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Error converting the time to 24 hour format

After learning some basic numbers, I’m trying to lean how to say what time it is in German with this video. As explained, the first way to tell the time is for Radio & Fernsehen (radio & ...
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Zeitdauern in Synthesevorschriften mit "für" oder ohne?

Ich bin gebeten worden, eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit zu korrigieren, in der regelmäßig Zeitdauern im Rahmen von Synthesevorschriften angegeben sind. Die Autorin schreibt z. B. Dabei wird zunächst ...
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Zum ersten Mal : time phrase or manner phrase [closed]

What is the type of this phrase: zum ersten Mal Is it at time phrase or a manner phrase? I just want to know the order of such an expression, because of the rule that time comes first, then manner, ...
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Rookie Question About “Time”

Ok so my German comes from Pennsylvania, USA and filtered through a Swiss mother who tried to teach us Berlinerisch or High German in a state that spoke Pennsylvania Dutch (to me more of a mix of ...
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Why the time is expressed differently than in English?

I have compared some colloquial ways in different languages of saying time and what surprised me, is that there are differences between English and German, even though they are from the same language ...
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What does "vor" mean?

What does vor in for example Viertel vor eins mean? Is it before, or is it to?
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Es + sind for time

I came across this case, which isn't an "unpersönliches Es" because you can't omit it when changing the sentence structure. Mit dem Auto sind es nur 15 Minuten nach Innsbruck. What's the ...
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"nächsten Monat" vs. "nächster Monat"

I know that the accusative case is used in time expressions, for example: Mein Urlaub beginnt nächsten Monat. What I'm confused about is the following sentence: Das Ablaufdatum für deinen Ausweis ...
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Termin vorschlagen: "...außer 12 Uhr bis 13 Uhr"

I got an interview invitation . In email they ask what time is suitable for me. 1. How to politely response to this invitation and give time slots I am free? Version A Für das persönliche Gespräch ...
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Do we have to say "Uhr" when we give the time?

I just can't tell if it's dropped because it's a list of how to say different times and the creator of it just didn't care, or if that's actually fine when providing the time. Question: Wie spät ist ...
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Why does "seit langem" take a masculine/neuter ending?

Why not "seit langer" instead, since the phrase seems to imply "seit langer Zeit"? What's the underlying noun that makes lange take an -m, or is there something else going on?
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Sollte man "vor" oder "bis" benutzen, wenn man über Zeit spricht?

Ich will auf Deutsch den Satz " it is quarter till seven" sagen. Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob "vor" oder "bis" besser dem Wort "till" auf Englisch entsprechen. ...
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Zeitform für weiterhin gültige Aussagen in ansonsten vergangenen Aussagen

Situation: In einer in der Vergangenheit geschriebenen (fiktiven oder realen) Geschichte oder Abhandlung kommt eine Aussage vor, die in der Realität weiterhin nachprüfbar korrekt und nicht vergänglich ...
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How to write date at the end of a CV?

At the end of a CV, do we write: Musterort, der 25.08.2021 Or: Musterort, den 25.08.2021 Or are both acceptable?
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Why is it "die Neunziger" and not "die Neunzigen"? [duplicate]

When referring to the nineties (or decades in general), we say: Die neunziger Jahre Die Neunzigerjahre Die Neunziger My question is, where did the "er" come from? If the "neunzig"...
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What does "Gesehen PM40 Mittwoch" mean? [closed]

I changed my iPhone language to German (Österreicher) recently because I want to learn as fast as possible and surround myself with the language. I noticed that in the Instagram DMs, under a person's ...
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"neunzehnhunderzwölf" oder "neunzehnhundert zwölf"?

zB haben wir das Jahr 1912. Wie schreibt man das? "neunzehnhunderzwölf" oder "neunzehnhundert zwölf"?
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German equivalent to "same as last time" for making appointments

In English, when scheduling a meeting or deciding when to meet with someone, one often says "same as last time". For example: At what time should we go jogging tomorrow? - Same as last time,...
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Can "vorhin" be used instead of "von vorhin" in this sentence?

Reading this sentence in chapter 16 of Peter Stamm's novel "Die sanfte Gleichgültigkeit der Welt": "Lena ging mir voraus zum Ausgang, wo der Verkäufer von vorhin stand". Is it ...
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"Auf dass" und "damit" Sätze in der Vergangenheit

Ich bin auf folgende Fragestellung gestoßen: Welche Zeitform benutzt man bei einem "auf dass"-Satz, wenn der Hauptsatz im Perfekt oder im Präteritum steht. Hierbei ist es wichtig, dass der ...
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Er wird mich allein gelassen haben

Ein Kollege von mir hat sich über Weihnachten frei genommen, ich bin allerdings arbeiten. In einem Gespräch mit einem anderen Kollegen haben wir uns gerade gefragt, wie man das grammatikalisch korrekt ...
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How to use "ab" with time expressions in German?

As of tomorrow I'll be on vacation for three days. Which one is correct to say? Ab morgen werde ich für drei Tage in Urlaub sein. Ab morgen bin ich in Urlaub für drei Tagen. Thank you.
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How to say "The last time when..." [closed]

I want to say The last time, when I ate in a restaurant, ... Should I use "als"? I can't seem to find any examples of it on the internet, nor any explanation of using when in a relative clause.
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Nächster oder nächste?

My books says: Time expressions go in the accusative. Feminine adjectives without article take the declension -e in the accusative. Then what is going on with "nächster Woche" in the following ...
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How do you give a date interval with diffuse dates?

