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Rocket German - Updated Level 1 Interactive Audio Course

Hi Everyone! We've updated the Interactive Audio Course for Rocket German Level 1! You'll see a "NEW" label next to these lessons. You'll notice that the conversations are similar, but this update provides you with clearer explanations, a whole host of n...

11 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 1, 2020

Having trouble with recording during play it tests

I have just started revising with the play it tests using the new version and I find that it often fails to recognise the last word in a sentence although it is clearly present on the playback. I don't seem to get this problem when I record an individual ...

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - September 24, 2020

Bold words in "Write it", lesson 3.8

There seem to be several mistakes in the new German lessons. Several days ago another user pointed out that some lessons provide as the correct answer for the "Write it" exercises the sentences in English (instead of German). I myself saw this in lesson 3...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 15, 2020

Write It! issue

Can you please help me resolve this issue. Somehow my Write It! section in the Reinforcement Activities has switched from making me write what I hear to translating what I hear into English. This started as I was going back over the old lessons in Level 1...

6 replies - Last post by JoseAG - September 11, 2020

iOS - German Lesson 2.2 On a Tour playback/download issue

For some reason, the German Audio Interactive "Lesson 2.2 On a Tour" does not play or download on any of my iOS devices. I am up-to-date with the latest for both iOS and app versions.  It plays just fine on the desktop version. Any help would be appreciat...

4 replies - Last post by Herbert-L - September 7, 2020

New Level 1 Interactive Audio Course

Hello Rocket German team, I've started to go over the level 1 Dashboard with the new Interactive Audio Course and saw in Lesson 1.1 that there are 2 new descriptions of similar sentences.  'Du sprichst gutes Deutsch' is interpreted as 'You speak good Ger...

1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - August 24, 2020

Hmnnns...Umnns...etc

Maybe there shouldn't be so many moments when Matthias says "hmmn" or "umnn" or "ahhh" that you have to repeat?! The voice recognition never thinks my hmnn is exactly the same as his and then I end up practicing saying umn a bunch because everything else ...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - August 10, 2020

Leaderboard for "Leaderboard/Last 24 Hours" isn't working correctly

PLEASE fix the "Last 24 Hours" on the Leaderboard. It has continued to accumulate points for days and does not correctly reflect the number of points for a 24-hour period.

0 replies - Last post by PaulS108 - August 6, 2020

Corrections in Lesson 14.3

I would recommend the corrections below for lesson 14.3: German: "von der mir am Telefon nichts erzählen konntest?" Current English translation: "that you couldn't tell me about on the phone?"  Recommended English translation: "that you couldn't tell me ...

4 replies - Last post by RobertR34 - July 31, 2020

Corrections in Lesson 14.1

Hallo Julia, I would suggest the following corrections in Lesson 14.1: Currently: Das beste ist das riesige Festmal. Recommended: Das Beste ist das riesige Festmal. Currently: Glühwein ist sowieso das beste an Weihnachten. Recommended: Glühwein ist sow...

10 replies - Last post by sfpugh - July 18, 2020

Beginner Question on Level 1 Dashboard Subcategories

Guten Abend - 1st day learning German and so far, so good. Quick question on the courses: Is it recommended to move among the interactive, language, and survival sections? I'm working through the interactive courses in order but supplementing them with th...

2 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - July 13, 2020

Corrections in Lesson 13.4

It was not originally my intention to write to you with suggestions for corrections; however, Lesson 13.4 has a number of errors, and for the benefit of those who have not yet reached this lesson, I recommend the following corrections: German: Herr Berge...

1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - July 6, 2020

Error in Lesson 7.7

Just an FYI--the Culture Lesson in Lesson 7.7 starts with a couple grammatical errors: "If you ask a German about they're favorite sport" would be more correct as "If you ask Germans about their favorite sport." Regards.

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - June 29, 2020

Nik

I just wanted to relay how much I enjoy listening to whoever voices the character Nik in the lessons.  If I were Paul & had to be around her all the time, I could see her constant cheerfulness getting on my nerves, but in the lessons I find myself smiling...

1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - June 28, 2020

Ways to practice the language.

Hallo .  I really find 'Flash Cards' a good way of testing how much I can remember the German vocabulary and grammer . I typically don't do them along with the lesson , but later on, to test how much I remember after a long gap .  I wish you could add mo...

4 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - June 2, 2020

? typo in 20.4 Extra vocab

From 20.4 At the Dinner Table Sie sind auf dem Küchentisch. Ich habe dir ein Wurst- und ein Käsebrot gemacht. They are on the kitchen table. I've made you one sausage and one cheese sandwich. (casual, singular) Shouldn't that be eine as it is "die ...

4 replies - Last post by sfpugh - May 28, 2020

How to go about certification .

Hi. I would like to know how should I go about getting the required language certification in German? I am earning the language only through Rocket Language.  Vielen Dank.

