Conversation in French

Welcome ! This is a great opportunity to practice reading and writing in French with your fellow Rocket French learners. So browse some of the posts, take your French reading skills for a spin and when you're ready, introduce yourself and get chatting! Don't be afraid to make mistakes - these are learners just like you and they're here to help.

I need a blunt opinion on the importance of emersion

So here  is my problem - I am getting to the end of Level 1 and absolutely hitting the wall in terms of conversation at any level. I am learning a multitude of words and phrases, but there now appears to be four ways to ask a question (and the flash cards...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 17, 2019

pronunciation of end consonants

Regarding masculine nouns.  I understand that the last consonant is not pronounced (e.g., un crayon - "cray-oo") but sometime it seems that I hear a bit of the last consonant like (e.g. un jour) be spoken.  Can you provide guidance as to this?

6 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 14, 2019

Voice recording playback speeds up after around 30 mins of lesson

I am having a problem with my voice recording playback. It starts to get faster and faster until I can't understand it. So I have to stop the lesson and log in again to continue' It is really annoying.

4 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 24, 2019

No audio Interactive Audio Lesson 9.4 Canceling a Hotel Reservation

None of the catetories (Play it, hear it/say it, write it, know it) have any audio in Interactive Audio Lesson 9.4 Canceling a Hotel Reservation; therefore, I cannot complete this lesson. Please fix so that I can continue with this lesson. Thank you.

3 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - August 6, 2019

Lesson 18.3

Hi, There is another error in a level 3 lesson.  In the conversation The Cliente says " Je ne sais plus trop." It is translated as," I don't know anymore."  Then in the extra vocabulary the exact same sentence is translated "I don't really know.  And "Je ...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 30, 2019

writen text versus speaking the text

I am at lesson 10.1.  I have a hard time to swallow the sentence below.  The text is perfectly clear to me.   et nous allons vous montrer comment cela se passe en français. But the lovely female voice speaks to me what I distinctly perceive as et nous all...

4 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - July 21, 2019

incorrect translation in 11.3 renting an appartement

Here is a sentence in the lesson dialog that may need a correction. et on va leur demander une caution, peut-etre plus elevee en raison du risque. translated as and one is going ask them for a deposit, maybe due to the higher risk. shoud be, peut-etre: a...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 9, 2019

Est-ce que tu vs est-ce que vous

Why do these two sets off words sound different but the only difference is "tu and vous". Est-ce que tu sounds like "Es--ku-che" and the other sounds like "Es-ku-mo-vo'. NOTE: I tried my best to break down on what it sounds like. It might not be complete...

1 reply - Last post by Gabrielle-D - July 6, 2019

Level 3 conversation speed

I have just started level 3 in Rocket French, and have noticed a definite increase in the speed of the dialogues. I have no complaints about this, I assume that it is nearer to the speed that would be expected in normal French, by a native speaker, and th...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - May 23, 2019

Help pronouncing French nasal sounds

Hello, I am really struggling with pronouncing French nasal sounds. Here are some things I have already tried/already know: 1. In English we make nasal sounds when the letters "m" or "n" are at the end of a word.  2. Nasal sounds are made by letting air...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 24, 2019

Pop-up notification repeatedly interrupting program

I am encountering a pop up notification every 3-5 seconds in Rocket French. The notification says, "Congratulations! You've just achieved a new badge!" I've already commented on another post this morning and I tried "liking" the post as well but Rocket wo...

2 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - January 23, 2019

Recording my language responses

This is not a question.  For the last few weeks every time I repeat a French word or phrase I get this message "Sorry I didn't catch that. Please try again.  The second time I say it, no matter what word or phrase, I get a green 100%.  EVERY SINGLE TIME!!...

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 8, 2019

Plural or singular? Lesson 13.1

In lesson 13.1, the last line of the dialogue has Anne saying: "Allez, sois courageux ! Sinon, tu vas rester vieux garçon ! " Since they are friends they are using the "tu" form throughout, so why "Allez"?  Is that just a colloquial use?

4 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - November 22, 2018

How do I access "Play It" I have been taking the French course since 7/4/2018. I have a MAC, do I need Google chrome to access "Play It"?

