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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

My German happy ending

Soo hi all... I've been on Duolingo for a few years, with very big breaks in between. It all started because of my love for the German language and I really did learn quite a lot on here. Now I want to try my luck at an Erasmus application for Germany and I hired a tutor to help me take the exams of Goethe Institut.

So the reason I'm writing this is that we had a sort of mock exam today for the B2 level and after three hours of answering German exam parts non-stop it seems that I would pass with flying colors, even the oral exam, which has been like my biggest fear because I learnt alone. So the plan is that I pass this one in January and then take the C1 exam in June or next September.

I'm happy and proud of myself, it's been a bumpy ride and I know it will still be hard sometimes, but the bottom line is, if you want to learn a language or any other thing, nothing can get in your way, and I wish from the bottom of my heart that all of you have felt or will sometime in the future feel as happy and fulfilled as I do myself.

Thanks for reading this and have a great day.

September 22, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vabelie

You have every reason to be not only happy but proud. I wish you pass your exams and get this Erasmus, for more pride and pleasure. This is all but an ending, it's a glorious beginning!

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Thank you so much! It does feel like an ending after 8 years of trying to learn, but yeah, it's much more of a beginning!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vabelie

End of chapter so ;) Off to the next!

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

You seem like a wise person. Are you in the need to practice any of the languages you're learning?

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/28931370

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/0gik1

Wow, you studied German with Duolingo and it allows you to pass B2 exam? Very impressive. Far better than I thought it would be.

Good luck with your application.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmberjackCZ

I am pretty sure there were additional resources utilized in Arixandrian learning... I don't think Duolingo alone is enough, although it is a great starter motivating you to go further.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Exactly, I don't know whether Duolingo alone would be enough, I did use more resources like websites, books etc. , especially when it comes to grammar, but it does help a lot and it does set you off on a path.

Thanks a lot 0gik1!!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

In theory, what level does completion of the German tree correspond to?

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Duolingo says B1. I think you need more listening comprehension for B1, but almost all the grammar is more or less there.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

When you say B1, do you mean completed B1 or just completed A2?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

The CEFER rating systems are generally given if you qualify for that level, until you qualify for the next. If you check what B1 says Here it describes the skills of someone who says B1. :)

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FredGold

life is too short for german grammar ;~)

es ist nicht fur auslandres..!

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yannik616146

Haha you're getting there :D Es ist nichts für Ausländer* Keep trying I'm sure you can do it :vv

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoges.110

Das is nicht wahr! All Ausländern sollen 12 Student pro Tag Deutsch studieren. Es ist besser als military service, anyway...Though maybe the neurological counterpart. ❛¿❛)

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Arixandrian, I am so happy for you! And also, I really like when people share their journies. I hope that your future is amazing. And filled with German!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Thanks so much, I do wish the same for your learning endeavours!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaaraf

CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK AT YOUR NEXT EXAMS .. I'M REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU

September 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Thank you!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dinoma77

@Arixandrian: Herzliche Gratulation zu Deinem persönlichen Lernerfolg durch Duolingo! Es freut mich zu lesen, dass Duolingo so viel leisten kann in der Sprachförderung. Willkommen im deutschen Sprachraum! LG Dinoma77

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Danke! Duolingo ist wirklich sehr hilfreich!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isi684652

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, das ist ja fantastisch! Ich wünsche Dir viel Erfolg bei Deiner Bewerbung für Dein Erasmusjahr (oder -semester)!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Danke! Ich hoffe es zu schaffen!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lavachequiri

Thanks for writing this hearty passage with that much experience in learning languages especially the german one. Thank you so much

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

You're most welcome, I wish you good luck with your learning too!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karma388702

Congratulations, I am proud of you, and Im pretty sure everyone who reads this is also very proud. They should be, Im 100% sure you are a mazing person inside and out!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hilde977299

That sounds really great! Thanks for sharing that. And because of your level of German I would like to encourage you to write in German here too - as a part of practise : ) Also, ich freue mich darauf. Viele Grüße Hildegard

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Danke Hildegard, das ist sehr nett! Ich versuche, Deutsch zu schreiben!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/red2121

Oh wow! Congratulations! I Hope one day to feel as proud of myself as you feel right now. Enjoy the feeling, you earned it!!! LG

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

I do wish you the best! Thank you!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel_Tsay

Congrats, it's really inspiring for beginner like me to keep going on learning German!

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KohlMagness

I have so much trouble learning sentence structure and grammar, it's my biggest problem. I really want to become fluent in Deutsch because of my family and heritage, do you have any tips for learning the complex grammar?

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankLemke1

Live a few months in Germany

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xanxan.Rahn

Good job!

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/waleedalbaker

Thank you Arixandrian, that was very motivational, i just started learning German and really excited about it, but i would like to ask you how long did it take from you to reach level B2 with Duolingo?

