German Vocab

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meaning of traf

In lesson 13.7 we have two sentences with the simple past word "traf",  a) Er traf die Königin im Buckingham Palast. translated as "He met the Queen in Buckingham Palace." b) Das Mädchen traf den bösen Wolf. translated as "The girl hit the bad wolf."  ...

4 replies - Last post by David K - September 24, 2016

numbers ?

Hi Alida F, That is a good question. I never noticed that. I looked it up on the web. According to the web article all the numbers in the thirties should be spelled with ßig at the end and not zig. That's not true for other numbers. Twenty, for exam...

5 replies - Last post by David K - August 17, 2016

MegaCards Audio

Hello, Would it be possible to have somebody record the audio for the phrases included in MegaCards? http://members.rocketlanguages.com/lessons/1341 If not, would it be possible to do like dict.cc and let other students create the audio? We can vote the ...

6 replies - Last post by David K - August 5, 2016

German reading material for beginners

I'm a beginner German language student with Rocket Languages. Do you have recommended reading materials, such as newspapers, short stories, children's stories, for an adult learner?

9 replies - Last post by David-B101 - January 26, 2016

Soll ich auch deinen Briefkasten entleeren?

This means: "Shall I also empty your letterbox?" The phrase is in your Claudia section: should the verb to empty not be simply "leeren". The recording also doesn't sound like the "ent" part is being said Thanks Doug

2 replies - Last post by Honest Tom S - November 18, 2015

transferring audio to ipod

Hi all, hope someone can help, I have the German rocket course on my Samsung  tablet ( No USB port ), running on Android   I have a nano 7th generation ipod with bluetooth that I would like to have all the German audio lessons transferred to, tr...

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 22, 2015

auf vs nach

I'm up to Unit 10.2 at the moment and a question occurred to me (although it has probably come up before)... We have "nach Deutschland / nach Berlin" meaning "to Germany / to Berlin", but "auf den Campingplatz" = "to the campsite". Are "auf" & "nach...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - October 20, 2015

Why/or how does "Heiße" mean both "hot" and "am called"?

Why/or how does "Heiße" mean both "hot" and "am called"? The following two example in the first 3 lessons: Ich heiße Nik = I am called Nik Heiße Schokolade = Hot chocolate Lokke dfor an answer online and found none. May be WAY more advanced, but my curi...

3 replies - Last post by Peter--252 - August 15, 2015

problem with Games

Anyone have any idea why my Games are not loading. Everything else works. For three days I tried to load them but they don't open. 

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 3, 2015

I befor E when Spelling

Can someone tell me what is the rule when the letter "I" come before the letter "E" when spelling German words.

2 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - May 16, 2015

Use of Bestimmt or Sicher?

In lesson 2.2 "On a Tour", the conversation ends with "Bestimmt" translated to "For Sure" - but when I used that in reply to my German colleague when he was asking if I can do something for him, he said I should say "Ja, Sicher" and not Bestimmt. Can anyo...

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 15, 2015

meaning of Niece

Hallo, in lesson 6.2, it sounds like in the last line that Paul is saying 'das ist meine kleine Neffin', but the conversation in German says 'Nichte'. I know that Neffe is nephew, but I can not find 'Neffin'. Which one is correct? Jede Information wäre to...

9 replies - Last post by jason☺ - February 15, 2015

MegaCards Beginners

Hello, Has anybody played German Premium Word-Master beyond level 6? http://members.rocketlanguages.com/games/wordmaster/9 I'm finding it too difficult to bother continuing and wondered if anybody has any advice? I find that the words used in level 7 ar...

3 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - January 22, 2015

Ihr ache

Hallo, I am confused about the word "ihr". In section "5.6 To Need or Not to Need", "ihr" is listed in the Plural section along with wir, sie and Sie. However, the English description of "ihr braucht" is "you ...