6 replies - Last post by VidyaMS - May 25, 2020

Very long sentences in lesson 10.2 (and others)

Since starting Level 2 of Rocket German I have noticed that in some of the lessons (I have done the first 2 modules) there are some very long sentences that are spoken briefly in the introduction to the lesson, but then included in activities. One of the ...

9 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - May 4, 2020

Vocabulary should always give the genders of nouns

Hi I have noticed that there are quite a few occasions where nouns are given without der die das. I have learnt to my cost that it is a really bad idea to learn a noun without its gender. For example in 10.2   Extra Vocab, we have "Zeitung" and "Anzeige",...

1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - May 3, 2020

progress

I knew some German so started level 2 I have logged on  36 times, but l feel that i am not improving  anybody else feel this way? Any ideas on ways to supplement rocket German?     Michael

2 replies - Last post by michael-m301 - May 2, 2020

Search function not working

No matter what I enter in the search bar it returns a blank! Why?

8 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - April 20, 2020

5.7 Making Things Negative

Looking at lesson 5.7, this sentence is given as an example with no audio component. https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/german/lessons/4702/5-7-making-things-negative-nie-and-niemals "Wir wollen das Auto nie kaufen, sodern mieten." Should the s...

2 replies - Last post by Tyler. - April 20, 2020

Recommended order of courses

For the more advanced guys, in which order would you recommend me going through the course? First the audio lessons then the language lessons, or just mix and match going one and one? I have gone through my first module, but couldn't figure out a good ord...

2 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - April 2, 2020

Learning while driving or running

I'd be interested in how anyone might be utilizing these materials via smartphone while driving or running.  Obviously it can't substitute for the time you spend working through the lessons at a computer & keyboard, but it would be nice to make use of lon...

4 replies - Last post by BrianH51 - April 1, 2020

starten vs anfangen

In lesson 5.9 we have "Die Woche startet wolkig" "The week is starting cloudy". I just wondered, is there a difference between starten and anfangen or are they interchangeable?

7 replies - Last post by ClaudetteD2 - March 12, 2020

Lesson 5.5 spoken sentence different from written

In lesson 5.5 we have the phrase "Das Pferd trägt seinen Sattel" = "The horse is wearing its saddle". Since the lesson is on possessive adjectives this makes sense. However I'm pretty sure that the speaker is saying "Das Pferd trägt einen Sattel". This i...

3 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - March 2, 2020

Play It! No playback of recorded conversation?

I noticed yesterday than I can no longer play back the recorded conversation in the Play It! section of any of the lessons. I know this was only available on the web version of the software...but now it seems to have disappeared. I use this function all t...

5 replies - Last post by Anfänger1920 - March 2, 2020

Sentences translations

Disable English translations. User to define when he / she wants to see the translation

2 replies - Last post by thaisinha - February 12, 2020

Entering words into "My vocab"

I have just tried to add a new word to "My vocab" using the highlighted word method.  I tried to add the definite article (to make the gender explicit), but when I pressed the space bar at the end of the word (der) it doesn't get inserted into the my voca...

3 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - January 21, 2020

The new literal button

This seems like a good innovation although it doesn't always show a literal translation. It might be better to call it "help", this would open it up to other kinds of hints, such as explaining something new in the phrase that isn't obvious to the student....

9 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - January 15, 2020

Die, anstatt durch weise Lehren Sich zum Guten zu bekehren,

From 17.3 Max und Mortiz Die, anstatt durch weise Lehren Sich zum Guten zu bekehren, Why is Sich caplitalised here? Is it an error? I googled the Max und Moriz story this comes from and I can see that Sich is the start of a new Line in the original and I...

3 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - January 9, 2020

19.3 Ja, aber ich hatte im Frühling keinen Zeit, und nun ist es zu spät.

From 19.3 My Best Friend, Extra Vocab Ja, aber ich hatte im Frühling keinen Zeit, und nun ist es zu spät. Yes, but I didn't have time in spring and now it's too late. Surely keinen is an error here, shouldn't it be keine? When the phrase appea...

1 reply - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - January 6, 2020

Kindermenüs - why the s?

From 18.3 Going out to lunch - Extra Vocab. Kindermenüs Kids' menu   According to the Leo dictionary,  Kindermenüs is the plural form of Kindermenü, also Menü - Menüs. Wouldn't it be better to give the singular form with the article? As a suppleme...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - January 3, 2020

12.4 A noun that doesn't start with a capital letter?

From 12.4 extra vocab: Matthias ist einfach viel zu pingelig wenn es ums aufräumen geht… Matthias is just way too picky when it comes to tidying up… Isn't aufräumen a noun here? Shouldn't  it be Aufräumen

3 replies - Last post by Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor - December 23, 2019

Discrepancies between text in 13.2 and 13.3

From 13.2: Auf Grund meiner Erfahrung und meines Abschlusses hätte ich ein höheres Gehalt erwartet. From 13.3 Danke... mmmmh... aufgrund meiner Erfahrung und meinem Abschluss hätte ich ein höhreres Gehalt erwartet. Should Auf grund be one word? Should me...

