German Word Order with Time

In this Beginner German lesson you will learn the German word order rules with time. This lesson will expand upon what we learned last week about telling time in German to show you a bit about how to use these time things in sentences. This includes where to put the time element and some new vocabulary for various time elements.

This lesson is a part of Herr Antrim’s new e-book “Beginner German with Herr Antrim“. Within the e-book, this lesson includes a worksheet and answer key to practice the skills you are about to learn. You will also get access to online flashcards and a whole lot more. Find out more about the e-book here.

German Word Order Basics with Time & Direct Objects

When you put the time element behind the verb, it usually precedes the direct object. You can see that clearly in the following examples.

Ich esse heute Pizza.
I am eating pizza today.

Ich esse morgen eine Bratwurst.
I am eating a bratwurst tomorrow.

Wir sehen heute Abend einen Film.
We are watching a film tonight.

Bringst du morgen früh Kaffee?
Are you bringing coffee tomorrow morning?

Meine Kinder spielen diese Woche Fußball.
My children are playing soccer this week.

Meine Familie reist nächsten Monat nach Chicago.
My family is traveling to Chicago next month.

Mein Bruder trinkt jeden Tag zwei Liter Wasser.
My brother drinks two liters of water every day.

Additional Time Element Vocabulary

in einer Woche – in a week
in einer Stunde – in an hour
in einem Jahr – in a year
in den Ferien – on vacation (during the break)

im Sommer – in the summer
dieses Jahr – this year
jede Woche – every week
am Wochenende – on the weekend
übermorgen – the day after tomorrow

Beginner German with Herr Antrim

Herr Antrim’s new e-book “Beginner German with Herr Antrim“ is your guide to having your first conversation in German. Within the e-book, each lesson includes a worksheet and answer key to practice the skills in that lesson. You will also get access to online flashcards and a whole lot more. Find out more about the e-book here.

Lessons within “Beginner German with Herr Antrim”

  1. Pronunciation
    1. Vowel Pronunciation
    2. Consonant Pronunciation
    3. Consonant Combinations
    4. Pronunciation Practice with Tongue Twisters
  2. Greetings
  3. Farewells
  4. Du vs Ihr vs Sie
  5. What to Say If You Don’t Understand Something in German
  6. das Alphabet
  7. Was macht er? Popular German Verbs Vocabulary Building Exercise
  8. Subject Pronouns & Present Tense Conjugation
    1. German Subject Pronouns
    2. German Present Tense Conjugation
  9. Basic German Questions & Answers
  10. German Question Word Order & Question Words
  11. Describe Yourself in German
  12. Present Tense of “sein”
  13. Present Tense of “haben”
  14. German Family Vocabulary
  15. German Numbers 1-100
  16. Time Word Order in German
  17. Reading & Writing Dates in German
  18. German Word Order Basics
  19. Shopping Vocabulary in German
  20. Your First German Conversation
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