Japanese Feedback and Comments

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Two types of Japanese script

Hi there, I've just started RJ and was looking at the Japanese script. In each module there are two different types of japanese writing given for each translation... E.G. おげんき です か? お元気ですか? O genki desu ka? ...

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - December 29, 2014

Is it possible to learn a foreign language while sleeping?

I am really interested to find out if there is any scientific evidence that sleep learning has been proven effective for learning a foreign language. Any feedback or pointer will be much appreciated!

2 replies - Last post by Dan-H24 - October 6, 2014

Rocket languages app

I have downloaded the latest version of the Rocket Languages app on my android device. At first I was so excited to finally have a portable way to do my lessons.. I used the various testing tools (Hear It, Write It... etc) and the buttons became green (...

3 replies - Last post by コウ日本語 - August 26, 2014

Adding a Vocabulary Index in ToolBox

Dear RJ Team, I would like to suggest that all the vocabularies that we learnt in each lesson to be indexed by their first Hiragana and to be listed centrally in the Toolbox so that we can search for these vocabularies in a much simpler way. Currently, i...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 21, 2014

Problems with "Play It!"

When I use the "Play It!" tests on my lessons I can never seem to get it to playback the conversation with my voice in it. I'm not sure if this is a glitch or if I just misunderstood how "Play It!" works. Is the point of this test not to record the conv...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 14, 2014

I'm Disappointed.

I always heard Japanese is the second hardest language to learn after English, but I was told differently on this site. I tried starting out using this program, but there really is no cure for my lack of memory for the words, phrases, intonations, letter...

6 replies - Last post by Stephanie-F11 - August 14, 2014

Adding a "Draw It" test in Writing Lessons

Currently, we can only read and listen to the Kanji characters in the Writing Lessons. For practice, I write on papers. At the end, we can just evaluate our progress by setting the lesson to "Read". I would like to suggest if Rocket Japanese can add a "D...

1 reply - Last post by Robert-C7 - August 13, 2014

Any points awarded for MegaCard games?

Hi, I am wondering if there is any point award for playing the MegaCard games? I know Word Master and Phrase Master do award points but how about the MegaCard games? Thank you for your response?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - August 10, 2014

Lesson 1.2 - only "Hear It Say It" and "Quiz" tests available

I was working just fine on this lesson. I had completed almost all of the testing and was working on the Play It In Kanji. Then all of a sudden the record button vanished. When I refreshed, I notice d that like lesson 1.1, not all but the "Hear It Say ...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - July 3, 2014

Lesson 1.1 - only "Hear It Say It" and "Quiz" tests available

This must be a software glitch because the other lessons, as far as I can tell, are working normally. On the upper right of the testing tab, H and Q appear in the normal large boxes while W, K, and P are in small letters. Also, on the page itself, only ...

3 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - June 19, 2014

Write It in Kanji - why no keyboard icon?

The Rocket Chinese testing has a Write It in Hanzi (W2) test and it has a keyboard you can click on. You can then enter Pinyin and it will present a list of Hanzi characters that you can choose from In the Rocket Japanese course, the Write It in Kanji (...

2 replies - Last post by Robert-C7 - May 21, 2014

Can I select which "Write It" test to follow?

I noticed that you have just introduced the Kanji version of the "Write It" test. Can you make it so that I can select which "Write It" test to do. I think it is an overkill to have 2 "Write It" tests together. Some students may loose interest if they hav...

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - March 4, 2014

educational accrediting for rocket languages

is rocket languages accredited for education in schools or universities, rather, is there any way that I could get a foreign language credit in my South Dakota Highschool through this product?

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - March 4, 2014

Typos

Just a couple typos I found. Lesson 17.6 The kana don't match romaji for the ~noda phrase examples with sagasu. 17.7 "Ookine koe o dasu na" seems to show an apostrophe instead of the "o" particle. Similarly, "issho ni itai" seems to have an apostrophe. ...

15 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - March 4, 2014

I have finished 3.15 of Rocket Japanese...

