German Feedback and Comments

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Missing Umlauts

In my quizzes and in the mega German games, all the umlauts are missing. For example, the word door would appear like "Tr" instead of Tür. Can this be fixed?

5 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - August 17, 2009

Rocket German Review

Hello, When I open up the "Rocket Review" tab under the Rocket German: Premium Stage 2, I get the following message: Sorry, this Package is empty! :cry: I really want to review what I have done so far in the audio course. When will that be f...

7 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - August 17, 2009


Hello, my name is Adelheide. I am a junior in college, living in the beautiful state of Oregon. My fascination with the German language started last year. Through my school I was able to travel to Germany for a three week exchange program. We lived with...

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - August 6, 2009

Pen Pal

Hallo! Ich heiße Lisa und ich komme aus Australia. I've just purchased Rocket German, but will not be travelling to Germany for a while. I thought it might be useful to have a kind of 'pen pal' to practice and learn with. Nothing formal, just via e-ma...

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - July 31, 2009

Anyone learning Deutch in Aberdeen, Scotland?

Hi, \n\nI'm an Aussie learning German in Scotland for the next few months. I live in the Aberdeen area. If anyone wants a study buddy (sounds nerdy) then give me an email on [redacted].\n\nNothing serious, but some practice over a beer or 10! (Or coffee i...

0 replies - Last post by WesAus - July 27, 2009

I am a WW2 German military Re-enactor

Since early childhood I was always fascinated by anything military WW1&WW2.I would read about all the countries that were involved in the wars.As time went by I sort of steered towards the German military of WW2. Then when I went into the Canadian Arm...

1 reply - Last post by panzercanuck - July 26, 2009


Hello there!!! I've tried to download the MegaGerman Games several times but I'm still unable to fully download it. Each time I try, it stops half way through and I end up with a Trojan Horse virus. I'm running on Windows XP and have swapped from Internet...

4 replies - Last post by Wichsers - July 22, 2009

No quizzes

Hi, This is the first time I've logged on in months so I'm still getting used to the new format. I'm doing More Rocket German (or Premium Plus), and when I click on the green button to start the quiz for any lesson, it just takes me to a box that says &...

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - July 17, 2009

Download Link

I just purchased Rocket German Premium and Rocket German Premium Plus. I expected to receive a link to download a course to take on the computer and a link to download audio files. So far all I have found is a course that I can take online and an audio li...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - July 17, 2009

Printing Saved notes

Is is possible to print my saved notes for all my lessons? I can copy and paste into Notepad, but I was wondering if there was another method? Thanks

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - July 17, 2009

Page Displays German words wrong

I have windows internet explorer and I *continually* have to set the page encoding manually to get the german words to display properly - auto select setting not working.

4 replies - Last post by K2Mechanic - July 1, 2009

"your practice"

When I undertake the "Rehearsal selfTests", no matter which individual lessons I choose, i get questions from ALL the lessons. Its as if the "Select All" is used each time.

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 30, 2009

Where do I...

Where do I find the "Written material" that Nik is talking about in Version 1.2 Doing Coffee/Kaffee Trinken. Also would like to change my Password for the Forum page.Where do I find that as well. ...

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 16, 2009

Help with translation

Can you hekp me translate this into English. I understand most of it but get lost towards the end. Du hast ein besonderes Plätzli in meinem Leben, für mich ist es nun mal so falls Dir das zu schaffen macht bitte lass es mich wissen. Thanks if you can hel...

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 9, 2009

I want to learn German.....

__ I have been trying to learne German for many years...but been unsuccesful! :cry: I lived in Dortmund Germany when i was a very young woman but only picked up a little. Now my son has married a lovely German lady and they live in Bonn. My daughter i...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 9, 2009

The use of sich

I'm trying to understand more precisely the correct use of sich in a sentence. For example, if I want to say; Please don't laugh at the art, I could say, " Bitte lachen Sie nicht auf die Kunst." I could also say, " Bitte lachen Sie sich n...

2 replies - Last post by Horne - June 6, 2009

lesson changes?

I noticed that the bonus audio lessons are different from the old days, are there also changes in the audio lessons in the interactive audio lessons?

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 3, 2009

MegaGerman Games

Under the "Rehearsal Self Tests", I cannot access Item 9 "MegaGerman Games &Megacards". I can access other items .