I'm interested in phrases such as From 2002 till my pension in October 2016 I worked at the company X1 as Y1. and From 2017 till now I am working at the company X2 as Y2. I'm interested in the ...
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Question regarding Präsens (repeated condtions)

In German and also in English people use Präsens to express something that happens regularly right? I have seen something like: "Wir helfen anderen Menschen, die alles verloren haben." but I ...
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Question regarding the general use of Präteritum/Perfekt in German

I have seen people write like this: Bist du der Junge, der meine Tasche gestohlen hat? but also Warst du der Junge, der meine Tasche gestohlen hat? Das war mein Vortrag, vielen Dank für Ihre ...
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Imperfective Aspect in German "not since" constructions

I was recently forced to confess, in German, that I haven't spoken in a while: Ich habe seit sechs Jahren kein Deutsch gesprochen Immediately I realized this was wrong, and felt inclined to say: ...
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Indirekte Rede im Indikativ

Wie ich im Internet und im Buch gelesen habe, benutzt man den Konjunktiv 1 und 2, wenn man das Gesagte wiedergeben will. Ich habe auch gelesen, dass man zum selben Zweck in der gesprochenen Sprache ...
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Accusative with dates? [duplicate]

I was wondering when the accusative is used with dates, and if so, do the ordinal numbers decline like adjectives? E.g. Montag den ersten Januar (acc) ... why not Montag der erste Januar? (nom)
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Translating American time zones to German

Three parts to my question: In Germany, would our American time zones still be referred to as things like Mountain Daylight Time or do other countries have different names for regions but keep ...
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All ways to write tausendmal?

I've got a few songs with the term tausendmal in them. So far I've seen tausendmal, tausend Mal, tausend mal, 1000 mal. I looked on the internet and also found 1000-mal Are all these acceptable and ...
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Zeitreihe: Übersetzung von „Seasonal-Adjustement“ und „Seasonal-Differencing“

Does someone know how to translate the two following technical words into German? "Seasonal-Adjustement" and "Seasonal-Differencing". For more context you might look at Zeitreihenanalyse. When dealing ...
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Difference between “ständig”, “immer noch”, “immer wieder”, “immerwährend”, “immerfort”, “nach wie vor” and “unaufhörlich”

I've been wondering if I can use these interchangeably in German: ständig immer noch immer wieder immerwährend immerfort nach wie vor unaufhörlich They all translate to still, continually, etc. ...
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Position of the time in a sentence

Ich habe mich gestern mit dir getroffen vs Ich habe mich mit dir gestern getroffen. The position of "gestern" is changed. Are both correct? Or time should always be before the objects in german?
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Talking about specific weeks

DE EN ISO 8601 and its local German predecessors define a calendar week, Kalenderwoche, as a specific seven-day span in a certain year. Since the 1970s at least, the calendar week is understood as ...
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When to use viertel vor sechs and when to use drei viertel sechs?

I am a German language beginner. I understand that, in principle, the time 17:45 could be referred to (informally, unofficially) as either "Viertel vor sechs" ("a quarter to six") or "dreiviertel ...
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Time/Date formats in German

I aim to translate an automated system that will provide spoken phrases to callers, including prompts about when a person will be back from an appointment. I don't know German, but I am trying to ...
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Why is "den" used in "am Montag, den 10. August''?

This question also has an answer here (in German): Am Samstag, dem/den It's more logical to me to be "am Montag, dem 10. August" since without specifying Monday, I would say "am 10. August" ...
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This/last/next year/month/week in German

I wonder if "in diesem Jahr" is fully interchangeable with "dieses Jahr" when used as an adverbial modifier of time. And can one also say, "in letztem Jahr" and "letztes Jahr" and "in nächstem Jahr" ...
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Asking the date vs. the day of the week in German

In English, if you ask someone "what date is it?" or "what's the date?", you'll get an answer like "the 20th of September". If you ask "what day is it?", you'll get an answer like "Monday", "Tuesday", ...
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Am Samstag, dem/den

In einem Hueber-Trainer steht Folgendes: Am Samstag, den 23. Mai 2009, findet um 19.00 Uhr bei uns zu Hause ein kleines Geburtstagsfest statt, zu dem ich Sie sehr herzlich einlade. Ich dachte, ...
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How to say "By [year]" in German?

For example: By 2020, there will be a shortage of toilets in Germany. Or: Germany plans to eliminate all landfills by 2020. According to dict.cc and Linguee, there seems to be 3 ways of ...
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How to say "From this date to X"? [closed]

How would you say, for instance; "You may reach me on this number from today until 05.03.2020"?
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Is it grammatically correct to say “In den nächsten zwei Wochen”?

I going through a lot of confusion lately with the articles in the German language. Is it grammatically correct to say “In den nächsten zwei Wochen” instead of “In nächsten zwei Wochen”? What are ...
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German equivalents of “in my first year”

I'm thinking about the sentence In my first year, I lived in an apartment. where I simply mean that my place of residence during my first year (of college) was an apartment. I'm wondering what time ...
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Difference between “inzwischen” and “jetzt”?

Are there any differences between inzwischen and jetzt? For example, when I say: Ich bin vorher krank, aber jetzt nicht. Ich bin vorher krank, aber inzwischen nicht.
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No prepositions for German years?

I wonder how is it possible that we would be able to use this sentence without any preposition or complement while it implies a dative case and we must use a preposition (such as im) or at least a ...
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Datum und Uhrzeit groß schreiben?

Normalerweise schreibt man Daten und Zeiten mit Ziffern. Am 5. Jan. um 9 Uhr. Am 5. Januar um 9.00 Uhr. Am 05.01. um 09:00. Umgangssprachlich kann der Monat (wie das Jahr) und "Uhr" oft ...
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"München, den 1.11.2016" [duplicate]

Angenommen ich schreibe heute eine Bewerbung. Unten müsste ich ja dann das Datum und den Ort hinschreiben. Also wenn ich München wohne zum Beispiel: München, den 1.11.2016 Wieso den und nicht der?...
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