Japanese Feedback and Comments

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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

Chat Room?

Konichiwa, i was thinking it is pretty difficult for some people (such as my self) to find some one else who speaks japanese. it might be a good idea to add a chatroom to the website to help people find others to practice what they know. Thanks and ill ...

4 replies - Last post by fifi-- - June 16, 2012

Anybody interested?

Hi I just created this Japanese language guide and I need feedback and Testimonial. I can give you this guide for free. thank you Yoshi

4 replies - Last post by Yoshi-M - June 5, 2012

I have some questions!

What are the following phrases/sentences in Japanese? : 1. "I want to be your friend!" 2. "Do you want to be friends?" 3. "Do you mind if I follow you?" 4. "I don't know very much Japanese yet." 5. "Japan is so cool!" 6. "The Japanese (people) are so coo...

12 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - May 31, 2012

Lesson 3.1, Fuji-san ni nobori masen ka?

In this lesson, Kenny suggests: "Fuji-san ni nobori masen ka?" That sentence is translated as, "Won't you climb up Mt. Fuji?" 1. Given the context, would an equally good translation be, "Won't we climb up Mt. Fuji?" 2. I realize that the translation is...

7 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - May 30, 2012


A while ago, I printed Sayaka's response to someone's question about conjugation. It went through all the verb forms and meanings. (ie, to eat, will eat, should eat, have eaten, etc) Now I can't find it. It would be nice to have this information in one...

1 reply - Last post by Robin88 - May 16, 2012


Hello. I love this program. It's been great fun. I didn't do a lot on it. It's been an off and on thing and each time wasn't very long. I do request a Refund. I know refunds are for within 60 days of purchase and I exceed well pass that amount of time. I,...

2 replies - Last post by Rocket-Languages - April 26, 2012

Save username/password

Hi, I find that my username and password are not saved on the course login screen. Which is unlike the majority of websites. It is a little annoying to be so readily logged out and have to re-enter my full email address and password over and over. For s...

6 replies - Last post by Mariellen-T - March 2, 2012

Tiny errors

There are some flaws is lesson 3.9. 1) In the language section, at the ichidan(1 dan) verbs the TE-form and MASU-form are mixed up. 2) In the writing section, at "Kanji of the day", the kanji characters aren't displayed. I'm currently using firefox 3.6 ...

26 replies - Last post by 2679 - February 28, 2012

Wrting dialogues

Can someone help me with reading and CORRECTING this dialogues? Thank you! (1) すみません、英語が分かりますか。 いいえ、分かりません。日本語が分かりますか。 はい、少し分かります。 あなたはアメリカ人ですか。 はい、私はアメリカ人です。   (2) すみません、日本語が分かりますか。 はい、少し。 あなたはアメリカ人ですか。 はい、私はアメリカ人です。英語が分かりますか。 いいえ、分かりません。  (3) おはようご...

0 replies - Last post by lucvileyn - February 26, 2012

writing lessons

The writing lessons don't appear to be in the right order. The first one is na/ni/nu/ne/no and it introduces it as if you have already done 10 other hiragana. I imagine the first lesson should be a/i/u/e/o. THe second lesson says you have already learned ...

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - February 23, 2012

Why is the dowload button not there?

I would like to download my Japanese lessons to my iTunes but there is no option to dowload the lessons. I looked all around the website and everywhere but I cannot find any download options. The little disc picture with the download on it is not in my le...

15 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - February 23, 2012

Free time?

New problem, lately I haven't been watching like any anime at all. I have also been not doing any Japanese at all... I've been having a lot of homework lately and when I do have free time I end up watching TV instead. Is there anything to help encourage m...

2 replies - Last post by brownielullaby - February 21, 2012

OK here is the thing...

OK here is the thing, I've heard some people have Japanese buddies who help them out with their learning or some people have buddies who are learning with them. I don't have any kind of friends like that, I don't even have any friends who like Japan. Is t...

