Why could the answer not be “good afternoon” why does it have to be “good morning” or “good day”? I thought guten Tag could mean good afternoon?
Guten Tag is "good afternoon" "Good Morning" translates into "Guten Morgen." I am extremely peeved.
Because “guten Tag“ means “good day“ and not “good afternoon“. The latter can only be used between midday (noon) and evening, even though saying “good day“ during that time is not incorrect. Saying “good afternoon before lunch is alway wrong.
oops. I accidentally put in 'Good morning' and was surprised when it marked it correct. Is this sometimes used for good morning?