5 replies - Last post by jason☺ - January 22, 2015

German Pronunciation dificulties

I am having a real difficulty pronouncing different words, particularly with the 'ch' ending, and rolling 'r'. How do you roll your 'r'? I like the interactive audio portions, especially when they repeat the word, and say it slowly in syllables. The cult...

6 replies - Last post by jason☺ - January 10, 2015

Unsure about a word in a sentence

Wir sind spät dran What is the word "dran" here? Is there a dictionary somewhere on the site? Danke! Brett

2 replies - Last post by jason☺ - January 3, 2015

An excellent film for learning vocab.

Just watched on Netflix, an excellent film for learning/improving vocabulary. It is called "Beyond Silence" and involves the speaking/hearing daughter of a deaf couple who takes up the Clarinet with an eventual move from her home town to Berlin for furth...

5 replies - Last post by maha266 - November 10, 2014

Später vs nachher

In lesson 13.9, regarding future tense, the second questions asks for the German word for "later" and I marked Später and the answer was correct. The very next question asked for the German word again for 'later' and since the lesson was about future tens...

11 replies - Last post by laura-rocket-tutor - August 21, 2014

Is there a German dictionary available on the site?

Sometimes I come to a phrase in which there are words that we haven't had yet, such as in: Mochten Sie sonst noch etwas? (of which "sonst" and "noch" are as yet undefined).

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - August 8, 2014

why spelled differently?

Hi! I don't understand your question, but I will give it a try. Hi is a short , more informal form of Hello. So it is a whole different word , even if it means the same thing, and by that, maybe is the reason why they have different spelling. Tschuss!

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - August 6, 2014

What is the word for the English word Tour in German?

In the testing in section 2.2 some of the answers are using Tor and some are using Tour. Is this a spelling mistake in the program and should the accepted German word be "Tour"?

4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - June 27, 2014

Mega Cards

Ich verstehe nicht die Mega Karten. Da sind keine Orte für Antworten. Können Sie mir hilfen?

6 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - June 9, 2014

2.4 Travelling on Business - 'fahren'.

In the printed conversation the word "fahren." appears, but there is no mention or explanation of this word in the audio. Can you please explain?

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - June 8, 2014

bin mir as opposed to simply bin

in Lesson 14.1, the sentence reads "Ich bin mir nicht sicher," which is, in effect, saying I am not sure myself. Yet the translations is listed as simply, "I'm not sure,". "Ich bin nicht sicher" would translate more closely to I'm not sure, than would b...

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - June 4, 2014

Premium Plus Lesson 10.2

In Premium Plus, Lesson 10.2 (extra vocabulary) "Oh ja, I reise unheimlich gern (I might not have quoted correctly) but it is translated "Oh Yes, I love to travel" yet "unheimlich" is correctly translated as "scary" unless I am mistaken. Marvin W.

7 replies - Last post by Marvin-W - June 4, 2014

Ich pronounced as "ikh" on occasion by Nik

1) On occasion, Nik will pronounce ich as "ikh" rather than "ish". I realize that "ish" is now correct, but I seem to remember being taught back in the early 60's (in Berlin) that it was pronounced "ikh". Is there a situation when "ikh" is correct? 2)...

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - June 1, 2014

Lesson 2.4

After carefully learning Lesson 2.4, I started 3.1, and the review at the beginning. But there's extra words in the review conversation :o So, please tell me what word came at the end of: Ja, ich muss zum Hotel Adlon - was it "fahrten"...

5 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - May 29, 2014

can't add words to my vocab

Hi when I double click on a word in any chapter nothing happens. No ABC tab opens. I AM on a tablet, on chrome. How to add words to my vocab? Hilf mir bitte!

3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - April 7, 2014

Why is when you say I'm very good, not ich sehr gut?

Why is when you say I'm very good, not ich sehr gut?

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - April 7, 2014

Retiree..

