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Points In Time In German Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

points in time

Guten Tag! Today we’re going to look at how to talk about different points in time in German. We’ve looked previously at how to tell the time – see this tag for lots of posts on that subject! – but what if you want to talk about something that happened yesterday, last week, or one…

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Time in Germany: How Did We Get Here? Posted by on May 21, 2020

We’ve written many posts on how to tell time in German. However, we’ve never discussed how we got there! How is it that in the United States, you say 4 pm, and in Germany, you’d say sechzehn Uhr (sixteen hours)? Why is this referred to as military time in the US and just… time in German? It…

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German Quiz in Food, Hobbies and Time Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

Hello, this month I’ve decided to challenge you with a quiz. I couldn’t decide which topic so I’ve picked out a few from my old posts, if you want to brush up on your German knowledge before you take the quiz then you can find them here, here and here. If you want to share…

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Around the clock – Talking about time in German Posted by on Nov 11, 2010

Germans are said to be always on time. That is not entirely true. Of course, we Germans are also late from time to time. But it is true that we might handle things differently when it comes to talking about the time and being punctual. But before I talk about that, let’s have a look…

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