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More time for speech

While I am loving this course, something I'm having difficulty with as I progress through is the amount of time I have on the ‘Know It’ exercises. As the grammar gets more complex and the sentences get longer, giving users the same amount of time to say t...

10 replies - Last post by RobertC106 - October 23, 2020

how are leaderboard points allocated?

lovely to get all these points but I cannot figure out how score is worked out.

1 reply - Last post by Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 10, 2020

Travelogue 1.1 -

Alain - «ce ira très bien comme ça». There is no way I can make out that Alain says 'très bien comme ça'.  My wife is a native French speaker and she could not pick what he actually says either. To both of us it sounds more like 'mais' or something simila...

3 replies - Last post by Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 10, 2020

A Technical glitch - lesson 10.4 Write It (Sept 3)

I typed correctly "Il y a beaucoup de choix mais ça coûte assez cher" but the revealed "correct answer" was "There are many choices, but it's quite expensive", with lots of red letters to be seen! Tested this again on that question, and then on the next q...

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - September 3, 2020

French Lesson 6.6

In «Play it»  'Passerby' répond à ANNE (Pouvez-vous m'indiquer ?) avec «Oui, MONSIEUR . . .».

6 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 2, 2020

French 4.4

Translation of «désirer» in this lesson as 'desire' is too 'direct' and results in very formal-sounding English, giving the impression that «désirer» might be reserved for very formal French too. 'What would you desire' may be heard somewhere in the Engli...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - August 17, 2020

Lesson 10.2

«parler de voiture» (singular) appears several times translated as 'speaking about cars' (plural).  I think there needs to be an 's' in the French versions too «voitures».

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - August 17, 2020

French 10.2 Lvl2

«risquez la crevaison» is translated as 'risk a puncture'. Should this be «risquez un crevaison» ? Presently it is switching from definite article in French to an indefinite article in English.

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - August 17, 2020

Introduction

Bonjour à tous! My name is Maia, I am from the USA and I am a beginner in the French language. I have been learning for one and a half months so far and I am loving every second of it. My goal is to be at the Upper Intermediate level by the end of 2021. G...

1 reply - Last post by toru e - August 4, 2020

Lesson 3.2 comments/concerns

Salut- I am currently completing lesson 3.2. I have a couple concerns about the grammar used throughout the lesson.  1. Je suis perdu(e) (I am lost) Why is the second verb 'conjugated'? Even then, it is not conjugated properly with 'Je'. The terms 'Je s...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - August 3, 2020

Leaderboard totals

Hi  Leaderboard totals appear to be unrealistic. New points seem to add OK - it's as though the base number is incorrect.

5 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 29, 2020

Missing word in script

In Travelogue 2.3 there is the sentence «  Nous prendrons un carnet de métro ou RER ? » , however I'm pretty sure that the speaker inserts a « de » between ou and RER. If that is so should the script be corrected?

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 23, 2020

Lesson 10.8 Flashcards

"We put the cupboard in the bedroom" - in English this is not the usual form for a present tense statement to mean 'we are putting . . .', yet it is translated into French as «Nous plaçons . . ». It should be «Nous avons placé . . » to indicate the past t...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 21, 2020

Lesson 10.8

The English to be translated in Flashcards (#82 as it appeared for me)  is "We bought the plants" and is translated in French as «Nous avons acheté des plantes». As the definite article is used in English the definite article is also required in French an...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 21, 2020

Burned out / Not learning

I've stopped doing the lessons for a couple of days now. I'm sick of being stuck at home and burned out with my lack of any progress. I was going through the motions of getting points for several days just to keep my toe in the water, but I wasn't learnin...

7 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 21, 2020

French

Especially in the writing and know it tasks, it is necessary on many occasions to know formal/informal/number (and in some cases verb tense as well - if doing general testing) BEFORE the answer is written. Unfortunately even since the update, the informat...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 21, 2020

lesson 8.5 travailler comme un fou to like a slave Lit.

Lesson 8.5 states the following: travailler comme un fou to like a slave Is this correct or should it be work like a slave? The next phrase is    travailler comme une folle  to work like a slave  Which obviously includes the word work. Also t...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 21, 2020

9.6 Passé simple

Passé simple just does not belong here, and especially should not be addressed before passé composé or imparfait, regardless of disclaimers. If it must stay in this primarily spoken language course, it should be moved to one of the very last lessons, perh...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 21, 2020

"Être" et "Avoir" seem hopeless

If I was taking level 1 for a grade, I would have just failed, LOL. And I reviewed those lessons many times. Does it just take a year or two to figure them out?