1 reply - Last post by 2679 - February 21, 2012

Learning the Alphabets

OK I've noticed that ever since I took on learning the two smallest alphabets (Hiragana and Katakana) I've all but completely stopped with all my other Japanese lessons. Is that OK? Should I continue with my other lessons as well as learning the alphabets...

1 reply - Last post by 2679 - February 21, 2012

all "kana" option

こんにちは みんなさん, New to the program, been studying Japanese on and off for the better part of two years. Coming back after a much-too-long hiatus. どぞよろしくおねがいします. So far the program seems pretty good, but I had two quick thoughts. 1) For the interactive aud...

14 replies - Last post by 2679 - February 14, 2012


OK here is my problem, I'm trying to learn Japanese but I seem to be lacking in motivation... the thing is I love Japan and the language and I really want to learn it and I even enjoy learning it, and yet I find myself every day watching dramas and anime ...

2 replies - Last post by brownielullaby - February 6, 2012

Bugs in rocket japanese mega games

Did anyone encounter bugs in the software ? I always get a script error when there is house of gym in mega audio. Besides i found that if next screen has french the software would repeat previous word no matter what it was. Another one that i noticed is...

11 replies - Last post by Daiflu311 - February 3, 2012

Why is the print button not there?

*Hey, i was trying to print one of the lessons and just realized tht the print button is not there. What happened? i was really hoping to print out the lessons.* :| :x :cry: :evil:

9 replies - Last post by 2679 - January 19, 2012

Test not working!

Sorry about this, one of my tests wasn't working, but i just needed to restart my laptop... T__T

0 replies - Last post by Liam-K - January 8, 2012

I'm Back!!! :D

It's been around 2 years or less maybe since I last been on Rocket Japanese. But I'm coming back! :) Unfortunately, my grandmother died this past Thursday December 29, 2011. I talked to her a couple of years ago when I started learning Japanese. Now that ...

2 replies - Last post by r_folsom - January 3, 2012

Self Rehearsel test not working?

I am trying to take the second rehearsel test since I'm completely done studying all of the 2's...well It keeps going back to the first one over and over...I got a 95% on it but it asks me to restart the test and wont lead me to taking any other tests. Do...

6 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - December 22, 2011

Weird quiz questions

This is something i noticed before but this time i am almost 100% sure of it. Sometimes one of the quiz questions is about something you have not learned yet. As example i am currently in "13.6: Even as a~". One of the questions was about the kanji of Mo...

4 replies - Last post by 2679 - November 25, 2011

Kanji help.....?

Hello everyone, I started all my learning later on in life - after schooling, and have always pushed myself to learn complex things in my life, i am an IT proffessional and pick most things up eventually. My Japanese is very mixed up....listening to aud...

14 replies - Last post by Carlos-Z - November 16, 2011

Does this course covers kanji?

I am only at the beginning of stage 2 in the premium packet so excuse me my ignorence but does this cover kanji? I know you got the one section every grammer lesson for 1 or 2 kanji but it seems so little. Does it get more later on or am i going to need f...

5 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - October 30, 2011

PDF converted versions of the course material

Hi there, Can you please tell me, is there a pdf version of the course material, which I can download onto my Ipad? This way, I can learn at anytime and I don't have to worry about having to lose access at any point due to internet issues. I look forwa...

1 reply - Last post by Leong-C - September 30, 2011

Level of competence

Should we totally master each audio session prior to moving on to another?

1 reply - Last post by 2679 - September 4, 2011


is sushi good? i havent had it before, also does anyone know of any good foreign exchange programs? :D arigatō gozai mashita

16 replies - Last post by Liam-K - July 22, 2011

Should i keep doing the quizes?

こんにちは. A month or so ago i started doing rocket japanese (chapter 5 atm) and did the quiz every time. however, i noticed that the chapter quizes and even the stage exam got the same questions. I keep getting the feeling that instead of knowing the langua...

