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.

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

Vielen Dank fur die Auskunft. Tschus, Victoria

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

Add to app

Hi Javier,  thanks for your question. Your new course should be added automatically the next time you open the app. If not, please contact us here: https://www.rocketlanguages.com/contact.php  Thanks, Leah from Rocket Languages

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

Thank you for your very helpful tips above.  Just what I was looking for.

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?

For learning grammar I use "German with Jenny". For listening comprehension and vocab I use music and 2 shows called "Easy German" and "German Extra". Easy German is general conversation. German extra is short comedy episodes using simple sentences with s...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - March 24, 2017

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

Hi, errant-italian-knight,   Yes, thanks for responding.  After writing this post I discovered a treasure trove of German language films on Youtube.  My girlfriend-life partner and I have been watching a really well produced comedy --German instruction s...

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

I am full.

Hi Tad, Sorry for the delay. It is really not that of a mistake and I have used 'Ich bin voll' myself to express the same. As far as I know it depends on the context but it could also differ depending on the region. Greetings Paul

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!

Ich bin alter. Ich bin einsundfunfzig jahre alt. Und ich habe drei Jahren Deutsches Kurses zu Ende gebracht.

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?

I  have found some of the more complicated word order challenging but Ive als noticed my capability for handling this improving. Another way to look at the issue is the instruction should match the way Germans really speak.  If lessons are kept overly si...

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

Hallo!!

hallo mein name ist Beso I ferstehe english aber ich will deutche sprache lernen. Ich wohne in Tbilisi Georgia und ich bin 18

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

Das Wetter

Wir sind gerade umgezogen von Massachusetts nach Florida in den Vereinigten Staaten. Wir waren sehr überrascht festzustellen, dass South West Florida hat eine Regenzeit von Ende Frühjahr durch den Sommer, wo es sehr heiß während des Tages, aber dann haben...

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?

Hi Marie,  I just noticed this this afternoon myself and agree with Karthik that having the complete PDF transcript of all conversations would be highly useful. As you point out, all the thousands of students can individually cut and paste each conversa...

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

introduction

Hi Byron, If it's not a question it's:"Aber wir können noch so gut lernen wie die jungen Menschen." Grüße Paul

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

german sentence structure

Just keep reading and practicing as many German sentences as you can. And subconsciously you will start to pick up the patterns. First thing every morning, I view 200 sample sentences in German Pod  101.  You can get free sentences by going in their "free...

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

Deutsche sprache

Marvin und Byron, Ich würde gerne auch auf Deutsch beschrieben. Entschuldigen Sie bitte wenn ich mache nicht gut Deutch, aber ich lerne shon. Ich habe ein Mann und ein Sohn. Wir haben eine Katze, Teddy, eine chinchilla, und eine Gerbil. Ich arbeite a...

26 replies - Last post by David K - July 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 anyb...

5 replies - Last post by David K - July 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 - March 1, 2016

Can't record voice in Ubuntu

i suggest that you get a different microphone for those spacific kind can break easy

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

intoduction

how to introduce ourselves

3 replies - Last post by jason☺ - February 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"....

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 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://membe...

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 - January 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☺ - January 5, 2015

Finding umlauts on a PC keyboard

I like to keep my English keyboard arrangement, and I used to do the alt-keys like Tommy, but now I found the best method when switching between languages and I have little need for memorization. The accents are intuitive. On both the Mac and PC, you can...

6 replies - Last post by jason☺ - January 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 - December 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 - October 15, 2014

Was für ein Motorrad haben Sie?

Hi, wir haben vier Motorräder. Zwei Harleys, einen Buell und ein weisses selbstgebautes Mororrad mit Harley Motor. Müsste fragen... Ich selbst fahre leider keins von denen. Ich liebe das Rad! Doch wir unternehmen Fahrten entlang der Tampa Bay-Küste hin ...

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

Good Morning, Good Day, Good Night

Hi William, Welcome to the confusing world of German genders. Nacht is a feminine noun whereas the other nouns are masculine. That affects the articles and adjectives used to define the nouns. You'll learn about it soon in your lessons.

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

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

Hi Sam, You mentioned going through the audio lessons. Is it 'Und dir?' in the testing section in the introduction you are referring to which is translated as 'and you'. The conversation from the lesson goes something like: 'Wie geht es dir?' "How are ...

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

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