Welcome ! This is a great opportunity to practice reading and writing in German with your fellow Rocket German learners. So browse some of the posts, take your German 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.
Oh my, when was it ever easy to learn a language. As an adult learner it seems so stilted and endless to start feeling comfortable with pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. I learnt Portuguese and Afrikaans literally by osmosis, so to speak. I think the...
4 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - November 16, 2021
Firstly don't know how to do an Umlaut. So am aware that they need one.In Germany if you are asking for a coffee are both Ich hatte gern and Ich mochte used interchangebly. In other words would some people prefer one above the otherDanke SchonSebongela
6 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - August 23, 2021
Does anyone have good ideas as to where one can find German beginner dialogues or written pieces one can read, as well as listening to easy slow news. Input would be appreciated
2 replies - Last post by sebongela - August 7, 2021
As I have said before I have a German pen friend. She writes in English, but puts in German words or sentences. Really great as it is increasing my vocabulary. She used the word “Ferien” - vacation. I have learnt “urlaub”. I could ask her the difference a...
3 replies - Last post by sebongela - July 3, 2021
The native speaker in these lessons (German) typically emphasizes the 2nd syllable in such words as sehen and gehen (ge-HEN, se-HEN), whereas I am used to hearing a schwa (unstressed syllable) in the 2nd syllable. Does it depend on what part of the Germa...
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - December 14, 2020
Hi there,I feel that the recording is not sensitive enough. Some questionsHow to pronounceern in wanderneln in segelndifference between siegel and segelnThanks in advance
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - November 18, 2020
What is the differences between1.pfanne fahne2.Fluss floss3.Schule Schuler4.Stehen stelen How to pronounceeln in lispeln Please help me thanks!
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - November 18, 2020
How to pronounce (and or distinguish) these words, I cannot imitate them perfectly.Restaurantrund/undFahrt(how to say r here)Würdig(ü,wü)siehen-sehenklingt(gt)Tour´`/Toll
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - November 11, 2020
Hello everyone,I was checking the leson 5.3 (Module 1 ) - Retail therapy. Minute 23:00.The conversation is about “eine Bluse” , a blouse, and there is no bluses left in the sizes that our protagonist (Lena) was looking for.At some point she says: “Vielle...
3 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - November 10, 2020
Hi, I'm almost done with Module 4, and you have updated the Language lessons. Are the new language lessons so different that I need to redo all of them before I take the Certification? I began the Module a little while ago, so I'm not sure if it is ver...
1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 21, 2020
I'm confused by some of the conversation and translations in the final lesson in Module 7 (7.4). In particular, I'm having trouble with the discussion surrounding Nik's musings about mulled wine being served in the hospital. It goes like this: (Under L...
9 replies - Last post by DeanC7 - August 23, 2020
In Lesson 9.2 at ~1 min 27s into the lesson, Sandra says (I think) "Nach dem Abi' war ich ein Jahr lang in Afrika." The script has the full word Abitur, and when Matthias says it in the vocabulary he also says the full word. Would Abi' be a common abbre...
5 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - August 21, 2020
Was darf is sein? When do you use this expresion?
6 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - June 22, 2020
In Lesson 10.6 we have the sentence: Hallo, ich bin’s Nadja. The translation is Hi, it's Nadja speaking. (An alternative could be Nadja hier.) The context is that it is a telephone call. I just wonder why there's an 's tacked on to bin. I assume it'...
1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - June 6, 2020
I have come across a chrome extension which works with Netflix. Amongst other things it allows you to see both German and English subtitles together and also see previous and upcoming subtitles in a side bar. There are some dictionary functions but not th...
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - May 23, 2020
Hallo, Ich bin Eric und möchte treffe neue Leute. Ich hoffe mache neue freundlichkeit.
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - May 1, 2020
In lesson 9.4 Mathias is asked to describe his suitcase he begins with es ist is there a reason why this is not er ist. I know this is a minor point but it is in my head. Michael
2 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - April 16, 2020
Hallo . Ich habe ein Zweifel. In the sentence - 'Ich kenne dich, du machst immer Witze' . Can it be also said as ' Ich kenne dich, du sagst immer Witze ' ?? Also , in the sentence ' Magst du das Denkmal sehen ?' isn't 'the monument' the object and he...
4 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - April 8, 2020
Just started re-learning German. The last time I took German was 1977 so it has been a while. However, I've just been through the very first two modules of Level 1 and my question is, aren't the conversations showing more familiarity between the speakers ...
2 replies - Last post by Kevin-R3 - April 6, 2020
Hallo Ich möchte diesen Satz überprüfen. 'Das ist beides im Zentrum' . Instead , would 'Sie sind beides im Zentrum ' be wrong ? Vielen Dank.
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - April 5, 2020
Hallo . Wie soll ich Deutsch üben? For e.g , I could only frame the sentence till 'Wie soll Ich Deutsch 'and then I took the help of Google Translation . Any ideas on how should I practice on my own , along with Rocket Language's teaching of words , se...
1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - March 23, 2020
Hallo . In the question for : Do you know how Paul is , "Weißt du wie es Paul geht?" , why is there a 'es' ? Do we not ask - Weißt du wie Paul ist ? Also , can you please let me know if these sentences are correct : Weißt du wie es die Kinder gehen ?...
4 replies - Last post by VidyaMS - March 19, 2020
Hallo . The traffis light is : die Ampel . So then when we say , in the next traffic light , why does it change to " an der nächsten Ampel " . Is it because the preposition 'an ' , changes die Ampel to der Ampel in Dative ? But why 'nächsten' ? The sent...
