Japanese Feedback and Comments
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3.2 - Grammar Question
In 3.2 the phrase "non de mi masuka?" is translated as, "Would you like to try to drink it?" and in the know it section, is prompted with a lit hint which states, "Literally Won't you drink and see?" I know the nuances aren't very different, but grammati...
1 reply - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - June 23, 2020
Kanji in RJ
I am currently only in module two of the level 1 coursework. I find it interesting so far that Kanji is introduced in both "write it" and Kanji of the Day elements but we have not been introduced to writing the characters yet. Does this occur at a more pr...
0 replies - Last post by azenphish - June 18, 2020
Recording/Speech Recognition not working
Anyone else having problems with the recording/speech recognition of the lessons? Was working the last several days. Logged in today and it's giving me the following message: "Whoops! Looks like there is a networking issue in obtaining speech recognition...
0 replies - Last post by CandanceC - June 17, 2020
Lesson 2.8 no desu ga
Minna san, konnichiwa. Watashi wa Jason desu. Hajimemashite! Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! Zu~tto mai ni nihongo wo yoku benkyou shimashita ga sore wa nan nen mai desu. Takusan wasureteshimaimashita! Ima wa mo ikkai yomeru to kikoeru to shaberu you ni benkyou ...
0 replies - Last post by azenphish - June 15, 2020
recording my voice
When i try to say the words in Japanese ive recently been getting the something over and over again where it says sorry we didn't catch that or whatever. is anyone else having this problem?its been happening more and more recently. it does it on my phone,...
4 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - June 10, 2020
Quizzes are frustrating and other inconsistencies
I'm in Level 1, Module 2, and the quizzes are a regular annoyance for me. Just finished 2.6, where we learned important things like how to say so many minutes, so many hours. In Module 1 we learned the counter for 100, but nothing higher than that. What...
0 replies - Last post by MidknytOwl - May 28, 2020
I think it would be amazing if when im learning a new sentence if above the Japanese word it would show the English word so i can know what each word means! as of know i can put certain sentences together but sense the Japanese language speaks differently...
0 replies - Last post by Tyler24 - May 14, 2020
Lesson Flow Disorder (and a General Comment)
In Module 3.8, the play/record conversation boxes and some of the text is disordered. Some misplacements are obvious, some leave me confused as to where they should be exactly, and the audio/record box that's apparently supposed to be at the very end (bas...
0 replies - Last post by JohnB232 - May 11, 2020
i want to learn kanji but don't know how to start.
3 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - April 19, 2020
Language and Culture vocabulary
Hello, I am a little confused by how the different lesson categories work. I was going through the Interactive Audio Lessons, which was great. But then moving on to Language & Culture, the number of new items in each lesson doubles or even triples sometim...
1 reply - Last post by teacup - March 13, 2020
How do you know when you are fluent?
Under what conditions wold you consider yourself to be fluent in Japanese? This was a question I recently heard and I was wondering what others thought.
4 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - March 9, 2020
Lesson 6.4 discrepancy between audio lesson and text
Hello, I am going through lesson 6.4 and noticed that Kenny's second line is different in the audio from what is displayed on the page. The page shows: あした の こと を かくにん したかった だけ です から。 明日の事を確認したかっただけですから。 Ashita no koto o kakunin shitakatta dake desu ...
3 replies - Last post by teacup - January 9, 2020
Module 7 Where did all the transcripts go?
I was hoping for Japanese only transcripts for module 7, but when I checked today all the transcripts are completely gone. Is that a permanent change? A temporary change? An error?
4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - December 30, 2019
Changing the rating without starting over?
Is there a way to reset the rating for something in the "Rocket Reinforcement activities" section without having to finish the entire activity, and then reset and start over?
2 replies - Last post by teacup - December 11, 2019
6.3 Company Call
In the quiz for module 6.3 some strange characters show up in one of the incorrect answers for the question, "Which ultra-formal phrase below best relates to: 'I am indebted to you for your kindness'?" The answer displays with rogue question marks in bla...
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - December 9, 2019
Level 1, 5.7 quiz: 一 か 月
One of the questions in the 5.7 quiz asks: "What is the correct reading in Hiragana of the following word in Japanese? 一 か 月". Since the correct answer is "いっかげつ", I the question probably meant to ask for 「一ヶ月」 rather than 「ーか月」, right?
5 replies - Last post by teacup - December 8, 2019
7.1 All Conversations - new Kenny? Transcript?
Will module 7.1 audio be updated to have the new (native speaker) Kenny? Can a Japanese-only transcript for 7.1 be added?
