Conversation in German

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.

Bitte stellen Sie sich vor - please introduce yourselves

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 der Nähe. Ich würde gerne von...

7 replies - Last post by Badger -
Oct 21, 2018

A useful tequnique for learing to speak German naturally.

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 available so far. Here is the...

3 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Oct 14, 2018

German comprehension practice

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 series of simple stories read out with the...

4 replies - Last post by HugoM5 -
Sep 16, 2018

Use of Zum, Zur

What is the diference in use Zum or Zur

2 replies - Last post by HugoM5 -
Jun 15, 2018

Difference between Möchten Sie and Haben Sie Lust

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 following: Möchten Sie noch etwas? with...

3 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
May 31, 2018

Resource for randomising flashcards, and having them dictated in German, to practise listening translation.

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 -
Apr 18, 2018

Is there any sections that cover understanding brief biographies spoken German?

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 am still trying to develop the technique...

0 replies - Last post by Richard2548 -
Apr 18, 2018

Geht's dir gut?

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

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Apr 9, 2018

Das Dorf des Schweigens - a german film with relatively slow dialog

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 slower than most films and the german...

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Feb 26, 2018

Happy Christmas

Hallo alle zusammen, Ich wünsche euch frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr aus London.  

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Dec 22, 2017

New German TV show: Babylon Berlin

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 to follow but it promises to the best...

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Nov 8, 2017

How do I Watch Video Play a Sign Language video from a lesson

How do I Watch Video Play a Sign Language video from a lesson

1 reply - Last post by sfpugh -
Aug 28, 2017

Es geht um die Wurst

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 -
Jul 26, 2017

How to type umlauts and other accents in the Forum

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 -
Jul 22, 2017

2.4 Auf Geschäftsreise

is it (Ich muss zum Museum) or (Ich muss zum Museum fahren) ?

2 replies - Last post by Yahya -
Jul 17, 2017

Hallo alle zusammen

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 -
Jun 16, 2017

German practice via Skype?

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 which was good for practice although not...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
May 10, 2017

easy german reading material?

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...

4 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Apr 5, 2017

Any recommendations for German youtube channels?

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 -
Mar 24, 2017

Weiß jemand, wo wir deutschen TV-Shows , Filme und andere Video finden können ?

  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 würden gerne typisch deutschen TV...

5 replies - Last post by janeosullivan -
Feb 5, 2017

I am full.

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 solved when a fellow passenger on a...

15 replies - Last post by Peter--252 -
Nov 8, 2016

Alter

Wie alt sind Sie?

2 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 8, 2016

An old man trying to learn German!

Hallo! Ich heiße Amitabh. Ich bin dreiundvierzig :shock: Jahre alt. Ich komme aus Indien und wohne in Bangalore (Ja! Software!). Ich bin verheiratet und habe zwei kinder - beide Jungen, elf und sieben. Warum bin ich lerne ein neues Sprache bei dies Alter? Ich weiß nicht. Aber ich bin...

26 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 2, 2016

Plans to replace speakers

Is there anything in the works for redoing the Rocket German Plus in terms of speakers? I try and try to hear Matthias and Sandra but cannot. I realize that not everyone is going to speak with the same speed and clarity but it does me no good if I can't grasp the material.

7 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 1, 2016

Why make it so complicated?

First, I speak other languages! I have gone through the learning process of those languages since a young age. And I know by experience that it is not easy to learn a language. Let me say that most of the teaching methodologies, including RG, totally fail to account for the foreign student...

6 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 30, 2016

Hallo!!

Meine name ist Amila. Ich komme aus Bosnia. Ich bin dreizehn Jahre alt. Und ihr?

36 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 30, 2016

Das Wetter

Gestern haben wir hier in Alabama, sehr schlectes Wetter mit Donner und Blitzen gehabt. regnete es sehr stark aber heute ist es wieder schön.. Wie ist das Wetter bei Ihnen?

3 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 30, 2016

Why is the PDF in the interactive audio lession "All Reviews" and "All conversations" emtpy?

Hello RocketGerman Support, Why is the pdf available as part of the interactive audio lesson " All Reviews" and "All conversations" empty. It would be great and helpful to have all reviews and conversations compiled into a single PDF for a quick reference. Could someone support on this please...

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jul 25, 2016

introduction

was ist dine name?

50 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 18, 2016

german sentence structure

I don't know how the sentence structure and because of this I find it hard speaking as i'll always think people won't understand me

2 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 18, 2016

Weiß jemand, wo wir deutschen TV-Shows , Filme und andere Video finden können ?

  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 würden gerne typisch deutschen TV...

0 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 18, 2016

Deutsche sprache

Warum schriebt niemand in der Deutschen Sprache? Diese Seite ist für Deutsche üben. Wir müssen probieren sowie wir besser bekommen.