...where do I go now, for further study? I am still only a beginner, and need way more practice in grammar etc. Do I have to get my own text- and workbook, or what?

6 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - January 7, 2014

How to complete the "Write It" Lessons?

I have been confused about this for some time, and I feel obnoxious for posting more questions, but how do I complete the "Write It" section of the courses? I'm going through the rest of the material well enough, but I have been skipping the written secti...

4 replies - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - January 7, 2014

Difference in character styles?

I'm still familiarizing myself with the basics of Japanese, but it doesn't seem like the Hiragana lessons match up with some Hiragana tables I have for reference. Are there different ways of writing characters? I noticed a big difference between the lesso...

3 replies - Last post by 2679 - December 9, 2013

Is this product worth the purchase?

How has this product helped with your Japanese? Do you forum members believe I should spend money on it?

3 replies - Last post by J742129 - November 19, 2013

How do I write small っ

In the Write It sections, I'm having a hard time writing small っon the keyboard. How do I do this?

4 replies - Last post by J742129 - November 12, 2013

Self Checks and Section Tests

Does anyone know what happened to the self checks and section tests? They used to be under the my dashboard tab, but now I can't seem to find them.

1 reply - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 12, 2013

rocket

Detto giustamente!

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - November 11, 2013

i,am,she and it

I: Watashi/Boku/Ore etc. Am: Desu/da She: Kanojo It: not sure of the context.

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 11, 2013

PDF

What happened to PDF download? Why can't I see the icon?....

1 reply - Last post by risa-rocket-japanese-tutor - November 11, 2013

How to type tenten

In the Write it! testing section, there is a keyboard provided. For example, when I try to type 'ka' with a tenten to make it into 'ga', the tenten is spaced out from the 'ka' character and it ends up being wrong.

4 replies - Last post by 477580 - November 7, 2013

Any other sources including books or others recommended for learning ?

Hi, I would like to know about other resources apart from Rocket Japanese(RJ). I personally feel that some aspects of the language like grammar has not been given due exhaustive treatment or coverage, for example, the chapters as just a collection of co...

5 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - September 9, 2013

:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(,where are they?!?!?

<p>Hi Mary - Your points (and most of your posts) were removed because blank posts do not add value to the conversation.<br></p>

0 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - September 9, 2013

Good Job Rocket Japanese

I am slowly working my way through the lessons and I have to tell you how impressed I am with the way that the program has been put together. There is so much repetion of the words and phrases and then repetition of phrases in a following lesson that I f...

5 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - September 6, 2013

6 day trial

why does it need to have 6 day trial in thae rocket japanese?

2 replies - Last post by Alan-R-G - September 6, 2013

badges

As you keep earning more points, I believe you get stars added to your badge.

1 reply - Last post by 2679 - August 24, 2013

anime

you can watch hetalia but you will need a youtube account or gmail because they usually use curse words so you would have to be older than 16. You can also go an anime streaming site it doesn't cost any money i can give you the search address if you want....

2 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - August 24, 2013

Proficiency tests

I am unable to locate the proficiency tests link, could somebody please help me locate it ?

5 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - August 16, 2013

Picture Not There

The pictures are not showing up for any of the quizes. Is any body else having this problem. Or can someone tell me how to fix it? Thank you. Josh

3 replies - Last post by coolcader - June 10, 2013

Nihon ni ikimashita!

I'm visiting my son in Japan and we had dinner with his fiancee and her parents. It was the first time my husband and I had met them. I spoke to them in Japanese. It wasn't much, mostly along the lines of 'Nikko ni ikimashita' and 'Oishii desu ne!' Bu...

0 replies - Last post by Maggie-J - May 18, 2013

[Typo] Lesson 1.4

Anata wa nihongo ga hanasemasu ka? あなた は にほんご が はなせます か? Isn't it を instead of が in this phrase? Even in the audio it's said を.

4 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - April 24, 2013

デレクのアカウント (Derek's Account)

Hello Everyone! So, to some people I am seen as a senior member or one who has been around for a very long time and learned a lot of Japanese through this software. More recently, I haven't been online too often, only came to say hi every so often and o...