How do I access "Play It"? I have a MAC and have been on Rocket French for 7 weeks. Do I need Google Chrome for "Play It"?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - August 22, 2018

Does pronunciation of final consonant in a word sometimes depend on the following word? If so, any general rules for this?

I couldn't help notice that Claire pronounces "deux" as [de] in some instances, but when saying "Ça fait deux euros," I hear it pronounced as [dez].  Is this because the following word is "euro" and it starts with a vowel? Thanks in advance.

1 reply - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - August 21, 2018

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

2 replies - Last post by John-W33 - August 14, 2018

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

Are there any other language programs for french besides rocket french?

0 replies - Last post by danieldenny987 - June 12, 2018

Order of Lessons for new user

Hi, I am wondering if everyone uses the order provided by Rocket French - from 1.1 to 1.5 on the Interactive Audio, to 1.6 to 1.15 on the Language & Culture lessons, before moving to Module 2.1 and on. Same question re Survival Kit - has anyone jumped to ...

1 reply - Last post by Meages - May 7, 2018

bed time story

hi  i want to ask those who are able you speak french well, that post short french story here.! if its possible for them. that would be great full . and pleas don't take so hard on us

0 replies - Last post by maysame-m - April 18, 2018

How well do you learn french in this course?

Salut everyone!  im starting my course here in Rocket french but i have a question for those who are advance or have already finished the course... Were you able to read and speak french ones you finished this course? If yes, what suggestions can you...

13 replies - Last post by maysame-m - April 18, 2018

Je suis ...

Salut tout le monde, je m'appelle Javier Magallanes et j'habite en les États-Unis dans l'état de Californie à une ville qui s'appelle San Bernardino. Maintenant je suis un étudiant au lycée et j'ai découvert RocketFrench quand j'étais en collège. RocketFr...

126 replies - Last post by maysame-m - April 18, 2018

repeating parts of the course

Now that I am about half way through the course, I wanted to retake earlier lessons to fix these in my long term memory. I cannot find a way to delete my previous answers. Can you help?

1 reply - Last post by Peter--252 - January 11, 2018

Is there any place in Houston Texas where French speakers go to meet and practice their French?

Is there any place in Houston Texas where French speakers go to meet and practice their French?

3 replies - Last post by TomG17 - November 11, 2017

Audio

Why doesnt the audio always work? Sometimes it does but other times I cant hear anything.

1 reply - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - October 24, 2017

Asking questions in French - formal and informal

Hi there I am getting really muddled up with asking questions in French. There seem to be many different ways to ask questions. Can anyone please help with the simplest way first and then explain why and when I would change to a different format.  thank you

6 replies - Last post by Meriel - September 19, 2017

french conversation

hi,I have a test March 9 ,and i need topractice can you hel me

3 replies - Last post by DavidS70 - September 8, 2017

Can I slow down the audio of my rocket French ?

Can I slow down the audio

7 replies - Last post by TomG17 - August 30, 2017

Slow down audioCa

Can I slow down the audio?

0 replies - Last post by Deborah 12 - July 19, 2017

Getting frustrated - its all going in one ear and out the other

Hi there I could do with some practical suggestions of how to keep motivated please. Can someone give me a success story for french?  At the moment nothing seems to be being retained in my brain. I can understand the audio fine. I just can remember anythi...

8 replies - Last post by shawcath00 - April 5, 2017

different ways to ask "what happened?"

What are 3 ways to ask someone "what happened?"

0 replies - Last post by joshell29 - March 23, 2017

How do I incorporate more French in daily life?

In addition to the lessons I am doing, I watch the occasional movie & children show. I have the Rocket French app in my android phone that I can listen to when I have opportunity. How do I incorporate and SPEAK more French in my daily life while I a...

24 replies - Last post by Meages - March 23, 2017

Valentines Day question

So today you want to love right? The verb aimer is for both, so how does someone know that you love them as opposed to just liking them when you use J'aime?  Big difference n'est pas?

3 replies - Last post by toru e - February 15, 2017

French Book

Can somebody recommend a language study book to go along with the Rocket French course  that will complement the on-line learning experience.   Thank You......

