"I am on vacation for two months."

Translation:Ich habe zwei Monate Urlaub.

March 25, 2013



I just fixed that. However, please note that "Ich bin für zwei Monate im Urlaub" is more common.

March 25, 2013


Why is it not Monaten, if it's akkusative? :)

October 29, 2013


Since months are plural, the accusative is also Monate.

May 13, 2018


What did you fix? I just typed, "Ich habe Ferien für zwei Monate," and it was considered incorrect.

March 19, 2014


I think she meant to respond to @anbrsi's comment below, which says:

"Why would "Ich bin im Urlaub für zwei Monate" be incorrect?"

August 11, 2014


What is the difference between "Urlaub" and "Ferien"? Why is "Ich habe Ferien für zwei Monate" incorrect?

November 8, 2013


I think they are mostly the same and may be interchangable (I am not 100% sure). In this sentence, I am quite sure you can interchange them.

However, Ferien also gives me the feeling of being about holidays (like school holidays, Easter, Christmas) while ''Urlaub'' feels more like taking a vacation from work. Schulferien are very important in the lives of Germans and even business matters. Feiern means to celebrate and Feiertag is a public holiday. Feierabend is a wonderful German word that means the workday is over, time to be happy :)

March 19, 2014


Ferien is only at school and all other use Urlaub.

November 29, 2015


Ferien is the time off for school children, Urlaub is the time off from work (Urlaub haben), but could also mean to travel somewhere ("in den Urlaub fahren") during this free time (for both, pupils and workers).

November 17, 2015

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One of the differences I came across was that Ferien is plural and Urlaub is singular, much like, "I'm on holidays," as opposed to, "I'm on vacation." I understand that this wouldn't be very helpful for people in the UK who (in my experience) generally don't use the word holiday in the plural. http://www.linguee.de/englisch-deutsch/uebersetzung/vacation.html

I think it's possible that, although they are virtually interchangeable, one would translate, "I'm going on a vacation during my holidays," as "Ich bin auf einem Urlaub fahren während meiner Ferien."

I'd appreciate any feedback on this from someone who knows! ☺

March 20, 2014


I have the same question...

February 26, 2014


how about "ich mache urlaub fur zwei monate"? Is this not acceptable?

April 4, 2013


My dictionary gives two version: Urlaub haben and Urlaub machen.

Urlaub haben is to be on holiday

Urlaub machen is to go on holiday.

This sentence says ''I am on holiday'', where ''am'' is a version of ''to be''. Maybe because of that it needs haben instead of machen??? Just my guess based on this info.

March 19, 2014


Yeah I was wondering that as well. They allowed it when we talked about families...

June 26, 2013


Why would "Ich bin im Urlaub für zwei Monate" be incorrect?

March 25, 2013


why "ich mache Urlaub für 2 Monate" is wrong?

before this sentence, i have just learned:

"Die Familie macht Urlaub. = The family takes a vocation. = The family is on vocation."

May 24, 2014


You can report it.

July 20, 2014


Yes, I was wondering this too.

July 20, 2014


Why isn't this correct " ich bin im Urlaub seit zwei Monate" using ?

March 9, 2014

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By using seit, it means, "I have been on vacation for two months," (past tense instead of present tense).

March 20, 2014



March 31, 2014


The plural of months is monaten not monate. Im confused!

August 22, 2014


I bet this is useless for you by now, but since others might read this comment:

der Monat - singular

die Monate - plural

den Monaten - dative of the plural


November 11, 2016


doesn't : ich habe zwei Monte Urlaub" mean : I have two months of vaction. i.e. Wie lange hast du für Urlaub? feel free to correct any mistakes, I may committed in grammar, spelling or word order... I am just starting to write sentences. Viele Dank

September 23, 2017


"Ich habe zwei Monate Urlaub" is the correct answer.

September 23, 2017


Thank you for the reply. the question is one of translation, not of what is the correct answer. the correct answer is always provided.

September 26, 2017


Why "Ich habe Urlaub für zwei Monate" is considered wrong?

April 22, 2018
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