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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
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
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
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
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
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
Ich mache mir warme Gedanken, weil es ist grad kalt hier.
4 replies - Last post by Brian-O16 - September 3, 2018
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
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
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
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
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 - September 29, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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2 replies - Last post by David K - August 17, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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