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.

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

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 - 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

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☺ - 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 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.. Ma...

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?

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 fahre...

9 replies - Last post by ivana--45 - October 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 - June 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 e...

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 sprec...

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 - January 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...

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - September 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 correc...

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

placement of ist and es in the sentance

in one of the lessons, "Heute ist es geschlossen" is referred to as "Today it is closed" But "Heute(today) ist (is) es (it) geschlossen (closed)" can be the question i.e. "Today is it close", like in englich. So my question is does the placement of ist an...

13 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - September 1, 2013

nicht wahr?

I noticed that Rocket German prefers "nicht wahr" to "oder" to express "isn't it". However in daily German conversation I almost never hear German people using "nicht wahr?" Instead they use "oder?" a lot more frequently. Is there a reason that Rocket Ge...

3 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 19, 2013

"die Öffnung der Berliner Mauer"

In lesson 21.1, Sabine talks about wanting to watch a documentary "über die Öffnung der Berliner Mauer." Literally translated, it means the opening of the Berlin wall. Yet, the translation says it means "the fall of Berlin wall", which seems to me is a ...

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 19, 2013

Einheit 13.1

Is this sentance "Aber wenn du sie nicht fragst, wirst du es auch nie herausfinden was die Antworten wurde" correct? I found "wurde" doesn't make sense since "die Antworten" is plural so the verb ending should be -en instead of -e. However my German frie...

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 8, 2013

Phonetik problem (Ich)

Hello Mr.Paul and Hello everybody, I still have a problem with this pronoun pronounciation (Ich). Sometimes I here it differently in different sentences,e.g: Ich liebe dich Ich habe dich lieb I hope you can help me Mr.Paul. Thank you.

5 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 7, 2013

I need

In one of the lessons about opening a bank account, the term "dann brauchte ich..." was used. The "t" sound is something I have not heard before. Is there a difference between "ich brauche" and "ich brauchte"-is one right and one incorrect? Thanks!

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 - May 15, 2013

Ordering

Hello, when ordering something in a German restuarant, does one usually say: Ich mochte..... or Ich hatte gern.... Or somethng else?

2 replies - Last post by Tom-B45 - May 6, 2013

Darf ich mich vorstellen

Darf ich mich vorstellen Ich heiße Donald Horne aber meine Freunde nammen mich Don. Ich komme auf Neuseeland, Ich wohne in Nelson. Ich bin siezig Jahre alt. Warun Deutsch lernen? Mein sohn hat eine deutsche Frau so wir haben deutsche Enkelkinder. ...

4 replies - Last post by Horne - April 18, 2013

Das Thema der

Hallo Alle! Das Thema der Woche ist Ihre Stadt und Ihren Staat. Schreiben Sie bitte etwas ueber Ihre Stadt ... oder Ihren Staat ... oder beide! Sind sie klein oder gross? Gibt es dort irgend Museum oder Sehenwuerdigkeit? Warum wohnen Sie dort? Ihr Be...

38 replies - Last post by Shannon-S - March 6, 2013

Verbal ability assessment

How do i know when my pronunciation is correct. The likelihood of my speech patterns matching the speakers on the course are limited (different voices), so this doesn't really give me a clear indication of whether I am likely to be understood by a native ...

10 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - February 17, 2013

Die Rakete!

Hallo Alle! Ich habe im laetzen Moment die Rakete gesehen. LOL Das is viel Spass! Sie "rockets" mein Computer darueber. (Have no idea how to say that. Can't bring it up from the recesses of my mind. I just saw the rocket across the top of my scree...

0 replies - Last post by (deleted) - February 16, 2013

Why have SS and ß?

My daughter asked me why the name of the street Schlossstraße has both a double s and a ß. After looking through the course notes I see that ß is NOT really an aditional letter of the alphabet as I thought it may be - providing a logical explanation. The ...

9 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - February 7, 2013

conversation

Is it possible to hold a speaking conversation with one of your people?

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - February 4, 2013

Christmas

What is the proper way to wish someone a Mery Christmas?

6 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 25, 2013

Ordering wine

Why is it when ordering half dry or dry wine they sometimes say "halbtrochen" and sometimes trocker, and sometimes and trochenen....??? Why the different endings on the adjective trochen?

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 21, 2013

tea

how do I ask for sugar only with my tea?

5 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 20, 2013

Cool Web Site for German

Hello fellow German students, I came across a very interesting web site recently that I find useful in supplementing the Rocket German courses. It is called "German is Easy" http://yourdailygerman.wordpress.com/. One of the features I particularly lik...

8 replies - Last post by libbylos - January 20, 2013

Hallo! Ich bin aus saudiaarabien

Ich viel Spaß mit Rocketgerman.

5 replies - Last post by osama--26 - January 13, 2013

Different ways of asking the same question...

I am learning that in German that there are times when you can ask the same question in two different ways such as " Do you speak German?" Is there times when one uses a different way to ask this question as opposed to another? Also is there a good reso...

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - December 30, 2012

Becoming Fluent in German

I just purchased Rocket German and am so excited about the interactive audio sessions. I have learned more just in the first two lessons than any other method that I have tried. I am wondering, however, if it is possible with Rocket German to become flue...

2 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 21, 2012

What is the difference between "Da steht" and "Gibt es"?

What is the difference between "Da steht" and "Gibt es"? Both are being used to say "There is" "Da steht" has been used in lesson 3.3 Going Into Town/ In die Stadt fahren "Gibt es" has been used in lesson 2.2 On A Tour/ Eine Tour machen

7 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 16, 2012

inklusive vs inclusive

In lecture 1.4 Booking a room the Paul asks: "Das Frühstück ist inklusive." Later in Practice when Nik try to explain the 'inklusive' uses the following question: "Ist das Hotel inclusive?" Why here the inklusive is written differently. Is it a typo o...

1 reply - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 16, 2012

Quiz Point Scores

When I answer a quiz, even when I score 100 % my badge score is not updated.

0 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 5, 2012

Quiz Results not Saved

Sorry if this question has been asked and answered, but I can't find it. My quiz results are not saved after I log out and log back in. This is the case with both IE and Chrome. I was pretty sure they were saved at one time in earlier releases.

0 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 5, 2012

How would you say

Hallo alle! Ich hiesse Michael and Ich komme aus USA. Wie würden Sie sagen: "Nice to see you again" auf Deutsch ? Ist dies korrect: "Schön Sie wieder zu sehen" ? Was glauben Sie? MM

7 replies - Last post by Abdu10 - November 23, 2012

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