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"That is a Saturday."

Translation:Das ist ein Samstag.

June 21, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lee374561

"Students, there will be a test on April tenth." "Oh, wait... that is a Saturday."

Sounds perfectly fine to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig136066

Native speakers - sagt jemand "Sonnabend"?


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

Native speakers - sagt jemand "Sonnabend"?

Yes. Especially in the north.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laila182399

What even is this sentence


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

A possible scenario.

L: "Die Prüfung findet am 01.07.2017 statt."

S1: "Hey S2, was für ein Tag ist der 01.07?"

S2: "Das ist ein Samstag."

You'll encounter more often an answer like "Der 01.07 ist ein Samstag" (Its male, because 01.07 is connected to "der Tag" and Tag is grammatical male).


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

Warum nicht 'Sonnabend'?


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

Warum nicht 'Sonnabend'?

That's a northern German regionalism. Samstag is the standard word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Craig136066

Agreed, but that doesn't make it incorrect.


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

that doesn't make it incorrect.

There are accepted translations that include the word Sonnabend.

In general, though, the course does not accept regionalisms.

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