3 replies - Last post by CatPanda - April 20, 2013

How to keep up the japanese?

I've realized that within the next year I should finish the last rocket Japanese course (it's gone so quickly!) and I was wondering, what should I do when I've finished the courses to stay good at Japanese? I'm planning on taking Japanese in university, b...

6 replies - Last post by Shivam-S - April 12, 2013

Rocket Japanese on Android

t's great that Rocket Japanese can be downloaded on android but I have a NOOK HD which does not allow any downloads from Google Play Store apps. Any chance that you could put the app on the Barnes and Noble App store? Thank you.

0 replies - Last post by fletcher12 - April 2, 2013

points system & badges

So the points that we earn from last month do not carry over into the next month instead we earn points all over again. Am I right? There seems to be a point where the points you are earning just stops, this happened to me and I also noticed after I reac...

5 replies - Last post by CatPanda - January 28, 2013

recording practice session

When i press the record symbol in the practice sessions, the phrases come up, but the tutor doesnt speak the phrase and i am unable to record my practice bit. My mike is working, is there something else i should be doing?

6 replies - Last post by Milton-D - January 7, 2013

Well done Rocket Languages !

I have recently finished all the RJP lessons and I would like to leave some feedback about this wonderful site ! This website has managed to create an excellent environment for language learners and has adopted an interesting learning method through whic...

0 replies - Last post by 2679 - December 4, 2012

PDF

In the old version of the website, each lesson had a button with the adobe symbol that allowed you to download the lesson as a pdf. In the new version, that button is no longer there. How do you download lessons as pdf's now?

2 replies - Last post by 2679 - November 30, 2012

Learning during exam season

I'm currently in my main exam year in school, and with the hordes of revision ( -_- ) that I've been doing recently I'm worried that my Japanese is going to slip!! I was wondering if anyone has been through a time where they haven't had much time to focus...

3 replies - Last post by 2679 - November 3, 2012

Lesson/Learning Order

Hi, if this question has been asked before, I apologize for the repetition. I can't seem to find a guide or recommendation for completion order of the lessons. Is there a suggested order for the most optimal way to take the lessons? For example, I unde...

6 replies - Last post by 2679 - August 27, 2012

The Katakana "T" line and "N" line are missing?

Excuse me but does anyone know why the "T" line and the "N" line for the Katakana writing lessons are missing?? Do they not have those lessons or what?? Am I the only one with them missing?

5 replies - Last post by 6054 - August 6, 2012

Typo in Japanese 4.4?

It says Kakko ii..... Should this be Kakkou ii..... 格好 ?

2 replies - Last post by CatPanda - August 6, 2012

10.5 & 13.8 culture lesson 'nomenclature'

In lessons 10.5 & 13.8 it seems as if the words sonkeigo, kenjougo & teineigo have been completely avoided. Personally I think it would be better to introduce them. These terms are very widely used in other books, web articles on Japanese grammar ...

2 replies - Last post by Hnrutt - August 6, 2012

Lesson 6.10; use of 'Dictionary form'.

In Culture lesson 6.10 it refers to hanaseru as the 'dictionary form'. But surely the dictionary form is hanasu. Hanaseru is the positive potential plain form isnt it? Although in a way its a technicality, to extend to other verbs its not the 'dictioary ...

7 replies - Last post by Hnrutt - July 30, 2012

Lesson 10.3 audio/script miss match.

In the 'My Level' 'test' for lesson 10.3 the audio and the script/translation are frequently incorrectly paired. Some are right, but many are not.

2 replies - Last post by Hnrutt - July 30, 2012

Japanese 6.4 discrepancy.

In lesson 6.4 there is a discrepancy between the conversation in the lesson audio and in the conversation audio. In the lesson audio they say and explain....shitai desu. Which is fine. But in the conversation audio it is ......shitakkata desu. Its not exp...

3 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - July 6, 2012

Lesson 4.4 typo?

In lesson 4.4 it has .....kakko ii.... Should this be kakkou ii....? 格好 ?

2 replies - Last post by Hnrutt - July 6, 2012

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