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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
i didn't found any types of letter
2 replies - Last post by libbylos - January 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
Desiderata is one of my favourite poems and I love the line "It is still a beautiful world". I wanted to know what the german translation of this line would be. I translated it to: Ist es dennoch eine schöne welt. I wondered if anyone could confirm this...
3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - May 21, 2012
In Quiz 4.3.1, one of the questions is: How do you say "a table (m) for two" in German? with the possible answers being ein Tisch für zwei Personen eine Tisch für zwei Personen einer Tisch für zwei Personen einem Tisch für zwei Personen ...
2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - April 29, 2012
Where can I find the pronunciation for all the extra vocab. in the lessons?
1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - April 10, 2012
Hello! I'm playing a game on-line with a German player and I was losing 500-300. Now I've caught up and the score is 500-500. How do I say the following: I've caught up with you! I was losing but now I'm catching up! Please do not answer this if you ...
2 replies - Last post by Cristian-Montes-de-Oca - April 4, 2012
Hello, I'm fairly new at this and I'm having a few confusing moments. Firstly, the word schon seems to be used quite a lot, sometimes for "already" and sometimes for "pretty". Is this correct, or am I confusing completely different words? Similarly, h...
3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 27, 2012
In the question below from Quiz 4.3, is asks for the masculine form. But when I did so, i.e. der Handynummer, I was told it was incorrect and should be "die Handynummer", which is feminine. What is the German word for "cell phone number&q...
2 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 22, 2012
How do you say, "The weather is very nice and mostly sunny" in German? Is it: "Das Wetter ist sehr schön und meist sonnig" oder Is it: "Das Wetter ist sehr schön und meistens sonnigen" Or something else...
1 reply - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 22, 2012
How do you say- "I'm just looking, thanks." This is a useful phrase when you enter a store in Germany but don't want to buy anything and the shop clerk comes over to you asking if you need help.
3 replies - Last post by Paul-Weber - March 22, 2012
I give up - I've been trying to figure out what he says when I click the wrong answer. My ear hears "fush", but I can't find anything like that in my dictionary. What is he saying?!?!? Thanks
7 replies - Last post by Allen-H - November 30, 2011
No matter how good a program is it may be a good idea to get a hard copy dictionary. Just wondering if someone might have a recommendation. Perhaps some books are better than others. Was also looking for a german hard copy periodical or mag which might ...
9 replies - Last post by mxyloreda - November 13, 2011
What is the difference between einzuholen and einholen? Dank, Ralph
2 replies - Last post by Ralph-D1 - May 12, 2011