Lesson 19: Learn How To Say Dates And Months

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Want to learn German or want to learn something quickly you can definitely use in Germany? Learn how to say dates!

These are very useful whether you’re buying a train ticket or making some other reservation – like for a hotel or tour. Understanding these will also help you understand opening hours that can vary by the month and more.

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German Lesson 19: Dates and monthsPin

We are learning these separately across two different videos.

In this first video, we’ll learn the months. Below the video, you’ll find a list of the vocabulary used so you can write it down and practise.

These are very similar to English, so they are very easy to learn.

Vocabulary taught in this lesson:

  • Januar – January
  • Februar – February
  • März – March
  • April – April
  • Mai – May
  • Juni – June
  • Juli – July
  • August – August
  • September – September
  • Oktober – October
  • November – November
  • Dezember – December

Now it’s time for dates. They are a little trickier, but not much. If you haven’t learned the numbers yet, you need to do this first. You can find our lesson for numbers 1-20 here and then up to 100 here.

Watch the following video to learn them.

If you know your numbers, turning them into dates is quite easy:

  • For numbers 1 – 19, add “te” to the end
  • 20 and above, add “ste” to the end
  • Exceptions: 1st – Erste, 3rd – Dritte, 7th – Siebte

Time to practise until you can say these words without thinking 🙂

Want to learn more German? Find the previous lesson here and the next lesson here. You can also find all our lessons here.

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