2 replies - Last post by Pascal-P - July 6, 2011

Typo in Lesson 2.7

for biiru wo muttsu kudsai. It has mittsu instead of muttsu

0 replies - Last post by 6054 - June 11, 2011

Rocket Japanese Premium review feedback

みんなさん、こんにちは!よろしくおねがいします。 I have completed the first level of the Japanese course. First of all I'd like to say, thank you for an enriching, interesting and worthwhile experience. It has sparked my interest in the language even moreso than when I decided t...

0 replies - Last post by Kayron - June 11, 2011


Hey, just wanted to say hi and i'm new here.. i just (about 10mins ago) brought rocket Japanese and rocket Japanese plus..(i already have French,German and Spanish)...i love rocket languages :) i'm a complete beginner to japanese but one day i hope to go ...

5 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - May 24, 2011

1.0 Greetings questions...

Konnichiwa, I know, it's only the first lesson and I have questions... but I'm really enjoying the program so far. Here are my questions- I notice the Romaji section shows the name first and the phrase second. In the English section it shows the phras...

1 reply - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - May 4, 2011

Course Includes?

I have a very specific reason for wanting to learn Japanese, so, before I pay for premium membership, I am interested in whether the course would include what I require. Learning the pleasantries of every day conversation is good and I like the way the l...

4 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - May 4, 2011

Use of IPad with Safari

When I bought this course it worked perfectly on my Ipad through the IPad Safari browser. I tested it before I bought it since that was a requirement for me. Now all of a sudden the audio portion (which use to play perfectly) now says that it requires Fla...

1 reply - Last post by bruce-librosmedia-com - May 4, 2011

Product Confusion

Hello - I am considering your product, but I am confused as to what to buy. I do want the online version, I have no need for the CDs. I see Premium, Premium Plus, Platinum - I am not sure what I need to order to have access to the entire set of material...

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - May 4, 2011

lesson 2.3

2.3 In for the Night i think it is missing kinda important part of the conversation, if you gonna stay at a hotel it can be good too know how too ask how much for 1 night or 2 and when breakfast time is or if you are more then one person and wish too spli...

5 replies - Last post by 2679 - March 19, 2011

How to say "I am Blind"

Konnichiwa, watashi no namae wa Tatsu desu...:) As a "Blind User", I have been trying to find out how I would say that I am Blind, when first meeting a Japanese person? I am Totally Blind!! domo arigato gozaimasu

2 replies - Last post by Keyatta--2 - February 12, 2011

Hiragana/Romanji/English Dictionary?

Does anyone know a good hiragana/romanji/english dictionary?

5 replies - Last post by keyatta--1 - January 30, 2011

December Updates

Hi Everyone Jason here, the CEO of Rocket Languages. Those that have been with Rocket Languages for a while will have noticed many gradual changes and face-lifts over the last couple of years. Most of these changes have come from suggestions that members...

0 replies - Last post by jason-oxenham-ceo - December 10, 2010

ra, ri, ru, re, ro

Question is regarding lesson 1.6- Romaji and the sounds in the Japanese Language. Hi, I have just listened to the chart of basic Japanese syllables.. and the "ra, ri, ru, re, ro" seems to be pronounced "da, di, du, de, do". Is this c...

4 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - December 8, 2010

Typo in Katakana line in Lesson 1.1 transcript?

Konnichiwa! I've just purchased Rocket Japanese, and have worked my way through all the section 1 material, and was going back (having learned all the hiragana and katakana) and reading the scripts on the hiragana/katakana tabs... and in Lesson 1.1, the ...

4 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - October 18, 2010


Konnichiwa Sayaka-san, Keni-san I was listening to Lesson 1.1 and I noticed Kenny said I am from England as "Igirisu kara ki mashita" Before I had thought "Igirisu" meant "U.K" :s So being Scottish I was wondering can you te...

3 replies - Last post by Sayaka-Matsuura - September 12, 2010

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