0 replies - Last post by teacup - December 6, 2019
Level 1, 3.1 audio mistake (noborimasuka vs noboremasuka)
Hiya, I've just listened to the lesson audio for Level 1, lesson 3.1, and noticed an error in Kenny's rendition of "Can you drive up the mountain," at around 14 minutes into the audio. While Sarah explains that we're about to change the verb to make it sa...
3 replies - Last post by FelixK2 - December 6, 2019
FlashCard suggestion for Japanese 6.6
It would be helpful if the flashcards for the different phrases also stated whether the phrase is Honorific, Neutral or Casual.
0 replies - Last post by teacup - November 24, 2019
Phrase of the Week
Is there a way to see (and hear) past "Phrase(s) of the Week" if you no longer have the email links? https://members.rocketlanguages.com/members/phrase/67579
1 reply - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - November 16, 2019
how does the kanji keyboard work?
I tried using the kanji keyboard by typing in anata when it asked for anata. It only gave me options for katakana and hiragana. how do you use it?
5 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - September 12, 2019
Suggestion: Add Kana/Kanji Vocabulary to 9.5 Formal and Humble Speech
This is a UI issue: In Lesson 9.5, if the "Show Romanization" is turned off, there is no written (kana/Kanji) vocabulary associated with the audio files on the 敬語/けいご/Honorific and 謙譲語/けんじょうご/Modest speech at all. It was only by trial and error that I re...
1 reply - Last post by Crystal-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor - August 2, 2019
Newbie with a Question!
Hello everyone, Today I began the Rocket Japanese course and completed module 1, 1.0. I'm an absolute beginner, starting with zero experience in Japanese and will be studying around 3-4 hours a day. Love, love, love it :-) But I have a question! Is e...
10 replies - Last post by AC747 - July 31, 2019
Level 1 Module 1 quizzes
Some of the quiz questions in Level 1 Module 1 ask questions about Kanji characters. I can't find any references to these Kanji in the lesson or previous lessons. Is this a subtle hint that I should not work through the lessons sequentially but skip back ...
9 replies - Last post by AC747 - July 8, 2019
Suggestion: Add polite potential form 借りられる to 9.3 (The Other Living Option)
Unless I'm mistaken, Lesson 9.3 is the first instance that the potential form conjugation is explained. However, because the lesson is using informal speech, the ichidan verb conjugation structure that is used is the colloquial V-stem + れる instead of the...
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 20, 2019
Suggestions for tests
I have some suggestions to improve Rocket Japanese: For “Write it” I notice the program is very particular with spaces, which is frustrating to me, as Japanese doesn’t use spaces. There is no indication when katakana is wanted, rather than hiragana. I kn...
2 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - May 31, 2019
Question re hiragana keyboard on Mac
Hi all, I joined six days ago, and just completed module 1 yesterday. I’ve got a question for those of you who have been doing this for a while. I use mostly my iPad as the onscreen Japanese keyboard is really good. Does anyone know how to get a simila...
5 replies - Last post by toru e - April 30, 2019
Question about early-lesson "Kanji of the Day" sections
I am currently about halfway through the beginner course on Japanese, and I'm not quite sure how I'm supposed to handle the Kanji of the day sections that appear in some lessons. Am I supposed to learn how to read them, read and write them, or just famili...
1 reply - Last post by Tony-S10 - April 26, 2019
Can we correct the incorrect translation in the second item in "Know It" imn Japanese 6.8
Can we correct the incorrect translation in the second item in "Know It" imn Japanese 6.8? It has the same answer as the first item! Can't paste the scanned image of it here.Barry-S22
1 reply - Last post by Tony-S10 - April 17, 2019
Recording Play it scores
With this course I pride myself on getting 100% scoring on pronunciation in all of the play it sections for the course. I revise them on a daily basis. Currently I am have 100% pronunciation on all of level 1 except for one single module. It is 5.4 At th...
11 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - April 13, 2019
RJapanese Not Grading My Recording PLUS Help Links Not Working
Note: I've contacted support. Using Mac Chrome: Version 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build) (64-bit) (latest version) I've cleared the cookies I've restarted the Chrome browser Problems: 1. After recording a sentence I get the following: "Sorry, I didn't catc...
3 replies - Last post by Fillip - April 10, 2019
Does this answer in the quiz need correction?
Does this answer in the quiz in 2.8 need to be corrected? Futari, sannin, yonnin, hitori, gonin - ( This is - "2 people, 3 people, 4 people, 1 person, 2 people" ) Next question; Is this the right forum for notifications such as this?
