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"It is October."

Translation:Es ist Oktober.

January 8, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gro_com

Could it be 'Wir haben Oktober'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschenkind

That's possible, but very colloquial and I wouldn't recommend it. Same applies for all dates: time, day, month, year.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

I don't think it's "very colloquial". There's nothing wrong with it. Actually, you'll hear it more often than "Es ist ...".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Menschenkind

'Es ist' is way more formal. In my humble opinion, you hear 'haben' more often, because it's so colloquial. Edit: As an example, imagine a news ancor. 'Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren, es ist zwanzig Uhr. Hier sind die Nachrichten'. In an informal daily usage you might say 'haben', but I wouldn't think that's standard language [Hochdeutsch].


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

I don't think it's very desirable to talk like a newsreader.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gro_com

Duolingo gave me my example two questions before... Thanks for the info.

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