Finally, I wish you all the best in your life :)

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edsanosian-II

Good luck :)

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Thank you!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dlhgl

Congratulation and good luck with your plans!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Thank you, good luck to you too, I can see a lot of language learning going on!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pboGiDjx

Congrats for your achievement :)

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arixandrian

Thank you!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dumark53

Congratulations. What I like about Duolingo is in fact that it trains your ear!

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flavius728107

Well done! Just be careful about telling people you got a happy ending ;)

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Galaxy582

Congrats! I hope I get to that point in German and Spanish one day.

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

How much of your knowledge of German is attributable to DuoLingo?

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaisinCookie

Yay!!!! I've been learning French for 3 years and I still kind of suck at it.... Any tips? Lol

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

Congratulations!! That is wonderful.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laura_Language1

that's so good! have you got any tips on learning german or language?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YoussefLeo

I love this! Congratulations.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BiologicalLang

Wow, I also have similar goals (doing c1 and c2 exams).

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Strandfund

Großartig!

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnneSomers3

I’m really pleased for you! Plus you have inspired me to push myself harder!

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaLeMaN_30

congratulations :) it is very nice to hear that. :) bravo !

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saharhjr

I wish you all the best my friend

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sea-mist

congrats. best luck

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YOURFRIEND...

Good luck!

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MitchelFlo2

cool

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ImTiredRightNow

I cri 4 you.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael-Earls

Last time i took a German test, I was placed at the beginning of B2, and so I decided that is good enough for me, now I am starting to focus on French.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

Did you do that with Duolingo alone? Is that where completing Duolingo is supposed to place a student?

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tears_for_Fears

Just curious, did you reach B2 level in German on Duolingo alone, with previous knowledge or with multiple sources?

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Guy427892

thanks! best regards!

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoHO1exw

Super gemacht; herzlichen Glückwunsch! Möchtest du auch in den anderen Sprachen, die du lernst, einen solchen Erfolg erleben? Hals- und Beinbruch für dein Erasmusjahr (ich hoffe allerdings, dass du diesen Ausdruck bereits kennengelernt hast, sonst könntest du ihn als beleidigend auffassen, wo doch etwas total anderes gemeint wird ;).

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

lol even i'm from goethe institut india ! i learnt german in school and wrote A1 exam in german in goethe institut after that i discountinued it !

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

Why did you discontinue Goethe Institut?

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

cause i didn't get time for it , i had a very busy schedule , but now i'm trying to go there , but i have to do A1 again , they said that if we complete the whole course then only my certificate will be valid !

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

I see. I had supposed it was because you believed that the Goethe classes weren't all that helpful compared to Duolingo.

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

duolingo sometimes has wrong meanings for some words except that it's good lol tomorrow i have my french exam ! i'm learning french in school so ! yeah it's totally hard than german , it's just easy peasy !

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NezirSpanca

Congrats man all the best with your Erasmus program.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guffodelleneve

Ich gratuliere dir, und freue mich über deinen Erfolg.

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fjaguero

Thank you for sharing your inspiring story!

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

Wunderbar ! great job i hope you will progress more in C1 and C2 ! By the way how was you B2 level speaking test it's hard to speak infront of them! I was totally scared in my A1 test but i did wel i got 44 out of 50 i lost my marks in listening test !

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregMorgan9

Congrats buddy, Can you please share other resources you used and how long it took for you to reach B2?

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

Are you saying a 232-day steak is not enough to get to B2?

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lyd.monkey

Awesome!

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SanmatiVar

Thank you.Its inspiring.

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichalCibu2

hallo

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p2atY6Zh

Good luck

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BestKiwi

Congrats

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/canyener

Congrats! I am happy for you. I should ask though, did you learn German mostly using Duolingo? Or did you go to a German course at the same time? I wonder, is Duolingo enough to get B1 or B2?

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

actually according to me duolingo is kind of wrong ! like some words have wrong meanings i found the same mistake in french too ! on duolingo you can spend time but for the courses you don't get time , they make us practice alot , cause i did A1 level in the same institute in india so it's kind of hard to manage time !

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

What do you mean by this sentence? "on duolingo you can spend time but for the courses you don't have time , they make us practice a lot"

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

lol i wanted to say that when you go to the institute there they will make you practice alot and you won't get time for duolingo at all cause the institute will take classes till evening so you will be already tired , because of which you won't be able to practice on duolingo !

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas328056

Could you elaborate on how you learned speaking and listening alone?

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

Goethe institute will give some listening and speaking exercises like for speaking they will put some cards in front of us we have to pick one and see what the word is and form a sentence .For other levels it's different ! for listening exercises the audio will be so fast you won't be able to understand anything , seriously you have to concentrate a lot in listening !

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vennela97

it's different in duolingo , duolingo only teaches you the basics not the whole german language !

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KylerWoods

NO.

October 2, 2018
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