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 3, 2009

Written files

I downloaded the premier version, but can't seem to find links or files that have the written material. I have the grammar and culture and bonus lessons, but my friend, who told me about Rocket, has verb conjugations (I am, you are, he is, etc) and much ...

6 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 3, 2009

Rocket German Premium Plus Bonus Audio Tracks

I recently purchased the Rocket German Premium Plus course in the downloadable format. I could not locate any written material to accompany the bonus audio tracks. I'm not sure if this is operator error or if written material exists for the tracks. It ...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 3, 2009

too fast; can speed by adjusted?

Dear Someone at the Rocket Members Forum, This is my first time communicating with you this way. I'm brand new. Trying not to miss even the simplest lessons. I love to hear the lines spoken for me to imitate, but is there a way to adjust the speed? FYIO,...

3 replies - Last post by yy0wl - June 3, 2009

So why German?

Hallo, Ich heiße Dianna. I am married to a German guy for 4 years now and he lived in the UK for more than 22 years. He doesnt have anymore German accent and hardly speak German except when he go on business trips to Germany or whenever we go back to Ger...

8 replies - Last post by Javier-B3 - May 29, 2009

I need help with a short sound clip.

Hello!\n\nI have a short sound clip of a woman saying something and I can't understand what she says. :roll: \nIt sounds like "Bah noch streuden beu" ???\n\nCan somebody with an email address help me? The sound clip is a very short mp3 file (2...

3 replies - Last post by roggeman - May 26, 2009

Kaffee Trinken

Hi Lesson 1.2 explains how to order Kaffee with milk and/or sugar. How do I order it "black"? thanks Will

3 replies - Last post by trunkaffe91 - May 25, 2009

Missing Quiz

I love the new online format. It appears the quiz for lesson '4.6 To Speak or Not to Speak' is missing. There is just a box to submit answers, but no questions.

1 reply - Last post by dpritchett - May 22, 2009

Cold reception in Germany

After completing Rocket German and almost completing More Rocket German I traveled to Germany to attend a Fomula 1 auto race at Spa in Belgium. I was excited about the prospect of trying my new German language skills. I had also previously completed a 90 ...

4 replies - Last post by Bindi - May 20, 2009

I'm lost! Ich bin verloren!

Dear Natalie, I own both Rocket German and More Rocket German. I haven't logged onto this site in months and now it seems completely different! I don't remember how\where to access the Rocket German audio lessons, I remember vaguely that I would click ont...

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - May 19, 2009

More Rocket German missing lessons

Lesson 17.1 plays 16.4 again; Lesson 17.3 plays 17.2 again. Can this be corrected? Thanks

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - May 6, 2009

New members area is Great.

Looks like a lot of hard work went into the new members area. Thank you all for keeping this course and website up to date. Harold G

1 reply - Last post by HaroldG - May 1, 2009

How love made me learn German...

Hallo Alle!! Everything started a year and a half ago. I met this guy from Germany who came as an exchange student to the University of Milwaukee, WI, and we became really close. We would only speak English to communicate, and sometimes Spanish (Spanish...

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - April 6, 2009

Description missing, when paying using PayPal

Another suggestion (you'll grow to love me..!!) I purchased the *$169.90 USD* set of Rocket German yesterday, paid using PayPal... and the PayPal receipt I was emailed has a blank space as the Description of what I've just bought. This kinda makes it d...

1 reply - Last post by UncleMike987 - March 3, 2009

Gruetzi !

Guten Tag and all that ! Well, as a proud new member of the Rocket German forum, I thought I'd drop a line and say hello. I moved to Switzerland 2 years ago, and now have a race to learn German before my half-English, half-Swiss 1-year-old daughter star...

1 reply - Last post by UncleMike987 - March 2, 2009

Der/Die/Das on the audio recordings..

Just a quick mention that I wish the recordings would always introduce new words in the Der/Dir/Das format straightaway. At the moment, the recordings introduce words in the format "Bahnhof. _Der_ Bahnhof". I've taken to trying to ignore th...

2 replies - Last post by UncleMike987 - March 2, 2009

Guten Tag!

I started German at 7th grade because it was either Spanish or German and I thought everybody was taking Spanish, so I wanted to try something different from lots of the other kids. I am now a senior in high school, currently in my 5th year of German, wi...

