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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 it left off (e.g. "write it"), but then...

3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Oct 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?

2 replies - Last post by Pat4035 -
Oct 17, 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 of points. It should have congratulated...

1 reply - Last post by Dean V -
Oct 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 -
Oct 13, 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 Language just won't recognize what I am...

3 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Oct 8, 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 checking our badges when the system...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Oct 4, 2018

Lesson 1.6

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. The next section, 1.7 - Vowels,  has...

4 replies - Last post by Dean V -
Sep 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 -
Sep 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 -
Sep 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 -
Sep 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 like the Play it exercises very much but...

2 replies - Last post by RobertR34 -
Sep 7, 2018

Is this sentence correct?

Ich mache mir warme Gedanken, weil es ist grad kalt hier. 

4 replies - Last post by Brian-O16 -
Sep 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 by clicking "Next". The other exercises...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Aug 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 -
Aug 6, 2018

How do you earn points

How do you earn points  

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Jun 23, 2018

Incorrect case?

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 -
Jun 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 -
Jun 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 exercise without having to rate your response...

3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Mar 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 particles is an advanced concept...

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Feb 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 -
Oct 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 that there are many low scores when I know...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Oct 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 Tagesordenung". Either that phrase should be...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Oct 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 

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Oct 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 -
Oct 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 that's only a stereotypically image"...

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Oct 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 -
Oct 2, 2017

Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen

The following proverb appears in level 2 Survival kit - proverbs Äpfel mit Birnen vergleichen To compare apples with oranges As Birne mean pear it would be helpful if this could be added in brackets.

1 reply - Last post by Lucia - Rocket Languages Tutor -
Sep 29, 2017

the meaning of Er hat sie gestern zum ersten Mal sitzen gelassen.

This sentence appears in 13.5, a unit on the simple past tense: Er hat sie gestern zum ersten Mal sitzen gelassen. He let her down for the first time yesterday. It appears to say He let her sit her sit for the first time yesterday. Is this a german idiom?

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Sep 26, 2017

Confusing translation in 13.2

This appears in 13.2 und Ihnen am Montag Bescheid geben. and contact you again on Monday. Whilst this seems a perfectly reasonable translation, wouldn't it be better to put something more literal in brackets as according to Langenscheidt Bescheid mean answer or decision although it also gives...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Sep 24, 2017

Please complete adding number and informal formal prompts for section 7.7 to 7.9 in Flashcards

Sometimes in the Flashcards with 'You" phrases the singular vs. plural, formal informal clues are given but usually they are not especially in sections 7.7 through 7.9 where the learning curve seems to escalate dramatically. I grade myself on a strict curve and have really bogged down here as...

7 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Aug 26, 2017

Du ließt - Lies! what is this?

In 20.7 on commands this appears: Du ließt Lies! The only thing I can find for  ließt  ihr  ließt, the imperfect of lassen. What is the intention here, it seems all wrong?  

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Aug 14, 2017

Problems with how number are written in 18.6

18.6 Measuring Systems has inconsistent  use of commas and full stops in several palces. Sometimes a decimal point is indicated with a full stop and sometimes a comma and the same goes for the separator between thousands an millions. eg: 1.000.000,0 Eine Million Komma Null 1,000,000.0 and zwei...

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Jul 30, 2017

Edit flashcard list doesn't seem to work today 25 jul

When In try to edit/add to custom flashcards, all I see is an empty list. However studying flashcards still works.

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Jul 25, 2017

Possible translation error for Zwetschge

There is a possible translation error in module  17.3: Menschen necken, Tiere quälen, Äpfel, Birnen, Zwetschgen stehlen Teasing creatures - climbing fences, stealing apples, pears, and quinces, Zwetschge is translated as quince but according to Leo it is plum or damson and quince is...

4 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Jul 21, 2017

use of three dashes stops you getting a perfect score in tests

The use of "---" in sentences is counted in the speech recognition tests so that it is impossible to get 100%. The problem also occurs in the "write it" tests where it should be ignored as punctuation but is not. It isn't reasonable for students to learn the positions of the three dashes in...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Jun 26, 2017

Lesson 2.2: Pronouncing Halten

Hi everyone, I think I have my Rocket Record set to medium. I'm having such trouble with the sentence in 2.2: “Ich hoffe wir halten bald an.” It's not understanding the last part of the sentence, “halten bald an.” I listen to my recording and I listen to the native speaker and I'm just...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Jun 26, 2017

pronounce "ich"

I can't get voice recognition to recognize my "ich" in a beginning lesson when it is by itself. "Du" same problem. I am using headset. In a longer sentence my "ich" is accepted. Any ideas for getting past this?

