GERM 1100 Lecture 8: Days of the Week and Weather

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GERM 1100
Lecture 8: Days of the Week and Weather
Days of the Week (Worchentag – e)
In combined words like Worchentag, the las word determines the gender of the entire
word
So Worchentag is masculine because the gender of Tag is male
Montag – Monday
Dienstag – Tuesday
Mittwoch – Wednesday
A trick to remember Wednesday in German is that Mittwoch literally translates to
mid-week
Donnerstag – Thursday
Freitag – Friday
Samstag – Saturday
Sonntag – Sunday
A trick to remember Sunday in German is that Sonne means sun and so
Sunday/Sonntag is the day the sun/ Sonne shines
Tag – Day
gestern – yesterday
Question: Welche tag ist heute? – What day is it today?
Answer: Heute ist… - Today is…
Weather (das Wetter)
Question: Wie ist das Wetter heute? – What is the weather today?
Answers:
Es ist heute Sonnig. – It is sunny today.
Die sonne sheint. – The sun is shining.
Es ist heute wolkig/ bewölkt. – It is cloudy today.
Heute es ist bedeckt. – Today it is covered.
Heute regnet es. – Today it is rainy.
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