3 replies - Last post by sfpugh - December 23, 2019

My rank has been reset to "German Learner"

I lost all the points I've earned over the past year...What's going on??? :(

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - December 17, 2019

Leaderboard for "Leaderboard/Last 24 Hours" isn't working correctly

I noticed that, in recent days, the placement of users in Rocket German/My Progress/Leaderboard/Last 24 Hours is not working correctly. Daily points are accumulating each day such that the chart shows total points for a number of days rather than only for...

6 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - December 17, 2019

Badges and Colours in Rocket German

I see that the 24-hour point system is now corrected; however, it is not clear to me whether or not there remains a problem with the badges and colours. Before the initial problem with the 24-hour point system, I was a Gold Star Master. Today I appear on ...

3 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - December 17, 2019

Badges and Colours in Rocket German

Could someone send me a list of the badges and colours on the Leaderboard according to rank from lowest to highest? What are the criteria for advancing to a higher badge or colour, and on what basis does one receive a star added to his/her badge?

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - November 28, 2019

Lesson Order Recommendation

Does anyone have a recommendation on how to order the lessons?  I've been following the lessons in numerical order and the transition between the interactive and culture/grammer feels awkward.  Is it better to jump between, i.e 1.1 to 1.5 then 1.2 to 1.6 ...

1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - November 23, 2019

Spurious words in translation in 19.2 - Ha ha. Look here on the right side; that's the “Hofburg”.

From 19.2 Extra Vocab Hier schau, auf der rechten Seite; das ist die Hofburg. Ha ha. Look here on the right side; that's the “Hofburg”. This is error is not present in the previous lesson 19.1 -  A Weekend in Vienna

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 14, 2019

Und ja manches stimmt natürlich, keine Frage. Wir Deutschen sind pünktlich, weder zu spät oder zu früh.

From 17.5 Und ja manches stimmt natürlich, keine Frage. Wir Deutschen sind pünktlich, weder zu spät oder zu früh. And yes, some is true of course, no question. We Germans are punctual, neither too late nor too early. I have raised this before, but it has...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 14, 2019

1.5 German Alphabet Examples

The audio clip for this example sounds like "Wie spät it ist es."  Unsure of the spelling and meaning. Reference: 1.5 The German Alphabet Action Replay Examples Wie spät ist es? https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/german/lessons/56/1-5-the-german...

5 replies - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - October 10, 2019

Spätestens am Flughafen würdest du dann aber doch geschnappt.

From 11.1 Spätestens am Flughafen würdest du dann aber doch geschnappt. At the last minute you'd go to the airport but then you'd get caught. (casual, singular) I think the translation could be improved. Doesn't it really mean something this: At the ...

6 replies - Last post by sfpugh - September 30, 2019

Missing comma in: Dann müssen Sie noch einige Formulare ausfüllen bevor wir ein Konto für sie einrichten können

From 10.2 Extra Vocab: Dann müssen Sie noch einige Formulare ausfüllen bevor wir ein Konto für sie einrichten können. Then you will have to fill in some forms before we can open an account for you. (polite) I think there should be a comma after au...

1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - May 7, 2019

18.1 Ich hätte gerne 2 normale und 2 Mohn-Brötchen

from 18.1 Ich hätte gerne 2 normale und 2 Mohn-Brötchen I would like to have two plain and two poppy seed bread buns Ich hätte gerne 2 normale und zwei MohnBrötchen I seems to be impossible to score 100% on this sentence from 18.1. The second "2"...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - February 15, 2019

22.1 Du brauchst ein anderes legales Dokument zum Nachweis deiner Identität auf der Polizeiwache.

From 22.1 Du brauchst ein anderes legales Dokument zum Nachweis deiner Identität auf der Polizeiwache. You will need another legal document to prove your identity at the police station. (casual, singular) I found the translation of this sentence co...

3 replies - Last post by Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor - February 7, 2019

Badge earned pop up keeps appearing

Whenever I click my mouse to record myself, the little window saying I have earned a badge pops up. This shouldn't be happening because I don't have enough points to have earned the next badge. Every time i click on a button to record it pops up, has anyo...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 24, 2019

18.1 at the bakery

... und dieses halbe Bauernbrot da drüben. ... and half of this coarse rye sourdough bread. The translation seems to have omitted da drüben Wouldn't a better translation be "... and half of that coarse rye sourdough bread over there" Assuming dieses...

10 replies - Last post by Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor - January 6, 2019

A couple of suggestions if the German course is being reviewed

17. 3 Max & Moriz There is a series of quotes from the forward of Max & Moritz https://www.wilhelm-busch.de/werke/max-und-moritz/alle-streiche/max-und-moritz-vorwort/ The German is quite difficult and I am not sure that the translations are that good. Th...

3 replies - Last post by Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor - December 24, 2018

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