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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?

1 reply - Last post by sfpugh - September 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 a...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - September 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 cur...

7 replies - Last post by sfpugh - August 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 - August 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 ...

0 replies - Last post by sfpugh - July 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 - July 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 ...

4 replies - Last post by sfpugh - July 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 ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 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 ...

2 replies - Last post by sfpugh - June 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 - April 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 - April 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 - March 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 - February 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 Re...

1 reply - Last post by errant-italian-knight - November 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, t...

2 replies - Last post by errant-italian-knight - October 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 - October 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 In...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - September 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 gu...

1 reply - Last post by David K - September 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 - August 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 adjectiv...

3 replies - Last post by David K - August 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 - August 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 - August 10, 2016

Does the course intend me to do all "culture and travel" exercises before going to the next modules audio lesson?

I really dont like the culture and travel exercises since I need to memorize the examples by tedious methods. Does the german course intends me to do all the exercises in X1 module before advancing to X2 module? I understand the grammar of the "culture an...

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 2, 2016

The power of review

Not a question, just a comment for what it is worth. I'm finding that going back and reviewing lessons for even the 3rd or 4th time can be very beneficial. Of course, it gets quicker everytime you do it, and it helps in many ways: retaining vocabulary, ...

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - August 1, 2016

Pronouns in lesson 9.1

In lesson 9.1, the pronoun used for 'der Film' is 'es' (e.g.- "Nein, es war wirklich nicht lustig" and "War es ein guter Film?"). Since it is a masculine noun, shouldn't the pronoun be 'er'?

4 replies - Last post by David K - August 1, 2016

Minor correction to example sentence in 7.9

This is a minor inconsequential error, however, I know the Rocket German Team strives for perfection. The "s" in the third word "sto" should be move to the previous work "want" "She want sto go swimming today." Should read: "She wants to go swimming today...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 1, 2016

New changes in the rocket German.

Why don't i get an answer so far according to the problems i still meet with the use of your new changes. I cannot work because of those changes. I sent a mail since at least ten days and am waiting for an answer that does not come yet. The main problems ...

1 reply - Last post by David K - July 30, 2016

Why I Joined

Well, I live here in Germany! My husband is serving the US forces here and I found myself three months ago, quite unexpectedly, in beautiful Bavaria. So, I am very anxious to make friends and begin my new life here. So many of the Americans never learn th...

3 replies - Last post by David K - July 30, 2016

Example sentence in 7.5 Know-It in Present Perfect Tense which hassn't been introduced yet.

Guten Tag, Rocket Team, Dieser Satz in 7.5 Know-It   "Meine Mutter hat ihren Computer verkauft. My mother sold her computer."  ist in "Das Perfekt (Present Perfect tense)  , die neuen Studenten noch nicht allzu eingeführt. Dies kann verwirrend sein. ...

0 replies - Last post by David K - July 28, 2016

Errors in Test Modules Quiz scores not added to total score

The test modules numbers 3 and 4 in the Premium Course (First Level) are broken.  Even if one correctly answers all correctly, zero points are reported  for that sub-section 4 of the test so that the maximum score one can achieve even with a perfect test ...

9 replies - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - July 25, 2016

Adding a "finished" recording button to the recordings would be greatly helpful.

I really enjoy having the recording option under the sentences in the blue blue boxes, however, they can really slow one down as one waits for auto end of recording  sensor to kick in.  It would be really easy and useful to add a button we could click whe...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - July 19, 2016

Module One Test

I've taken this test three times now.  I've not missed one in any section but for some reason the quiz section is giving me 20% with an 80% total.  What am I doing wrong?  How can I fix this?

2 replies - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - July 18, 2016

general

Does rocket languages work with chromium browser under linux?

1 reply - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - July 14, 2016

points not being posted

For the second time, Why are my point for a day not being posted. It might not mean anything to you but it does to me because a friend and myself have a challenge against each other scores each time we study. This program started out really good, but now ...

1 reply - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - July 13, 2016

P[int not being posted

For the second time, Why are my point for a day not being posted. It might not mean anything to you but it does to me because a friend and myself have a challenge against each other scores each time we study. This program started out really good, but now ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 20, 2016

download pdf lessons in one click

Is there a way to download the pdf lessons in one click?

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - May 10, 2016

My computer is stuck in Module 9.4 Rocket German

Hello, My computer is stuck in Module 9.4 Rocket German.  Although I have paid for Level 3 Platinum and a while ago I was doing the lessons in that \level.--lately, the only module I can get is 9.4.  I went to search but it didn't help me.  Can you help m...

1 reply - Last post by Fred-C14 - May 10, 2016

I can't do audio tests with 2.5 Occupation

I really don't understand how to answer these audio questions.. e.g. der Kellner (m) / die Kellnerin (f) If I only say one of those, I get 25% If I say both, it registers my voice as saying der Kellner die Kellnerin but only gives me 50%.. Seems like a b...

2 replies - Last post by errant-italian-knight - April 19, 2016

Issue with "Write it" review

I'm currently working through Level 1 Module 2. Of recent (last several days) - the "Write it" testing isn't keeping up. There will be a phrase to which you must write the answer - but when you hit the reveal, it's will show the answer from the previous o...

1 reply - Last post by Fred-C14 - April 18, 2016

Megavocab game

Are the Megavocab, etc..., games still available? I can't seem to find them anywhere with the new version.  I used them alot when I purchased Rocket Spanish back in 2009.

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - March 14, 2016

Won't let me type the letter "r" in notes

Hi guys, I've noticed something very strange. When I go to write something in notes down the bottom area it will not let me type in the letter "r" for some reason. Everywhere else is fine but not in the notes section. Have you come up with this before? B...

2 replies - Last post by Grant-K1 - March 2, 2016

Telling Time Record record

When I record hours above 12 (Es ist vierzehn Uhr zwanzig) I'm translated as Es ist 14:20 Uhr and ratedas poor.  How can I fix this?

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 24, 2016

Points

Why doesn't the "My Badges" section keep up with my actual Point Total or daily Point Total.  It doesn't catch up until the next day or so.

1 reply - Last post by Fred-C14 - January 5, 2016

These german episodes for german learners has helped my german loads !

Hi gang qfarben has 7 funny episodes on youtube to help people learning german. There is a american guy living with germans etc It has helped me ! .Type in Learn german ( Deutsch Lernen) into youtube and you find them. Let me know how yous get on G...

2 replies - Last post by Grant-K1 - December 30, 2015

Love the new "Play It" feature!

I love the new "Play It" feature that was added! I'll be honest, I could never do the "role playing" exercises because I couldn't remember all the words. Now, with "Play It", I can gradually learn the responses more easily. Thanks, Rocket German!

7 replies - Last post by Grant-K1 - December 29, 2015

My Dashboard

I don't see "My Dashboard" anywhere. That is how I usually go to where I left off. Now I Have to go through the list of lessons and try to remember.

3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 22, 2015

4.5 What I Want!

Several typos to report in a single phrase this lesson. Somebody was challenged with English when writing this. Maybe the entire article should be reviewed. The phrase below should say "(women's carnival night) women are allowed to cut off men's ties an...

3 replies - Last post by Marvin-W - August 28, 2015

The word Sie

I read somewhere that when the word Sie is used in a sentence and is refered to a woman, it is spelled with a small "s" instead of a capitalized one.  is this true or is it not.

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - August 27, 2015

Printing All Lessons

Is there a way to print out all the lessons at once? Or download a single PDF of them all? Thanks!

1 reply - Last post by jason☺ - March 9, 2015

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