We have returned from 2 weeks in Germany. What a wonderful experience!
I found many occasions where what I learned in Rocket German helped me in the daily activities. And, of course, many where I needed assistance!
For my first meal there, I had Rindergoulash, of course! My hubby had jagerschnitzel - liked it so much that just about every meal he had it!
We got really comfortable in that fabulous bakeries, although there was a lot of pointing to things.
The announcements on the train or on the platform were totally incomprehensible, so we just ignored them. Fortunately, people nearby realized that we may have missed an important announcement and helped us.
It was amazing, though, how many situations reflected the Rocket German lessons. For example, I was buying bananas, and the cashier told me to put them "bitte auf die Waage".
We bought several Tagesfahrkarten for the train, of course.
And on several occasions, when I was lost, I went up to strangers with the famous line "Entschuldigung, bitte, wie komme ich zur ....". Of course, when they replied, I had the obviously stunned expression, and before long they would ask if I spoke English - obviously, I speak German with an English sort of accent (well, Canadian actually).
Anyway, I had a good time.
And Rocket German really helped. Thanks.