4 replies - Last post by RobertR34 - July 21, 2020

Download failure

Anyone have a clue as to why you cannot download any lessons suddenly? Been a problem this past week in both French and German.  No explanation given just 'try later'.

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - July 15, 2020

Badges, colors, and stars

What are the badges, what are the colour levels and stars

2 replies - Last post by Denise840 - June 16, 2020

Pronunciation: è, ​é ou e

Merci je ne comprend pas [why] è, ​é ou e. They all sound the same to me, makes it difficult j'en travail

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - June 2, 2020

French Level 2 Lesson 9

1. «Je suis né dans le sud-ouest de la France, à côté de la ville de Bordeaux I was born in the South-west of France, next to the city of Bordeaux» ​2. «Je m'appelle Anne et je viens du Nord de la France. I'm called Anne and I come from the North of F...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - May 19, 2020

Lesson 7.6 - recognition issues with one colloquial phrase

«Dis, Suzanne, t'as le fric ? Say, Suzanne, you got some dough?» Anyone else have trouble getting this phrase recognised by the speech recognition engine? Every other phrase in the lesson has been recognised first time, or with no major issue. However,...

4 replies - Last post by Le pipistrel - May 7, 2020

Lesson 7.5 - ? Incorrect dictation-translation couplet

«J'aime aller voir ma famille qui habite dans le sud près de la Vence, et le tarif par train me coûte cent quarante euros aller-retour»     «I like to go see my family who live in the south near Vence, and the train fare costs me 140 euros round trip.» Th...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 28, 2020

Technical issue Lesson 7.5

The response (red) button for 'la vie quotidienne'  is not functioning today (April 25 17h00 -17h15, at least). Other buttons in same vocabulary section and throughout the lesson are functioning normally.

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 28, 2020

Lesson 7.5

Je dépense deux cents euros en produits alimentaires et quarante cinq euros en transport. I spend 200 euros on food and 45 euros on transportation. Je dépense ‍‍200‍‍ ‍‍€‍‍ e‍‍n produits alimentaires et ‍‍45‍‍ ‍‍h‍‍eur‍‍e‍‍s en transport‍ The 3rd ...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 28, 2020

French 7.4

J'espère que tu n'as rien de cassé. S-I I hope nothing is broken. Literal J'espère que tu n'as rien de cassé. It makes no sense to me to translate «J'espère que tu n'as rien de cassé» as "I hope nothing is broken", which suggests this is some...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 28, 2020

Voice recognition French numbers (lesson 1.13)

The voice recognition does not recognize things like "le premier", "le quatrième", "le cinquème", and so on. Whenever I record it, it registers as "1er". For example, on the sentence where you have to say "Je suis le premier de la course", it registers as...

9 replies - Last post by Desi2020 - April 27, 2020

Ok, now even I think it is time to stop the totally ridiculous points chasers!

Most of the time I couldn't care less if people are so pitiful as to want to mindlessly and uselessly accumulate points to see their stage names in lights. But it appears confinement has extended them from totally ridiculous to, well, totally ridiculous. ...

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - April 23, 2020

Lesson 3.8 French Punctuation

I think it would be cool if the actual punctuation marks were included in the review section. Maybe do an extra vocabulary section as in some previous Language and Culture lessons, creating audio for the individual punctuation marks so they can be include...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 20, 2020

Lesson 7.3

In the lesson, both in the extra vocabulary, and in the tests (question 29/55, at least in the 'know it' section when I did it), 'tout ce qu'il me faut' is incorrectly translated as "All I need NOW'. For that translation to be accurate, 'maintenant' needs...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 14, 2020

Noun Articles

Hi -  It would be helpful if in the vocabulary lists you included the noun articles. For example, in lesson 2.3, "train" is listed as a vocabulary item, but you have to look up whether it is masculine or feminine. Is this something you could add to a fut...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - April 8, 2020

Lesson 7.2

Couple of transcription errors in the conversation : at 15:12 « . . . n'ai rien mangé.» is missing the accent (simply written «mange»; at 21:20 Paul says «il n'y a plus des gens . . .» , transcribed as «il n'y a plus de personnes . . .» Maarten Kamp

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 2, 2020

Leader Board Question

Is it possible to opt out of the leaderboard? I looked at my settings and I can't find anything that turns it off. It isn't helpful or motivational to see that 450 people are outdoing me, I feel like I'm getting trampled!