1 reply - Last post by sfpugh -
May 17, 2017

6.4 Conversation Transcript and Extra Vocabulary sections fail to play but do record

In German 6.4, Die Erste Verabredung, many of the sections in Conversation Transcript and also Extra Vocabulary do not play -- there is just silence, but all of them record and assign a percent score.  The full initial dialog/lesson played fine.

0 replies - Last post by James-R81 -
Apr 16, 2017

small error in level 2 14.2

The lesson on favourite foods has a small error: Ich mag Bratkartoffeln mit Vanillesauce. Apart for the bizarre choice of food :)  "sauce" is English, unless Germans sometimes do that.

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh -
Apr 5, 2017

The edit function in My Vocab isn't working

The edit button, that is the little pencil next to the trash can, doesn't work. I just get the whirling dots for a second and then nothing happens.

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages -
Mar 13, 2017

Informal mode of address

I'm reviewing German and noticed that you teach the informal mode of address, z.B., "du." I recall that using "du" inappropriately was considered rude. Has that changed in German-speaking countries? 

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber -
Feb 11, 2017

"Longest and Hardest Sentences in Module 13 Lesson 1 - David K 11/2/2016."

Hallo Kommilitonen. In Vorbereitung auf das Modul 13 Deutsch-Test habe ich eine Karte erstellt Satz mit dem Namen "Longest und Hardest Sätze in Modul 13 Lektion 1 -. David K 2016.11.02" Der Grund, es datiert wird, ist, dass ich die härtesten Sätze der Rest des Unterrichts hinzufügen, wie...

1 reply - Last post by errant-italian-knight -
Nov 4, 2016

Suggestion; because cases are hard

This is just a suggestion. For me the cases are the hardest thing in German to understand, and I feel like the lessons involving it are a bit too brief. It would be wonderful if there were lots and lots more example sentences with each case pointed out, to study. Some people like me are better...

2 replies - Last post by errant-italian-knight -
Oct 25, 2016

Error in importing My Vocab list to Custom Flashcards

My first attempt to import 10 words from MyVocab to Custom Flashcards failed.  I tried to capture the error report but it didn't seem to catch. I can't wait to use these great new feature.

3 replies - Last post by David K -
Oct 24, 2016

Suggestion for minor correction to the Herzlichen Willkommen header for Section 12.3

Here is a suggestion for a minor correction to the "Herzlichen Willkommen zur Einheit 4.3 ... " section of Module 12.3 .  The section after "Einheit4.3 ..." "of the" which is in English should be in German "von deinem."  The reason "More Rocket German Interactive Audio Course" is in English...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber -
Sep 22, 2016

An idea for Improving the tests - Lesson 5.7

hi Rocket team, I'm finding the test areas quite frustrating in lesson 5.7.  The question is "you give (casual)" and there are 4 possibilities for this: ihr gibt, du gibst, ihr schenkt,  du schenkst. It doesn't seem specific enough and I feel like I'm guessing my way through. I think this...

1 reply - Last post by David K -
Sep 22, 2016

Old comments are flagged as new.

Old comments from months and years ago are flagged as new.

2 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 17, 2016

Suggestion for Correction or Improvement to Table in Lession 10.8

Rocket Quality Control Team, In the table of "Adjectives with indefinite articles (ein, eine) or kein," in the Nominative Singular Masculine frame of the Matrix,  'RotWein' has been contracted to one word which therefore contains no adjective or adjective ending.  I believe the intent of the...

3 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 17, 2016

Learning methods for 4.7 & 4.8

So I'm finding all the changes a verb can go through a little difficult to remember. Does anyone have a system they found to be easier? To have to think about it before speaking could make talking tough.

3 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 11, 2016

Error in Play It Section of 9.5 Missing dialog and interaction boxes.

I have an error in section 9.5 of my Rocket German course in the "play it" section.  The diaglog, and everything else is missing  or will not come up. Thanks.

8 replies - Last post by David K -
Aug 10, 2016

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