26 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 18, 2016

German Translation

I'm writing a book, and several of the characters in it are German.  Some of them can't speak English, so I'm writing German dialog for them.  My German vocabulary is definitely not up to translating all that the characters say, so I was wondering if anybody could help me  translate it, or...

5 replies - Last post by David K -
Jul 18, 2016

Written Transcript

The Review Lessons in Section 8 of Level One refer to written transcripts.  How do I see/print a transcript?

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 -
Mar 1, 2016

Can't record voice in Ubuntu

Hi All, I am using Ubuntu operation system and mozilla browser. Here I am unable to record my voice. Can you please help me. Regads, Mala

3 replies - Last post by jason☺ -
Feb 21, 2015

intoduction

how to introduce ourselves

3 replies - Last post by jason☺ -
Feb 10, 2015

A Confusing "Moment"

Paul/anyone, I have a question on when to use, Augenblick or moment. For instance could I say, "in diesem Moment" as well as "in diesem Augenblick"? Or "in eine Augenblick" as well as "in ein Moment"? I have asked in the past "haben Sie ein Moment". Could I have also asked "haben Sie...

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber -
Jan 28, 2015

Check my Rocket Review?

Hello, Would anybody like to be so kind as to check my Rocket Review here for Lesson 6.1 Birthday Celebration? I want to be certain I have nailed(understood) the der/die/das einen/eine/ein. MP3 Review Link: http://goo.gl/QDXrAC Lesson Link: http://members.rocketlanguages.com/lessons/48 Rocket...

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 -
Jan 25, 2015

der Weihnachtsmann

Hallo, Ich habe finden etwas Neues: https://translate.google.com/#de/en/der%20Weihnachtsmann Google zeigt ein Bild eines roten Mann mit weißem Bart Großartig! Hello, I find something new: <== I meant to say found above, can anybody correct my...

1 reply - Last post by jason☺ -
Jan 5, 2015

Finding umlauts on a PC keyboard

i posted this in one of the sections under Grammer in answer to a question there. I am adding it here also for those who might not see it elsewhere I don't know about Mac's as mine is a PC but here is what I can do to Access umlauts on the Keyboard.. Maybe it will help. Go to control panel...

6 replies - Last post by jason☺ -
Jan 4, 2015

Problem with pronunciation

Hi guys i have a problem with (ch) syllable words like: Ich - mochten - spreche is it pronounced (shh) or slighlty (khhh) !!! because sometimes here in the program pronounced (shhh) and sometimes (khhh)

3 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 -
Dec 5, 2014

Does anyone use Assimil?

Has anyone used Assimil? Seems pretty good for German and Italian and French. So far It is a nice complement for this course.

5 replies - Last post by rodrigo-gomes -
Oct 15, 2014

Was für ein Motorrad haben Sie?

Bikeophile, I responded to your above by my IPhone but it apparently didn't register on this site. Some time back, I had earlier asked about your bike but perhaps you didn't see the post. I was wondering, "Was für ein Motorrad ist es, und wie lange fahren Sie schon Motorrad? Ich fahre seit...

9 replies - Last post by ivana--45 -
Oct 3, 2014

Good Morning, Good Day, Good Night

Just checking if lesson 4.4 is correct when saying Good night and using Gute Nacht? Seems odd that we use Guten Morgen, Guten Tag, Guten Abend but not Guten Nacht? Trying to understand the nuances of the language.

4 replies - Last post by Marvin-W -
Jun 9, 2014

Difference between "und du?" and "und dir?"

Hallo! I've been listening to the audio lessons and in the very first one it says "und dir?" meaning "and you?" but I've listened to a later lesson and it mentions "und du?" with the same translation of "and you?" What is the difference between the two exactly? Danke Sam

14 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 -
May 30, 2014

Letter writing

Hello i need help on how to write a friendly letter in German. Veelen Dank!

6 replies - Last post by nash--4 -
May 28, 2014

How do I explain my limited knowledge?

My German language skills are at the bottom threshold of intermediate. I think I have pretty good pronunciation. This can lead a German-speaking person to assume that I am pretty fluent. When I don't understand the response, I generally say, "Ich spreche nur ein bischen Deutsch." That can...

18 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 -
May 11, 2014

Hallo

Am having problems differenciating between the masculine and the feminine gender

5 replies - Last post by Yusni-Y -
Jan 10, 2014

Pronunciation of words ending in "e"

I'm going through the phrases in 19.3 and I am noticing a slight difference in pronunciation for some words. I don't know who the speaker is, but I'm wondering if it is a regional difference. Most of the time words ending in "e" have an "ahh" sound, e.g. kalte sounds like "call tah". However...

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 -
Sep 2, 2013

davon, dabei, darüber

Sounds simple enough, but I have trouble with those words. They seem, at times, to be thrown into sentences and they can have literally scores of meanings. I guess I am making it too hard, but are there any guidelines as to how to use these words correctly...or how one tells what they actually...

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber -
Sep 1, 2013

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