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - March 25, 2020

Incorrect or poorly pronounced phrase in Activity - Write It for Leçon 6.9

«Volontiers, mais c'est quand même regrettable qu'un restaurant puisse être négligent à ce point !» This phrase is in the lesson text as quoted here. In the Activity - Write It section it is clearly misspoken as «Volontiers, mais c'est quand même regretta...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - March 16, 2020

Interruption to streak due to travel

Minor issue in the scheme of things I guess. However, it was disappointing to see my lesson streak reset because of international travel and time zone changes. Having made a deliberate effort to ensure that I continued 'the streak', even doing the program...

2 replies - Last post by MCK - March 5, 2020

Leçon 6.8

I know this complaint has come up before, but it is extremely annoying that the program continues to highlight as incorrect answers that it transcribes in numerals rather than words, or occasionally the converse. Surely it can't be that hard to ensure tha...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - March 4, 2020

Lesson 6.6

For the first time ever - when I went to reset the Quiz section (wanted to get one of the phrases to submit because of translation difference between quiz and lesson) - I was only given option to reset all testing (not just the Quiz section) and that is e...

2 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - February 25, 2020

6.7 ? says 'au lit' rather than 'un lit'

In the conversation with receptionist, the customer has  the following phrase  "vous pouvez me mettez un lit" which is fine; however, on listening several times this sounds much more like the following is said "vous pouvez me mettez au lit".  (Sorry, coul...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - February 25, 2020

mega games

bonjour a tous, are the mega games still operational, i can't find them. merci

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 21, 2020

Numbers in spoken tests

The program often tells me I'm speaking incorrectly when I try to do numbers. For example, when I am meant to be saying 'Vingt-cinq euros', the programme often shows '25€' in red, rather than showing it in written form in green. If the programme is showin...

16 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - February 12, 2020

Query re Travelogue 2.1

I'd like to clarify a couple of points in this lesson. 1)  The first line of dialogue is a greeting « Bonjour Messieurs-dames »  = "Good morning Sir, Madam." Now the honorifics are singular in English but plural in the French, so is this just standard? (...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 29, 2020

Minor typo in travelogue 1.3

Travelogue 1.3 (Catching a Taxi) has the sentence « Nous allons a l'hôtel Pigalle ». It should be « ... à l'hôtel Pigalle » of course. The typo is repeated in the exercises.

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 21, 2020

Errors in transcription Chapitre 5.2

@ 8:22 Paul says 'car' and this is transcribed as such, but it is meant to be «parce que». Same error at 14:22, but at 23:48 it is correctly transcribed. Claire clearly says «parce que» each time.  At 22:40 Claire correctly says  « de l'autre côté » but t...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 8, 2020

Possible error in lesson 23.3

At about 9 mins 50 in this lesson, we are told that « avoir la cote » means "to have a good rating" or metaphorically, "be popular". The actual phrase is pronounced  « mais le mariage à l'église a la cote » by Julie, both in the lesson and the individual ...

2 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 8, 2020

Is this an error?

Quiz for Level 1, Chapitre 5, (question 4) asks for French for 'unopened bottle' and gives answer une bouteille non ouvertes (plural verb form) as 'correct answer'.  I don't think so.

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 8, 2020

Vocabulary Words

How come the words in my vocabulary don't show up blue anymore?

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - December 17, 2019

Lesson 22.2: Couple of differences in the lesson and the dialoge

In lesson 22.2, there are a couple sentences which have extra words in the lesson, but not in the dialogue or the text: (1) at about 10m 24s Julie says (I think) « Devrais-je payer quoi que ce soit ? » whereas the dialogue omits the italicised bit. (2) I...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - December 9, 2019

Lesson 21.7: Typo in the English narrative

Hi all, In lesson 21.7 there is a paragraph saying : Simpler, if you want to say “who's” we only add the preposition « à » as in « à qui ». Guess what you would say for “with whom”? Well, it is « avec qui ». It should be "whose" not "who's" (which is a ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - November 25, 2019

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