2 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - March 12, 2020
Hallo . When should we use 'gibt es ' and when should we use 'ist da ' in a question to ask : Is there ? For eg : Is there some one in the car or is there a book on the table or is it cold today ? Danke schön. Vidya
8 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - March 11, 2020
Hallo, i am learning lesson 2.4 Travelling on Business and encounter these two sentences: Ich muss zum Hotel Adlon and Ich muss zum Hotel Adlon fahren. Is this fahren a typo mistake or do we need to add it when we say: Ich muss zum Hotel Adlon fahren? D...
3 replies - Last post by jeremydridley - February 3, 2020
Hallo alle zusammen. Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr!
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - December 24, 2019
Ever since the last Android App update (4th July) the audio lessons on the App no longer play. Very frustrating as the App is more convenient for me than the desktop version. Why is this and is it going to be fixed?
2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - July 9, 2019
Is it correct understood that they mean the same, but “danke schon” is slightly higher when it comes to express that you are thanking someone?
2 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 15, 2019
Hallo alle zusammen Ich heiße Simon. Ich wohne in London, UK. Ich lerne Deutsch, damit ich mit deutschen Freunden auf Deutsch unterhalten kann. Ich wohne im Bezirk von Fulham. Es ist sehr schön hier mit vielen Parks. Die Geschäfte, Bus und U-Bahn sind in ...
18 replies - Last post by sfpugh - February 7, 2019
How can I add to my app the new course I purchased
1 reply - Last post by Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor - January 6, 2019
I came a across a useful video on the technique of chunking for learning German. This is learning small snippets or phrases rather than just vocabulary or whole sentences. German with Anja is releasing 3 videos on the technique, the first two are availab...
3 replies - Last post by sfpugh - October 14, 2018
I have found it hard to find German practice material that is not too difficult and not too easy. I find that news and films are too difficult to get much benefit. The Learn German channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Km0txKTlSPYIJF9HwPZMA has a se...
4 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - September 16, 2018
What is the diference in use Zum or Zur
2 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - June 15, 2018
Is there a difference between when to use mögten versus haben for purposes of expressing "would you like?" Within the material examples it's difficult to determine if there's really a difference. For instance there are a couple of examples like the follo...
3 replies - Last post by sfpugh - May 31, 2018
I was wondering if there was anything that allowed for (fully customisable) typing in a set of numbers, or words for that matter, and then having them shuffled/randomised, and then read out in German, to practise listening translation?
0 replies - Last post by Richard2548 - April 18, 2018
I have an upcoming test that is a German listening test. Among other things it includes a brief spoken biography, usually of someone influential from the 20th century. I am looking for resources that have similar ~2 min spoken mini-lectures/biographies. I...
0 replies - Last post by Richard2548 - April 18, 2018
I understand the greeting "Geht's dir gut?" as the singular "you", informal. Can someone help me to understand the same greeting but using the formal "you", in both singular and plural? Are they both "Geht's Ihnen gut?" ? Danke fur Ihre Hilfe Dave
5 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - April 9, 2018
Das Dorf des Schweigens - the village of silence is a movie about a local girl who returns to her village after many years away. People don't seem pleased to see here and secrets start to come out... The good thing about this film is that the dialog is ...
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - February 26, 2018
Hallo alle zusammen, Ich wünsche euch frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr aus London.
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - December 22, 2017
There is a new German language Krimi just started in the UK on Sky Atlantic and coming to Netflix in January. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/arts/television/sex-drugs-and-crime-in-the-gritty-drama-babylon-berlin.html The first episode is pretty hard ...
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - November 8, 2017
How do I Watch Video Play a Sign Language video from a lesson
1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - August 28, 2017
I came across this phrase, which I thought was amusing, in Euronews (available in 12 languages) "Es geht um die Wurst" which means something like "It's the moment of truth". Germans are serious about sausage :)
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - July 26, 2017
Does anyone know how to type umlauts and other accents in the Forum? We get a virtual keyboard in the lesson questions but apparently not in the Forum. Perhaps Rocket needs to supply this?
7 replies - Last post by sfpugh - July 22, 2017
is it (Ich muss zum Museum) or (Ich muss zum Museum fahren) ?
2 replies - Last post by Yahya - July 17, 2017
Guten Tag alle zusammen. Ich möchte mit anderen Studenten sprechen. Möchte jemand unterhalten. Ich heisse Simon und ich wohne in London. Das Wetter heute ist sehr schön.
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - June 16, 2017
I wonder if anyone is interested in trying out Skype to practice conversation. I am working on level 2 at the moment, but I haven't done level 1 as I did the Rosetta beginners course. One of the features was to allow voice conversations between learners w...
2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - May 10, 2017
I wonder if anyone has suggestions for easy german reading material? Amongst children's books, I have Grimms Fairy tales (the site alaso has them in English): http://www.grimmstories.com/de/grimm_maerchen/index which I prefer to: http://www.childrensbooks...
4 replies - Last post by sfpugh - April 5, 2017
Does anyone have recommendations for good youtube channels about German or for learning German? A fun channel about German is Don't Trust the Rabbit : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1-MpIG20o6kzsu1I5SLXpQ
2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - March 24, 2017
Weiß jemand, wo wir deutschen TV-Shows , Filme und andere Video finden können ? Mein amerikanischer Netflix-Konto hat nur ein paar . Viele der Links auf Google blockiert werden - vielleicht von amerikanischen FCC . Meine Freundin und ich haben beide würde...
5 replies - Last post by janeosullivan - February 5, 2017
Many years ago, I was asked by a waiter in a German restaurant if I wanted dessert. I replied, "Nein, danke, ich bin voll." A teenaged girl at a nearby table immediately went into hysterics. I was deeply puzzled and irritated. The mystery recently was...
15 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - November 8, 2016