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"It is in January."

Translation:Es ist im Januar.

December 8, 2017



Why can't you answer "Wir haben Januar"?


Exactly my answer, some duolingo expert to help?


Second this question! Why?


In German, when talking about seasons and months, you say "in the" (like "in the January, in the April", and also "in the summer" (as in English)). In this case, "in" takes the dative case, and since all seasons and months are masculine, the definite article must be "dem". "in" and "dem" generally contract to become "im", and there you have it: "im Januar" ("in January"), or literally "in the January" -> "in dem Januar" -> "im Januar".


Why can't you say Janner


Yeah! I wrote Jänner and didn't get a happy Duo. I'd hope that Duo English courses allow both cookies and biscuits as options for Keks. I lived in Wien, so I prefer Jänner ... also to drive my N German friends a little nuts.


It there a reason that 'es ist' is used here, but when we said 'IT IS on the 3rd of October' it began with 'wir haben' ?


When might one say, "Es steht im Januar" ? Is this even a correct sentence?

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