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Vorzubereiten appears in the following sentence in level 2 14.4: Sandra hat Stephanie für ein paar Stunden weggelockt und hatte Zeit alles vorzubereiten. Translated as: Sandra lured Stephanie away for a few hours and had time to prepare everything. I am p...
2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - April 12, 2017
why does ja appear in the middle of sentences sometimes when it doesn't seem to be necesssary
Ja seems to crop up in the middle of sentences quite often but I don't understand what is function is or how to use it when I make up my own sentences. For example from Level 2 12.2 Das können wir ja noch besprechen… Du siehst ja so gedanken verloren aus....
4 replies - Last post by sfpugh - April 4, 2017
Does der Hacken really mean heel?
I have been doing medical German in module 11 and it has der Hacken as the heel. Neither the German online Biolingus dictionary nor the Collins online dictionary give this translation, however an old Collins dictionary that I have does include it. A frien...
5 replies - Last post by sfpugh - March 8, 2017
hi, in lesson "1.4 Booking A Room", the substantive Euro is neutral (das Euro). Searching online (for the plural form) I found it as a masculine noun (der Euro / die Euro or der Euro / die Euros). What is the correct gender for the word Euro? Thank you
2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 18, 2017
What is the difference between genre and gern?
3 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - October 19, 2016
In unit 13.7 we are introduced to the verb form fraß - the past participle of fressen, which means to eat. Is this interchangeable with the (apparently) more common verb essen, or is the former a bit old-fashioned?
4 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - October 15, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How do I say 'I'm Retired'
3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - January 27, 2014
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 do you say happy birthday in german
11 replies - Last post by Sharai-K - December 3, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can anyone give me really good phrases to say about my family and friends please
2 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 7, 2013
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
Is it just me or are the Rocket records Really fast??
6 replies - Last post by Byron-K21 - January 14, 2013