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.

Ob es im Krankenhaus Glühwein gibt.

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...

8 replies - Last post by DeanC7 - June 27, 2020

What is the meaning of

Was darf is sein?     When do you use this expresion?

6 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - June 22, 2020

Ich bin's Nadja - lesson 10.6

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

Language learing with netflix

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

Introducing myself Deutsch learning

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

9.2: nach dem Abitur

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...

2 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - April 20, 2020

er oder es

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

machen Vs sagen

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

Familiarity

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

Correct format

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

German practice.

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

Weißt du wie es Paul geht? - Question structure

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

nächsten Ampel

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

'Gibt es' und 'ist' verbs

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

Ich muss zum Hotel Adlon and Ich muss zum Hotel Adlon fahren.

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

Frohe Weihnachten

Hallo alle zusammen. Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr!

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - December 24, 2019

Audio not working in Android App (Rocket German)

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

Danke vs danke schon

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

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 ...

18 replies - Last post by sfpugh - February 7, 2019

Add to app

How can I add to my app the new course I purchased

1 reply - Last post by Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor - January 6, 2019

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 availab...

3 replies - Last post by sfpugh - October 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 se...

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

Use of Zum, Zur

What is the diference in use Zum or Zur

2 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - June 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 follo...

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 - April 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...

0 replies - Last post by Richard2548 - April 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

5 replies - Last post by HugoM5 - April 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 ...

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - February 26, 2018

Happy Christmas

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

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - December 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 ...

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - November 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 - August 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 - July 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 - July 22, 2017

2.4 Auf Geschäftsreise

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

2 replies - Last post by Yahya - July 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 - June 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 w...

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 to: http://www.childrensbooks...

4 replies - Last post by sfpugh - April 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 - March 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 würde...

5 replies - Last post by janeosullivan - February 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...

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

Alter

Wie alt sind Sie?

2 replies - Last post by David K - August 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 Al...

26 replies - Last post by David K - August 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...

7 replies - Last post by David K - August 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 f...

6 replies - Last post by David K - July 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 - July 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 - July 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 referenc...

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

introduction

was ist dine name?

50 replies - Last post by David K - July 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 - July 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 würde...

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

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