7. Dates


Januar  January
Jänner  January
Februar  February
März  March
April  April
Mai  May
Juni  June
Juli  July
August  August
September  September
Oktober  October
November  November
Dezember  December

Days of the week

Sonntag Sunday
Montag  Monday
Dienstag  Tuesday
Mittwoch  Wednesday
Donnerstag  Thursday
Freitag  Friday
Samstag  Saturday
Sonnabend  Saturday

der 1. August August first, the first of August
am 1. August on the first of August
am Montag on Monday
Montags on Mondays
am Montag, d. 1. August on Monday, the first of August
vom 12. bis (zum) 14. August from the 12th to the 14th of August
Den wievielten haben wir heute? / Welches Datum haben wir heute? What is today’s date?
Heute haben wir den 1. August / Heute ist der 1. August Today is the first of August.
neunzehnhundertzweiundneunzig 1992
die Zwanziger the 20s (a particular decade within a century)
im 20. Jahrhundert in the 20th century
v.Chr. B.C.
n.Chr. A.D.

In German, unlike English, dates don’t always need to be introduced by a preposition:

Ich komme Montag.
I’m coming on Monday.

Sie ist 1985 geboren.
She was born in 1985.


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