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Telling Time in German

Here you will learn how to tell time in German and how to pronounce common words and phrases related to time. This lesson, provided by, is part of our free online German course.

Now let's study how to say in German What time is it? and how to answer if you are asked by someone the time. The pronunciation tips are found on the third column.

English German Pronunciation
What time is it, please? Wieviel Uhr ist es, bitte? vee-feel ooer ist es, bih-tay
What time is it? Wie spät ist es? vee shpayt ist es
it's one o'clock Es ist ein Uhr es ist eyen ooer
it's two o'clock Es ist zwei Uhr es ist tsveye ooer
it's three o'clock Es ist drei Uhr es ist drigh ooer
it's four o'clock Es ist vier Uhr es ist feer ooer
it's five o'clock Es ist fünf Uhr es ist fiewnf ooer
it's six o'clock Es ist sechs Uhr es ist zeks ooer
it's seven o'clock Es ist sieben Uhr es ist zee-ben ooer
it's eight o'clock Es ist acht Uhr es ist akt ooer
it's nine o'clock Es ist neun Uhr es ist noyn ooer
it's ten o'clock Es ist zehn Uhr es ist tsen ooer
it's eleven o'clock Es ist elf Uhr es ist elf ooer
it's twelve o'clock Es ist zwölf Uhr es ist tsvurlf ooer
it's nine fifteen Es ist Viertel nach neun es ist feer-tel nakh noyn
it's half past nine Es ist halb neun es ist halb noyn
it's nine forty-five Es ist Viertel vor neun es ist fee-ertel for noyn
it's nine forty-five Ist neun Uhr fünfundvierzig ist noyn ooher fuunf-oond-fee-er-tsik

How to say minutes / hours / days / months / years in the German language? In the table below you will learn how to say minutes / hours / days / months / years in German.

English German Pronunciation
minute / minutes minute / minuten minoo-tay / minoo-ten
hour / hours stunde / stunden shtoo-nday / shtoo-nden
day / days tag / tage tak / tah-ker
month / months monat / monate moh-naht / moh-nahtay
year / years jahr / jahre yaar / yaaray
German Phrases and Vocabulary about Time

If you want to improve your German vocabulary with some common words about time, then we recommend you to study carefully the following table.

English German Pronunciation
morning morgen morhken
afternoon nachmittag nakh-me-tahk
evening abend abant
night nacht nakht
in the evening am Abend am abant
A.M vormittags foah-mee-taks
P.M nachmittags nah-mee-taks
It's nine o'clock A.M Es ist neun Uhr vormittags es ist noyn ooer foah-mee-taks
It's nine o'clock P.M Es ist neun Uhr nachmittags es ist noyn ooer nah-mee-taks

Important! Because some German sounds are not found in English we have tried to come up with something that sounds similar, for this reason the pronunciation tips from above are simply informational and does not offer any guarantee.

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