6 replies - Last post by Mark-G1193 - September 13, 2016

Common idioms/expressions

Salut tout le monde, Can anybody share the must-know common French idioms or expressions in a conversation (if any). I'd be most grateful. Thanks.

4 replies - Last post by M-L - July 28, 2016

Meetups

Bonsoir, Je ne sais pas beaucoup de français, mais j'aimerais aller à langue de français Meetup.  Has anyone been to a "meetup" before. Sounds like people really speak French for real. I'm afraid I won't be able to say anything other than my name & what I...

2 replies - Last post by julia-c13 - June 29, 2016

French accents

Bonjour tout le monde! Just curious, could anyone share their views on what would be the best accent for the purpose of conversation in French (if any)? Merci beaucoup.

5 replies - Last post by Maisarah - June 2, 2016

Practice spoken French

Hello, I am looking for someone with whom to practice speaking and listening of French. Perhaps either 'pen pals' or thourgh Skype/facetime etc. I am base din SE England therefore timezone GMT. Look forward to hearing from someone!

1 reply - Last post by awilgosz - June 1, 2016

Salut! Je cherche amis pour converser.

Je  avoir besoin pratiquer beaucoup. !!!! Je m'appelle Rebeca. J'ai 19 ans, et Je étudié et travaille dans ma maison.  et vous? 

15 replies - Last post by Maisarah - May 27, 2016

Liaison question, revisit

Hello All, Let me apologize first for asking the liaison question. I read all of the questions and comments from as recent as 10 months ago to 6-7 yr ago; some applied and answered my questions. But one confused me, which was answered by Nathalie. The qu...

5 replies - Last post by Marie-Claire-Riviere - May 22, 2016

Vous diriger / Direct you

Can someone explain the meaning of "vous diriger"? I would say it should be "vous dirigez", but in Survival Kit Trains "diriger" is the correct solution. The translation given is "direct you", which is also a mystery in my non-native English comprehension...

2 replies - Last post by bolletjeb - April 28, 2016

Where's the verb?

Lesson 10.2:  In the Rocket Review, Anne asks "fill it up please," and Eric's translation is "le plein s'il vous plait."  What happened to the verb on the French side?  Clearly, Anne has a complete sentence, including the verb, but Eric only gives the obj...

1 reply - Last post by bolletjeb - April 26, 2016

serious french chat on skype

I want to do serious french chat on skype [email protected]

4 replies - Last post by florez57 - February 22, 2016

Points Goal

The points goal is set at 400.  That is for one day or for each module?

1 reply - Last post by Diana-S1 - February 22, 2016

How to download

Bonjour, Can you let me know how to download Rocket French. Certain items of the course do not function properly and I hope to cure this by redownloading the course As on my previous mail I have not received any answer, I'll give you my mailaddress again:...

3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 16, 2016

How to download the odious lesson on ipad

I am trying to download the audio lesson on my iPad. Can you help me please.

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 16, 2016

The price of the taxi was to be only five euros. (6.9 Ce plaindre)

The price of the taxi was to be only five euros. Shouldn't it be "the price of the fare or ride was to be only five euros". Is it another one of those "relaxed" conversational style? To me the statement clearly said that the price of the taxi (car) is 5 ...

5 replies - Last post by M-L - February 7, 2016

French grammar

What's the difference between au fait, and a' propos.

3 replies - Last post by toru e - February 1, 2016

what happened to you

Alors Eric, que t'arrive-t-il ? Tu as l'air bizarre ! So Eric, what happened to you? You look funny! How to say what happend to you using vous? Que vous arrivez? Can I use qu'est-ce qu'il vous etes arrivez? Thanks!

1 reply - Last post by toru e - October 25, 2015

1.4 Being Thirsty -- "I do not want anything"

Okay, folks, I am new and just finished taking the 1.4 Being Thirsty quiz so easy on me. The task was finding the correct french translation for "I do not want anything" and recalling from the lessons the "ne ... pas" so I chose "je ne voudrais pas" and ...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-B246 - October 10, 2015

Preposition of 'a' and 'de'

How could I know if Il est difficile 'a' faire qqc or 'de' failre qqc?

0 replies - Last post by Johnny-C - October 1, 2015

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