told to get Rosetta Stone. That it was the best bet to learn a language. What a waste of tim...

1 reply - Last post by Jaime_Andres - April 16, 2012

No play buttons...

Hello, When selecting the Grammar lessons, the play button is missing from the example boxes to hear the correct pronunciation of the new word or phrase. Is there a setting or install step that I missed to have these displayed? Thanks in advance, JD

6 replies - Last post by Diane-C1 - March 18, 2012

about premium plus level 2

nihao, just out of curiosity, i have only reached 60% progress with the rocket chinese premium plus level 2 I still have to complete all of the combined reviews but I am not completey done with it ~ but so far I am no where near fluency! not even cl...

5 replies - Last post by Oggiedoggy - January 5, 2012

Learn faster!

Hey! I've got a great tip for learning faster: While I'm listening/reading the Chineese-course I'm playing playing with a RUBIKS CUBE or bouncing a BALL against the wall/floor. Why it helps? Well most people know that the left half of the brain is the log...

2 replies - Last post by kekulpac-- - December 5, 2011

Mistake in Motivation Quiz

Hello, I just finished taking the motivaitonal test and it seemed like there was an error in on of the questions. The question was: What is the right way to say “I can, thankyou.“ And the answer that it gave as correct was : “Wo haikeyi, xiexie.“ Doesnt t...

5 replies - Last post by Yi-H - October 28, 2011

Downloads

May I suggest making the summaries of the lessons also available by download. I would like to be able to quickly listen to a dialogue without having to listen to ALL of the explanations to see if I can get it, but I have to either listen to the review in ...

5 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 18, 2011

Cert test

In the Premium Satge 2 certificate test the question, "What is the meaning of `Huozhe', I gave it as "or" and it was shown as incorrect and should be "and" (he). All of my enquireies into this have confirmed that "or" is correct. Is this an RC error? Or i...

1 reply - Last post by Oggiedoggy - August 10, 2011

Yi1ben3

Hi, can someone explain the use of ben3 and what it means in this sentence? Also, would it be accept to just say "Zhuozishang you yishu."? Here's the sentence from lesson 1.9: 桌子上有一本书。 Zhuōzishàng yǒu yīběn shū。 There is a book on the table.

1 reply - Last post by Oggiedoggy - August 8, 2011

Lesson 1.3 error?

Dave: Jīntiān shíyuè shísìhào xīngqīèr。Zhège xīngqī nǐ mángma? Dave: 今天是十月十四号星期二。这个星期你忙吗? I THINK... that there is an extra shì in the second line. Note the third character in the second line. Either that, or it is missing in the pinyin. Having said that...

3 replies - Last post by Oggiedoggy - August 3, 2011

Ni Hao, wo jiao Keith

Ni hao, wo Jiao Keith. Wo shi Yingorren. I intend to visit Gauangzhou (Cong Hua) in December this year (2010). My wife and I have purchased a retirement apartment there. When I began this course - way back in August of 2009, I didnt know a word of Chinese...

3 replies - Last post by Lin-Ping - July 12, 2011

Pronunciation lesson 14.1

Can you please confirm the pronunciation of 英(yīng) 语(yǔ) Tao says yINg wheras Lin says yEUng Cheers

11 replies - Last post by howard - July 5, 2011

Conversation mp3s

I have downloaded the mp3 lessons, but I would like to be able to get the mp3 files for just the conversations. This way i can play and loop the conversation to get lots of listening repetition on my ipod. Are these files available? If not, can they be m...

5 replies - Last post by Todd-B - May 25, 2011

Error 12.1

Just a minor one....the Pinyin for 50 yuan is given as wu she instead of wu shi. The characters are correct.

0 replies - Last post by barryh - May 17, 2011

Traditional Chinese Support

While I am aware that Simplified Chinese is in widespread use, Traditional Chinese is still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong and I was wondering if there was a way to view the scripts in Traditional Chinese in addition to the Simplified. Thanks!!

4 replies - Last post by howard - May 12, 2011

Mega Chinese Droid/IPhone app

I am very much enjoying the Rocket Chinese lessons and have been practicing every chance I get in preparation for a trip to Beijing in July. I also have the Hanping Chinese dictionary app on my Droid smart phone and it's been really great for looking up ...

1 reply - Last post by howard - May 12, 2011

i think error in pinyin scipt

hi, i think theres an error in the pinyin script in 2.4. isn't 'to fasten' 系好 spelled xihao instead of jihao. i just wanted to point it out and tell you guys

2 replies - Last post by Oggiedoggy - March 28, 2011

megaVocab review

hi, i was wondering if you could currently view the words you missed in a single game, or if there is a way to refer back to the ones i missed. thanks!

0 replies - Last post by david-- - March 24, 2011

大家好

我中国名字是卡梅尔。我喜欢学习汉语。我希望Rocket可以帮助我。

2 replies - Last post by 5669 - March 17, 2011

errors on culture section 208

The audio for terms like sir, madam, etc. is wrong. On "taitai" it's pronounces "xiaohuozi", for "xiaohuozi" it pronounces "xiaojie" etc.

0 replies - Last post by Galen-T - February 14, 2011

A little feedback

你好我市Patrice I was wondering why you are not going deeper into the chinese signs in your course. I´m learning chinese at a school too and i have to remember all the signs for the course, which is pretty hard but i think that is kinda like the coolest thing...

2 replies - Last post by barryh - January 16, 2011

Pinyin Flexibility

Hi There, Looking through 1.3, I notice wo and wu were used in a couple of places for the number 5. Is this an error? Cheers

1 reply - Last post by Oggiedoggy - January 6, 2011

Error in quiz 1.3.1

Hi, For the question: What day is the day after "X?ngq?li

2 replies - Last post by Jim-Jutte - January 6, 2011

Traditional character?

Hi, I'm thinking of purchasing this set. Noticed from the images that the chinese characters are in their simplified version. Is there an option to change to the traditional version?

0 replies - Last post by Ken-- - December 30, 2010

Lesson 1.6 Video

In Lesson 1.6 it says to "look at the writing video below," but I can't seem to find any video available. Is there supposed to be one?

1 reply - Last post by jdu1988 - December 10, 2010

December Updates

Hi Everyone Jason here, the CEO of Rocket Languages. Those that have been with Rocket Languages for a while will have noticed many gradual changes and face-lifts over the last couple of years. Most of these changes have come from suggestions that members...

0 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - December 10, 2010

How many times?

:P Greetings to all. Retired airline pilot -- my wife and I are going to China for 16 days in October (our retirement trip that we have saving for for a long time). A couple of questions 1- how many times at first did you have to go over each lesson to ge...

4 replies - Last post by barryh - November 27, 2010

Trouble with audio link 1.1 Talking About You

Hi, I have been trying to download the mp3 to put on my ipod but it doesn't seem to be working, however the lesson before I had no problems. The file is downloading to my mac but it seems it is unplayable. any ideas?

0 replies - Last post by M.McFly - November 25, 2010

Hi I'm Z-man

Hi Z-man, What parts of lessons 2 & 3 you stuck on? The tones or the words? One thing to remember when learning Mandarin is that it is using initials and finals for the words, ( N i) a combination of words to make word (Ni hao) and the tones. Th...

2 replies - Last post by zmanthebeeman - November 20, 2010

lesson 12.3 English Translation error?

A think a mistake in the English. A doctor fills out a prescription NOT the patient. Yet Tao is going to get his prescription filled out at the pharmacy (chemists)? I am very confused. Please correct or explain is Tao the Doctor and Lin the patient? Howard

2 replies - Last post by howard - November 10, 2010

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

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