How do I say 'I'm Retired'

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 27, 2014

Uploading a pic

Any help available. I'm trying to upload a picture to my profile. I know they can be uploaded because I have sent and emailed as attachment previously. But when trying to upload to Rocket German, I get a window that says 'cannot upload this pic.' ??? Hummmm

4 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 23, 2013

how to say happy birthday

How do you say happy birthday in german

11 replies - Last post by Sharai-K - December 3, 2013

Fahrkarte v. Tickets

When is it okay to use "Tickets"? Seems like I've only seen "Fahrkarte" used for the train and tram. Are all other tickets "TIckets"? Is it okay to use "Tickets" on the train or tram?? Thanks

2 replies - Last post by Courtney-F - November 12, 2013

Adding Words to My Vocabulary

I can't add any more words to my vocabulary. Is it not working or is there a limit? I have 305 words. I can go through the motions of adding the word but after I click Save, the word added is not highlighted in the text and the word is not in the vocab...

2 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - November 6, 2013

Arbeit

How do you pronounce arbeit, meaning job. Can you give me the English phonetic spelling of the German word?

2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - October 20, 2013

Besonders

Hello, in my understanding, "besonders" means: in particular. So, why I can find sometimes in the menu at the restaurant? Does this also mean something like "dish of the day" or "speciality"?

3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - October 4, 2013

When to listen to the Survival Kit lessons

Can anyone recommend when to listen to the Survival Kit lessons? They aren't numbered like the Conversations and Cultural Lessons. I find the speakers much harder to understand (I'm still fairly new) so I'm not sure if I should wait. Danke!

6 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - August 8, 2013

Danke alles bestens.

In lesson 18.4 Danke alles bestens.is translated simply as thank you. Seems like it should mean more than that otherwise why not just say Danke? Is there an English equivalent? The Google translator has it as "Thank you all the Best" but I've never hea...

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 17, 2013

a minor mistake

I'm not sure which category to use for this comment: in Lesson 20.7 Falschen Freunde, under the letter F, the words fasten (befestigen) and fee (Gebühr) appear one under the other. Both are pronounced Gebühr.

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 11, 2013

"My Vocab"

I saved things in "my vocab" hoping to go back and look at them later and I couldn't.. ?

7 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 11, 2013

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Can anyone give me really good phrases to say about my family and friends please

2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 7, 2013

Herr and Herrn

What is the difference between Herr and Herrn

2 replies - Last post by Horne - May 13, 2013

Vocabulary Game for iOS Apps Until ...

Hi!! I found an app in the iTunes store that will help you with vocabulary. It's called "Mindsnacks ". You can learn vocabulary while playing a game. This app is available for free. You get access to 2 games and 3 vocabulary lists. If you want more, you ...

7 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - February 13, 2013

Fast

Is it just me or are the Rocket records Really fast??

6 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - January 14, 2013

letter

i didn't found any types of letter

2 replies - Last post by libbylos - January 14, 2013

Schicken vs. Verschicken

Can you clarify the difference between the verbs "schicken" and "verschicken." I understand they both mean "to send." In lesson 5.2 Nik explains you would use "verschicken" when sending a person or a thing and &qu...

11 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - January 8, 2013

Pronunciation Help

Hi, I've been practicing how to say the word "green" in German but I just can't seem to be able to say it correctly. It sounds like something between an "oo" and an "ee". How do I pronounce it? Also, the "r" in t...

3 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - December 6, 2012

Missing an "etwas"?; using "auch"?

Hi! 1) could you tell me if the word "etwas" is missing intentionally from the sentence in lesson 7.3...Sandra's line, second last to the end. It is there in the English translation and I"m puzzled as to why it is missing in the German. C...

1 reply - Last post by Michele-G - November 29, 2012

Idiom

People in England use the expression "Mutton done up as lamb" to say that someone is trying (not very successfully) to look younger than they are by dressing inappropriately for their age. Is there a German equivalent?

5 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - October 29, 2012

Language and Culture Lessons

I have been doing several of the audio lessons and like how they explain what each word means and the proper word order. I've ventured out to the Language and Culture Lessons now. I believe 1.7 is 'Talking About People' and has phrases where they teach ho...

1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - September 29, 2012

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