Talking about Time

In this module, we’ll learn all we need about time in German … saying the time of day, using words like yesterday and tomorrow and more “advanced” stuff like before, after, while and so on.

An insightful (or so I hope) introduction about what ways there are to give time information. Courses usually skip this step, but I think it’s crucial to have a bit of background, especially for stuff like vor and bevor.

Learn how to say the time of day. It’s boring but it’s a must have :).

By “names” I don’t only mean the days of the week and the months. The main focus is learning all the words and chunks that refer to a specific point in time directly, like today, tomorrow, last week and so on.

After the specific “names”, we’ll now turn our focus to the more vague words likesoon, later, at some point and so on and see which time frame they refer to and what common traps there are. We’ll start with the future…

… and continue with the past here with lots of useful words like just now, recently, a while ago, earlier and so on.

Now that we’re done with the direct ways to single out a point in time, let’s learn how to pick them in relation to something – with time prepositions. We’ll learn words like since, for, after, before and so on.

Time 5.2 – the rest of the prepositions… shame on me, but this is still pending

And now it’s time for the endboss of talking about time … coordinating two actions. We’ll learn the German words forbefore, after, while and others and see what effect they have on sentence structure.

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