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What is the best format to use when writing out dates?

What format of date is appropriate for different contexts (business, personal) in written German, nowadays? Is it the same as in English?
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How precise is “gegen 8 Uhr”?

I often hear "dann treffen wir uns gegen 8 Uhr irgendwo". How precise is this? Is it ±5 min or ±10 min or does it depend on the situation? Are there other words which means "approximately at eight", ...
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What time does “Vormittag” start and end?

This morning I read someone's message (written at 7am) saying that he likes "den frühen Vormittag". In my opinion 7am in the morning isn't Vormittag yet. Is there a definition for the time span ...
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Questions about telling time

I am having trouble in translating to the German equivalents of these phrases. Any help is appreciated! "Two and a half weeks" -- or any other similar combinations with hours, days, months, years, ...
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Wie drückt man auf Deutsch die Uhrzeit aus?

Wie nennt man auf Deutsch die Uhrzeit? Ich kenne die Varianten viertel nach zwei zwei Uhr fünfzehn viertel drei Gibt es eine offizielle "Zeitsprache"? How do you express the time of day in ...
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Welcher Tag ist der nächste Dienstag?

Keeping in mind that today is Saturday 05/28/2011, a German says Gut. Treffen wir uns also am nächsten Dienstag um acht Uhr. What should you do, so as not to miss the appointment? Wenn ...