German Feedback and Comments
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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
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...
1 reply - Last post by Liss-Rocket-Languages-Tutor - September 24, 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
Search function not working
No matter what I enter in the search bar it returns a blank! Why?
3 replies - Last post by sfpugh - April 30, 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
15.4 goals in life: Sei auch mit dabei - translation
Sei auch mit dabei Should be there as well Is the translation given really the best? It seems to me it would make more sense to leave out "should", but maybe that still isn't the best translation.
2 replies - Last post by Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor - December 18, 2018
written lessons referred to in the audio lessons???
i keep hearing in the audio the i should refer to the written lessons on some topics. where do i get these written lessons?
3 replies - Last post by Zaki-uzqR - November 15, 2018
Is anyone else having problems with the voice recognition?
I use Germanpod101.com, Babbel and Rocket Languages. All have strengths and weaknesses but I am having a heck of time with Rocket Languages voice recognition when using using modules. I can speak something like Zwei plus acht ist zehn and Rocket Languag...
6 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - October 27, 2018
German Rocket Certification not working properly
Hello! Is anyone else experiencing problems with the Rocket German Rocket Certifications? Modules 7 and 9 do not work properly. They don't automatically advance from the "Hear it say it" to the "write it". I can refresh the page and start the test where ...
3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 18, 2018
Badge message not correct
After a humungous amount of pain and suffering I just passed 200,000 points. A snazzy little window popped congratulating me of becoming a German Platinum Star Master. A little unexpected as I had already been one of those for many, many tens of thousands...
1 reply - Last post by Dean V - October 17, 2018
Did they have different badges a while ago?
Did they have different badges a while back? I've heard that the highest badge used to be Germanaphile or something like that instead of black star hero. If they did change them could someone please give me a list of them. Thank you
2 replies - Last post by Dean V - October 13, 2018
System not accumulating points anymore.
This is getting very frustrating. No matter how much point I do in one day, it simply don't. register them. This system is getting more broken by the day. It is ironic to receive the weekly news letter from Paul Weber suggesting to boost our motivation by...
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 4, 2018
I recently started Rocket German and was enjoying the lessons until I got to 1.6 - Consonants. The lesson is way too long! Whereas other lessons had about 30 questions per section, lesson 1.6 has 163! Perhaps it should be divided into 3, 4 or even 5 parts...
4 replies - Last post by Dean V - September 29, 2018
problem on lesson 1.6
The write it, flashcards, say it, know it on lesson 1.6 shows up on the drop down screen for module 1 but doesn't show up when you go to the lesson. If this is a problem please fix it, I need to finish that lesson to complete module 1
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - September 28, 2018
Switching browsers resets badges
I prefer using Safari or my phone for Rocket German. I decided to try Chrome to do some recordings. Strangely, my badges got reset to German novice. I was at Red Star something....
2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - September 25, 2018
how do you find a list of badges ?
The Rocket Fuel newsletter says that you can click on "My Badges" to see all your badges, but there is no "My Badges" button. How do you find that or does it not exist?
1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - September 25, 2018
Linking up with a German speaker, and other feedback ...
Wouldn't it be great if there was some facility within Rocket German for an English person learning e.g. German to link up with a German learning English? It could be as simple as an area on the forum with requests for link-ups using WhatsApp or Skype. I...
2 replies - Last post by RobertR34 - September 7, 2018
Is this sentence correct?
Ich mache mir warme Gedanken, weil es ist grad kalt hier.
4 replies - Last post by Brian-O16 - September 3, 2018
Rocket Reinforcement Navigation Problem
I just started the course and am in the Rocket Reinforcement section. Except for the quiz, each exercise shows 0/11 in the top right-hand corner which I'm assuming means there are 11 phrases. The quiz shows 0/5, and I was able to advance to each question ...
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 9, 2018
Recording doesn't work
Hi! Many recordings doesn't work in lesson 3.6. Any ideas to fix this problem? Thank you
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 6, 2018
How do you earn points
How do you earn points
1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - June 23, 2018
In the survival lesson in Module 3, the following sentence is given: "Wo finde ich ein Waschsalon?' Should this not be 'einen'?
1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - June 13, 2018
19.3 written and spoken text don't match
Hallo Matthias, wie war ihr Segelausflug? Hi Matthias, how was your sailing trip? This is the first thing Sabine says in 19.3, My best friend. Sabine clearly says: Hallo Matthias, wie war dein Segelausflug? not ihr,
1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - June 5, 2018
Is there a way to do this without the constant mouse clicks?
As I approach completing the first module of Rocket German, I am getting really frustrated with how often I need to click the mouse button to advance or do something during the exercises. Is there a way to be able to advance to the next word in an exerci...
3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - March 21, 2018
Modal particles - should the course include a brief explanation as they appear quite often?
Modal particles – words put into phrases which don’t change the sense but provide information about the speakers attitude. A common one found in the course is “ja” used as an intensifier whereas it normally means "yes". I understand that the use of modal ...
0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - February 22, 2018
Ich habe Dir ein Wurst- und ein Käsebrot gemacht. - gender of Wurst?
From 20.3 and 20.4 Ich habe Dir ein Wurst- und ein Käsebrot gemacht. I've made you one with sausage and one with cheese. Isn't Wurst feminine? Shouldn't it be eine Wurst?
1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 24, 2017
Remembering scores in conversation transcipts doesn't seem to work right
The newly introduced feature - remembering marks in conversation transcripts - doesn't seem to work right at least in Level 2. I haven't checked on level 3. The scores seem to be remembered correctly on the day, but if I go back to older sessions I find t...
2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - October 21, 2017
Incorrect gender for Tagesordenung
In the final test for level 2 - quiz section, one of the questions asks for the gender of Tagesordenung and gives the correct response as "der" when the gender is femine. I suspect this is because in the lessons, it always appears as "mit der Tagesorden...
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - October 20, 2017
incorrect translation of 2.966.100 or mixed up commas and fullstops
A small error I know... zwei Millionen, neunhundertsechsundsechzig Komma hundert (2.966.100) 2.966,100 The translation should be 2,966,100
2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - October 20, 2017
Where doI find the benchmark test?
I don't see a link to the benchmark test. Where would I find it? I'd love to take it. I'm using Chrome version 61 and Windows 10. Thanks!
2 replies - Last post by PA-deutsch-lover - October 17, 2017
translation of - Ich weiß, das ist alles nur ein Stereotyp.
From 18.1 Nein, natürlich nicht. Ich weiß, das ist alles nur ein Stereotyp. Aber so sehe ich eben Deutsche. No, of course not. I know that's only a stereotypically image. But that's how I see Germans in a way. It's a small point I know, but "I know tha...
1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 4, 2017
Zum Beispiel Bienenstich oder Rote Grütze mit heisser Vanillesosse.
From 14.2: Zum Beispiel Bienenstich oder Rote Grütze mit heisser Vanillesosse. For example bee sting and red berry jelly with hot vanilla sauce. oder has been translated as and.
3 replies - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor - October 2, 2017