3 replies - Last post by Matumic - March 3, 2008

Rocket Megavocab question

I figured out how to add new words in the Rocket German Megavocab game. But when I need to type in the German word there doesn't seem to be a way to type in the German characters so that it is an accurate German spelling. Is there a way to type in the G...

1 reply - Last post by davidkohlmeyer - February 11, 2009

Audio Pause button

I think it would be really helpful if all the audio sections built into the page would have the capability of pausing. My only options are start and stop, and when starting I find that things like: Werden Sie eine warme Mahlzeit servieren? are pretty...

3 replies - Last post by Russinbavaria - January 19, 2009

mehr antworten

wie geht es ihnen konnen Sie bitte mir helfen? (a) Schenk mir noch eine Stunde --- (von lied - Jurgens) warum nicht: schenken mir noch eine Stunden? oder geben Sie mir noch eine Stunde? was bedeutet das worte - schenk - en...

4 replies - Last post by (deleted) - November 28, 2008

Technician Working on Germany Machinery

I am a mechanical technician for a chocolate company and quite a bit of our company's manufacturing equipment comes from Germany. In 2005 I traveled to Germany to train at an equipment manufacturer’s facility. I neither enjoyed nor learned as much as I ...

1 reply - Last post by K2Mechanic - November 22, 2008

3,5 Millionen

how would you say numbers such as 3,5 Millionen in German? Zum Berlin ist auch mit 3,5 Millionen Menschen die größte Stadt von Deutschland

3 replies - Last post by Ashen - November 5, 2008

giving out a phone number in German

When giving out a phone number, what is used for the number 'zero', 'null', or 'zero' or? (In English, 'oh', or 'zero' is used, interchangeably.)

1 reply - Last post by slomo - November 4, 2008

worte helfe

koennen Sie mier helfen zu diese woerter verstehen, bitte? (a) "...Nun bilde ich mir ein, dass auch aus Funken..." (Now a picture do I have that was sent out?) und (b) "... Ein Feuer werden kann..." (A fire will come?) Ich...

4 replies - Last post by (deleted) - October 23, 2008

more rocket german

does More Rocket German ever go on sale? It was $69 when I joined, which was for members, but I can't find that. Will that price be available again. Danke

1 reply - Last post by kestrel - October 25, 2008

Where do I get more information on "More Rocket German&

Hi, The Rocket German course is very good. I would therefore like to download the More Rocket German - sometime soon. However, the members area does not lead me to a link that would make that possible. A google search always takes me to a page that ...

2 replies - Last post by amitabh1702 - July 4, 2008

German Soap Operas

Does anybody know of any German Soap Operas they sell over the net on DVD?

2 replies - Last post by mxyloreda - October 5, 2008

Missing lessons??

Nathalie, I have lesson 2.2, Part 1 and so assume (perhaps wrongly) that if there is a Part one, there must be a 2.2, Part two. If so, I am missing it. Also, I have a lesson 2.3, Part Two but no 2.3, Part one (again assuming that if there is a part two, t...

2 replies - Last post by Switch - October 1, 2008

Help with English translation of a German Song

Wondering if you would help me with the translation of the following song. I found these German lyrics on the internet and presume that they are correct. Name of Song is: Schlosser die im Monde liegen aus der Operette Frau Luna Schlosser, die i...

3 replies - Last post by (deleted) - May 31, 2008

The German iTunes Store

I'm wondering if anyone here can help me out. I'm trying to access the iTunes store for Deutschland and get an error message (-50). I contacted iTunes "help" and they responded with some computerese garbage that means nothing to me. I tried t...

2 replies - Last post by Ashen - September 12, 2008

shakespeare german link

Ive been told that reading shakespeare type stuff can help english speakers learn german quicker,because germans speak how we used to speak,word order i mean

1 reply - Last post by devomark2 - June 26, 2008

Guten Abend!

Guten Abend! Mein name ist Paulina and I just joined Rocket German. I tried the 6-day course and I decided to purchase the whole package and give it a trial. Am married to a German guy for 3 years now and we a have a little boy of 18 months old. My h...

1 reply - Last post by Paulina-Tsangara - July 23, 2008

In order to graduate

I hope to graduate soon from the University of Palermo where I'm majoring in English Literature and minoring in German. I need to complete my last 3 degree requirements which include: German Language and Literature Levels 1 and 2 and German Written Tran...

1 reply - Last post by mxyloreda - June 13, 2008

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