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Dienstag vergangener Woche in Monaco.

Is that the same as Letzten Dienstag?

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Am Dienstag vergangener Woche

means on the Thursday of last week. While

am letzten Dienstag

means last Thursday. They're very similar but not the same.

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Right, except for Tuesday instead of Thursday. – Robert Dec 31 '13 at 17:35

They mean the same on Mondays and Tuesdays but not so on the other days.

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To clarify: on a Wednesday, it means 8 days ago. On a Monday it means 6 days ago. – Robert Dec 31 '13 at 17:34

Dienstag vergangener Woche is the same as Dienstag letzter Woche

Last week's tuesday

both should not be confused with Letzten Dienstag

Last tuesday

Pay attention, that a German week starts on Monday, not Sunday. So a sentence like Sunday last week might refer to yesterday if said no a Monday.

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