Japanese Feedback and Comments

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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

Rocket Japanese

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

3.10—missing text

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

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

What is the correct sequence of doing Japanese lessons?

I am beginning the Japanese course. Is the idea that you should complete lessons 1.0-1.4 (the audio lessons) before then moving to 1.5-1.9 (the language and culture lessons) and then 1.10-1.14 (the writing lessons)? Or do you the first audio lesson and th...

15 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - December 9, 2018

Vocabulary highlights

こんにちは。 I don't know that this is a "bug" but the interface appears a little…overzealous…about vocabulary I have added to "My Vocab". For example, I added いま earlier so that I would remember that it can mean "living room" and the kanji 居間 for that translat...

3 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - December 5, 2018

Conversation glitches in rocket record that do not work

I have been entirely through the Rocket Japanese course and have been focusing on the conversation previously known as play it. The auto voice recognition scores you and I hope to achieve 100% in all lessons for this section.  However the rocket record a...

5 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - November 29, 2018

Do you have a way to deal with point cheaters?

It has been quite amusing to watch the last six months the first two persons in the point list fighting to beat each other. I think the second person just gave up though... I was just curious how far their stupidity will go. Since they are obviouly adding...

35 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - November 29, 2018

Is it possible to take benchmark/certification tests on mobile?

Is it possible to take benchmark/certification tests on mobile? If not, are there plans to add that functionality in the future? I do the bulk of my work on PC but I don't have a microphone and thus have to do all of the "Hear it, Say it" type stuff via m...

2 replies - Last post by CTH86 - November 9, 2018

Module 3 glitch

Hi I just completed the module 3 test and it cant be marked as completed, can anyone help? (I did it twice)

4 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 28, 2018

Katakana table not set up right in chrome

In lesson 3.11, the katakana table is not set up right (at least in Chrome, which is the recommended browser for Rocket).  The first row has A I U E O and the second has the corresponding katakana.  Every subsequent row starts with the Latin letter under ...

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - October 28, 2018

3.7 Talking about your Experiences

Hi,  In this course, the audio of WriteIt and WriteIt Native seems to do not work.  Best

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 16, 2018

Is there a way to hide the romaji sentences and keep only Kanji sentences in a lesson?

To Whom It May Concern, It would be nice to be able to hide the romaji version of the sentence in the entire lesson. Do you have any plan to accomplish this? Best

3 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - August 9, 2018

How To Get Started?

Using Japanese Premium: Level 1 How does a person get started learning the language? The lessons 1.0 Greetings uses the written form, but of course I can not read it as I do not know the alphabet and therefore I can not follow along as well as I would li...

4 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - July 14, 2018

Lesson Progression and Quiz Questions

This is more of a statement on how Rocket Japanese may improve their product rather than a question. I don't think Rocket Japanese does a good job of stating a "most recommended" way of progressing through the lessons.  I finished all the audio courses a...

7 replies - Last post by ClaudiaR-sc5G - July 3, 2018

Can’t shift Hiragana Using iOS Kana Keyboard

Is anyone else unable to shift hiragana when using the Rocket Languages app using the Kana keyboard on iOS? Whenever I try to type hiragana such as がばだぱ, etc I’m just stuck with the ^_^ key instead. It’s as though the shift key (or whatever you call it) f...

2 replies - Last post by haneybd87 - June 8, 2018

A bug in the "Hear it!" and "Know it!" sections

みんなさん、こんにちは! Thanks to Rocket Japanese, I'm improving everyday.  I tested this theory by looking at a couple of pages of a Japanese manga, and I was able to read everything that wasn't kanji without stopping.  I need more work on actually understanding w...

10 replies - Last post by Gillisimo - April 25, 2018

Flash card selection

I want to create a set of flashcards of the vocabulary that I didn't click as 'easy' - is there a way to do this? Otherwise I have to go back to each lesson one at a time to repeat the words that I found more difficult... Thanks

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - March 9, 2018

Recording transcription trouble

I've noticed that some modules in the Japanese course have issues with transcribing the recordings. Specifically, the transcription will select a hiragana/kanji that is phonetically correct, but does not match the 'solution' for the lesson. A strong exam...

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - March 5, 2018

Write It! Lessons Changing わ to は。

After figuring out how to use my English keyboard for Japanese, I began to complete the "Write It!" section of Module 1.1.  When typing out the answer for konichi wa as こんにちわ the module answer was こんにちは.  Is this an error or does "wa" magically mean "ha" ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 28, 2018

Lets vote to remove Kenny Squire from the Japanese course

I and probably a few others who use the voice recognition and pronunciation am having trouble pronouncing the name Kenny Squire in Japanese. It is not a good name for Japanese phonetics and is a detriment to the entire course. It is an unusual name and n...

