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ger: Das Museum wurde vier Jahre lang umgebaut. eng: It took four years to rebuild the museum. You don't have any information when the museum was rebuild. You just know that work is finished, but you don't know if they finished yesterday or 350 years ago. eng: The museum was rebuilt four years ago. ger: Das Museum wurde vor vier Jahren ...


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Vier Jahre lang answers "for how long?" - In English: for four years.


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Das Museum wurde 4 Jahre lang umgebaut -- it took 4 years to remodel the museum. Eine Angabe mit "lang" ist ein Zeitraum, kein Zeitpunkt (wie es Dein Beispiel (1) nahelegt). Da w├╝rde man statt dessen z.B. "Das Museum wurde vor 4 Jahren umgebaut" sagen.


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As I understand it, it means that the Museum took four years to be rebuilt.


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Vormittag as defined by the normaler Umgang in Bayern means the precise time, when it's too late to say Morgen but yet too early to say Mahlzeit as a greeting.



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