"Oktober ist schön."

Translation:October is beautiful.

March 14, 2013



Why do November and Mai take articles, but not Oktober?

March 14, 2013


I'm also confused. See wiki: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktober The "Oktober" do have article before it. O_O

May 8, 2013


How do you know if schön is supposed to mean pretty or beautiful?

Actually, now that I think about it, I'm not sure what the differences are between the two in English!

July 6, 2013


They are two different adjectives

Beautiful = schön

Pretty = hübsch

September 23, 2013


Correct, but can't schön also mean pretty? (although, I'll most likely just use 'hübsch' anyway)

July 25, 2014


Yes, it can :) Both are quite interchangeable in that regard, but you would, for example, not describe October as "hübsch" because that... sounds weird. I don't really know how to explain this. I think hübsch is mainly for concrete things, eg people, buildings etc... but for abstract things, like the weather or the time of the year, schön is more appropriate. I hope that helps to clarify a bit :D

August 13, 2014


Vielen dank!! :)

August 14, 2014


Beautiful tends to mean more than 'pretty'.

July 25, 2014


"Oh, suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
You cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather."

December 14, 2015

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"When comrades seek sweet country haunts, By twos and twos together, And count like misers, hour by hour, October's bright blue weather."

(Helen Hunt Jackson) ❤

October 20, 2016


Is it any rule to add "der" before months in German? I've seen a very similar example with another month and with "der"... Help please?

January 31, 2015


Especially if you are in Munich at the time

May 1, 2015


Not quite that good. Even that is called "Oktoberfest", it is celebrated in September, with only a few days taking place in October. For example, this year Oktoberfest is celebrated from the 19th of September until the 4th of October.

May 6, 2015


Weck mich Ende September auf

August 6, 2017


Der Oktober !!!! this is not correct!

May 23, 2013


It should be, because October is an object (basically in German)

July 25, 2014


why I can't use October is pretty good? Why does it have to be October is pretty? Can't it be a pretty good month?

July 28, 2013


It can be a pretty good month. Thing is that's not what the phrase in German says. In your phrase, the word 'pretty' is functioning as an adverb modifying the adjective 'good'. In the phrase given in German, the adjective is 'schön' (pretty, or beautiful), so you have to translate it into an adjective in English. And there's no adverb in the example in German.

One more little detail: The meaning is not the same :)

July 31, 2013


Mein Monat :)

November 5, 2015


Not that I've ever actually seen it...

June 21, 2016


Das ist richtig, das ist mein Geburstag monat \o/

September 28, 2016


you'd better say: "Das ist richtig, das ist mein Geburtsmonat." or "Das ist richtig, das ist mein Geburtstagsmonat."

May 14, 2019


I agree -October is beautiful!

May 22, 2017


I use duolingo on my tablet but I can't use any umlauts so my answers are often wrong. How can I overcome this?

February 5, 2018


You put an "e" after the letter with the umlaut you want to type.

For example:

ä = ae

ö = oe

ü = ue

Also, the "sharp s" (ß) can be written as a double s, i.e. -

ß = ss

May 11, 2019


Why is this now suddenly 'Oktober ist...' instead of 'Der Oktober ist...'?

January 4, 2019
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