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    Einheit 2.6 (online)

    Uhrzeit

    In German, there are two ways to ask: What time is it? Wie spät ist es? or Wie viel Uhr ist es?

    Usually, we express time in colloquial terms, just like in English, using a 12-hour clock.
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    Es ist Viertel vor sechs. Es ist zehn nach eins. Es ist halb sieben.

    (* You cannot use colloquial (inofficial) time with the 24-hour clock)

    For some situations (train schedules, time announcements, programs, etc.), the 24-hour clock is used for formal (or official) time telling. You also need to include the word Uhr between the hour and the minutes.

    17:45 Es ist siebzehn Uhr fünfundvierzig. 13:10 Es ist dreizehn Uhr zehn. 18:30 Es ist achtzehn Uhr dreißig.

     

    In order to avoid confusion about the time of day, you could add the following adverbs of time which refer to different parts of the day:

    morgens:  in the morning                               nachmittags: in the afternoon

    vormittags: in the morning                            abends: in the evening

    mittags: around noon                                     nachts: at night

    For example:

    clock-1300646_1280.png Es ist zehn nach zehn abends. clock-559963_1280.png Es ist Viertel nach zwölf mittags.

    This is particularly handy when you ask when an event is taking place or when you are meeting with someone and you need to be sure of the time, for example:

    Wann ist der Deutschkurs? – Um 9 Uhr morgens. When is German class? – At 9am.
    Wann treffen wir uns? – Um 4 Uhr nachmittags. When do we meet? – At 4pm.

    Notice that you have to include “um” in front of the time in your answer.

     

    Similarly, when you indicate a specific day, you have to use “am” in front of the day:

    Wann hast du Chemie? – Am Montag.

    Was hast du am Dienstag? – Am Dienstag habe ich Biologie.

     

    If you want to express a duration of time, you need to say: von … bis”

    Mein Deutschkurs ist von 11-12 Uhr.

     

    When you talk about months or seasons, you use the word “im”:

    Wann hast du Geburtstag? – Im April.

    Wann ist das Wetter schön? – Im Sommer.

    Im Herbst ist es oft windig und im Winter ist es kalt.

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    light-bulb-2223050_1280.png Grammatik

    Word Order in Statements and Questions

    Please work through the following presentation to learn about word order in statements and questions:

    Word Order in Statements and Questions

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    link-4088190_1280-e1595714950247.png Wortschatz in Quizlet:

    Wochentage

    Uhrzeit

    Fragewörter

     

    check-mark-corrected.pngWas wissen Sie jetzt? Klicken Sie hier für Quiz 2.6.


    Extra Practice (optional):

    play-1073616_1280-300x300.pngVideo Serie – Nicos Weg
    Click on the link and watch the video. Then click on “start” under the video and do the exercises.

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