3 replies - Last post by Barry-S22 - April 8, 2019
Hello everyone, my question is simply, what happened to the section for Certificate tests? Is it removed or where can I find it? ありがとうございます
11 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - April 7, 2019
When I mix Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana, is it ok to not convert everything to Kanji that can be?
Working on lesson 5.2. I can read and write Hiragana and Katakana (albeit slowly) and just starting Kanji. When I mix Kanji with Hiragana and Katakana in a sentence, is it okay to not convert everything that can be represented by Kanji to Kanji? Here's...
2 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - April 3, 2019
Which lesson is "Hobbies" under for Japanese
I want to go over "Hobby" conversation, but cannot seem to find a lesson for it. ありがとう！
1 reply - Last post by teacup - March 22, 2019
The symbol き
Hello everyone, I'm working through the hiragana table, and the character き looks quite different in the video example (and in my practice writing sheet) vs. the keyboard character. When I looked online to see what is commonly used, I see even more vari...
4 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - March 17, 2019
Japanese levels, scores and badges - where are they now?
It would be good to find the explanation about the badges, levels and scores again. Where is that page, please?
2 replies - Last post by Barry-S22 - March 14, 2019
I have been following along with the pdf script of the course in the past, but now the Japanese characters in the pdf appear broken. I tried opening the same doc on both adobe and nitro and on different computers to no avail. Does anyone know how this cou...
4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - March 11, 2019
In module 3.10 one of the audio examples under the "〜なくて は いけません: I must~" section is missing the associated text： いきます いかない ( いかなくて (I hope I typed that correctly. nope (/ε＼*))
2 replies - Last post by teacup - February 23, 2019
Adding furigana / ふりがな to Word documents
I like to type up study notes for myself sometimes and today I found a video on YouTube that shows how to add phonetic guides (a/k/a furigana) to English Word documents. If anyone else wants to add this functionality to MS Word, here's the link: How to a...
0 replies - Last post by teacup - February 20, 2019
Please suggest a manga with 100% furigana
My title is a little exaggerated. I would like to find a manga (or children's book) that uses kanji and has 70-80% (or more) furigana. Please suggest a title if you know of one. ISBN appreciated!
0 replies - Last post by teacup - February 12, 2019
Forgot my password
how do I reset a password since I forgot mine?
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 31, 2019
can't stop notifications
About every 30 seconds, it keeps notifying me that I have achieved a new badge. This makes it very hard to study. How do I turn this constant notification off? Going to my progress does not help! This seems to be a new bug in the program.
3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 24, 2019
Pop up showing a new badge won't go away
Does anyone know how to get rid of the stupid pop up that says I have earned a new badge? Every time I try to do a new activity or type something into the language keyboard the pop up comes up and has to be dismissed and then I have to start again. Ever...
9 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 24, 2019
new narrator - how to change it?
Hi! There is a new narrator for the Japanese level 1 course. Her tune is not really interesting and she doesn't have any ups and downs in her voice. I feel like I am sitting at a serious meeting in Japan in the mid-50s! Is it possible to change it to t...
9 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - January 24, 2019
Lesson 1.6 Bug
In the Know-It and Flash Card sections of Lesson 1.6 the Know-It and Flash Card for "Yoshiko" is bugged. This is how they appear in each section. Know-It: The previous word or phrase is shown again, but when you say it it doesn't accept it. Upon saying "...
1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 21, 2019
2.7 text error
Under the section, "Asking for permission" in module 2.7 , there seems to be a small text error. The て-form of あける is introduced first in writing: まど を あける → まど を あけて も いい です か? mado o akeru →Mado o akete mo ii desu ka? to open a window →May I...
10 replies - Last post by Crystal-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor - January 16, 2019
2.3 quiz question—is it correct?
One of the quiz questions for module 2.3 is: "Nihongo o hanashimasu" translates as "I speak Japanese", how would you say "I CAN speak Japanese"? The multiple choice answers are: - Nihongo o hanase masu. (← this is the correct answer) - Nihongo o ...
2 replies - Last post by teacup - December 18, 2018
Is there a way replace Romanized text on Quizs with Japanese?
The check box on My profile has removed romanization from the lessons, but all the multiple choices on the quizes are romanized : (
4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - December 10, 2018
Learning the kana?
Maybe this is a silly question, but is there any advise on how to learn the kana? I feel like just starting at it and hoping it sinks in isn't going to work, I need to actually do something to remember it, and "the Z symbol with the middle missing" won't...
10 replies - Last post by WilliamW14 - December 9, 2018