Welcher Tag der Woche ist heute?

Hi all,

I am very excited about my first post!!! Today I’ll talk about the days of the week. Most of the days in German end with the word “(derTag“, similarly to English, which end with “day”. The German week starts on Monday (am Montag), rather than on Sunday (am Sonntag), as I am used to in Brazil. Each day is shown with its common two-letter abbreviation:

der Montag (Mo) – Monday

der Dienstag (Di) – Tuesday

der Mittwoch (Mi) – Wednesday

der Donnerstag (Do) – Thursday

der Freitag (Fr) – Friday

der Samstag (Sa) – Saturday

der Sonntag (So) – Sunday

Here is how to use the days of the week in sentences in German:

  1. on Monday, on Tuesday, on Wednesday… – am Montag, am Dienstag, am Mittwoch…
  2. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays… – montags, dienstags, mittwochs…
  3. every Monday, every Tuesday, every Wednesday… – jeden Montag, jeden Diestag, jeden Mittwoch
  4. (on) this Monday, (on) this Tuesday, (on) this Wednesday – (am) kommenden Montag, (am) kommenden Dienstag, (am) kommenden Mittwoch…
  5. (on) last Monday, (on) last Tuesday, (on) last Wednesday – (am) letzten Montag, (am) letzten Dienstag, (am) letzten Mittwoch…
  6. the Monday after next – übernächsten Montag
  7. every other Monday – jeden zweiten Montag
  8. Today is Monday – Heute ist Montag
  9. Tomorrow is Tuesday – Morgen ist Dienstag
  10. Yesterday was Sunday – Gestern war Sonntag
  11. Before yesterday was Saturday – Vorgestern war Samstag