0 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - May 18, 2017

Japanese course broken

Has anyone else been having problem with all modules being disabled and lessons prevented today? My audio lessons are not working, none of the sections are working in audio, the hear it say it is not working, the play it is not working. Everything just si...

3 replies - Last post by joseph-schmo - May 4, 2017

No kanji for foreign countries in lesson 1.6?

I have mastered Hiragana and Katakana, but I also realize that in order to truly become proficient in the Japanese language, I'm going to have to master kanji.  So I've been studying with books I have available along with what is present on Rocket Japanes...

2 replies - Last post by trutenor - April 8, 2017

Play it broken

Just going through play it on module 19.1 and it is all broken. The system is playing the computer voice all the way through without waiting for my voice response and it is scoring it as poor as the computer is not registering my responses due to the spee...

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - February 10, 2017

Play It! Test Record Is Too Fast

When doing the Play It! tests when it starts recording by the time I get my bearings and form what I'm going to say in my head and start saying the words it stops recording about halfway through what I've said. Is there any way to slow this down? How are ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 27, 2017

Survival Kit Audio Way Too Loud

The audio on the survival kit is about 10 times louder than everything else. I just about blew my eardrums when I clicked play on a word just now.

3 replies - Last post by toru e - January 23, 2017

Bug in Japanese 1.8 write it section?

When I try and do the Japanese write it test at the end of 1.8, the audio won't play.  I've tried resetting the test, reloading the page, moving onto a different answer - still no audio. Other audios on the page are playing fine, and have done other writ...

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - January 14, 2017

Points goal resets to zero

Every time I navigate to another page, my points goal resents to zero.  Can someone help me out?

3 replies - Last post by odg - July 8, 2016

60 day expiration now

Hi, I've been quite disappointed with the course not actually teaching me Japanese grammar so I contacted rocket languages a while ago. But now I'm scared that the 60 day guarantee ends before I do anything  is there something I can do now? Help! I used a...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 15, 2016

No points for writing lessons?

Why no points received for writing lessons? Sometimes they take me longer than other types of lessons!

2 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - June 14, 2016

Can't eliminate Romanization in the Japanese program

I just noticed that Romanization has reappeared in my Japanese program, even though I've checked the box requesting that it not be present.  This also occurred just after the upgrade several months ago but was corrected when the software was fine-tuned a ...

1 reply - Last post by Margaret-RocketLanguages - April 6, 2016

Tips with the Program?

Hi there, I have been using Rocket Japanese for 2 hours every week for about 6 months now. I am still in Module 1. Is this usual with the program? Should I be doing something differently in order to learn at a faster pace? What are some good ways to use ...

1 reply - Last post by 悪寄贈 神聞 - March 19, 2016

JLPT Lessons

Hey there fellow Japanese learners!   As you guys have probably noticed- the lessons here are more for social and travel Japanese and not so much for the JLPT testing. I was wondering if you guys had any other suggestions on places to learn Japanese for t...

3 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - March 14, 2016

Module 11.6 Cannot Start

Anyone having problems with 11.6 all categories not being able to be started and marked.

3 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - March 11, 2016

Module 21.7 cannot be counted as complete

There are no questions in the Hear it say it/Write it/Know it sections, but they're still labeled as part of the requirements for completing the lesson, so the module can't be counted as complete Update: The same is true for Modules 22.8 and 23.5, .6, an...

1 reply - Last post by Tony-S10 - March 8, 2016

At what point should i start learning kanji?

Konnichiwa, im hoping to take part in the N5 jlpt exam next july, but im unsure about how exactly to go about learning the kanji. Going through things like conversations are straightfoward and simple enough to follow, but i feel that i should only be lear...

7 replies - Last post by Tony-S10 - March 8, 2016

Module 20.1: "50% off tickets" not working

The first interactive audio course in Module 20 gives me the following message when I try to open it: Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at members.rocketlanguages.com Port 443 E...

4 replies - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - December 10, 2015

Still seeing Romanized text

I'm still seeing Romanized text despite checking the box in my settings that it not be displayed. Is this just happening to me, or does the updated version still prevent us from hiding the Romani?

2 replies - Last post by rpfromak - November 9, 2015


When introducing myself, i would say "watashi no  namae wa bob desu". Then how would i say "this is my wife gail"

1 reply - Last post by コウ日本語 - July 11, 2015


I have an Apple Pro desktop and your program cannot recognise the internal micro. When I go system preference the micro is working ???? I have Adobe Flash Player installed ( twice). Have you got any idea ?. It work on my Ipad but the program crash a lot. ...

1 reply - Last post by marieg-rocket languages - May 19, 2015

How many people are active here?

Konnichiwa~ I was wondering how many people are currently active in Rocket Japanese. I've been using RJ for the last two weeks and have had some decent success (I think), but when I took my first trip into the forums everything seems rather empty... :( ...

3 replies - Last post by コウ日本語 - April 10, 2015

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