Days of the Week in GermanFree Vocabulary List

German Vocabulary

01.07.2022

Learning the days of the week in German is easy. Unlike with other German vocabulary lists, this list here is pretty short and there won't be any new days added to the week anytime soon.

When you're done, you might want to check out our list on the months of the year in German, or if you're into something slightly more difficult, check out the numbers and then right after have a look at our post on how to tell the time in German.

German Days of the Week

If you already speak English, learning the days of the week in German is a breeze. While there are not too many German-English cognates in this list, there are enough similarities to help you remember:

GermanEnglish
MontagMonday
DienstagTuesday
MittwochWednesday
DonnerstagThursday
FreitagFriday
SamstagSaturday
SonntagSunday
🪐A little history

The names for the days of the week in German, like those in many other languages, are derived from the names of celestial bodies and deities. The first and last day of the week "Montag" & "Sonntag", for example, are derived from the Old High German "Monatag" ("moon day") and "Sunnuntag" ("sun day").

Weekday, Weekend & Holiday

Since this list is so short, we might as well have a look at words like weekday, weekend and the German word for holiday:

GermanEnglish
der Wochentagweekday
unter der Wocheduring the week
das Wochenendeweekend
der Feiertag(public) holiday

German Days of the Week in a Sentence

If you're interested in how to form sentences using the days of the week, we've compiled a short list of useful phrases you might want to use to express reoccurring events or simply talk about your week.

On Monday ...

GermanEnglish
Montags ...Mondays / on Monday
Dienstags ...Tuesdays / on Tuesday
Mittwochs ...Wednesdays / on Wednesday

Every Monday ...

GermanEnglish
Jeden Montag ...every Monday
Jeden Dienstag ...every Tuesday
Jeden Mittwoch ...every Wednesday

Last Monday ...

GermanEnglish
Letzten Montag ...Last Monday ...
Letzten Dienstag ...Last Tuesday ...
Letzten Mittwoch ...Last Wednesday ...

Next Monday ...

GermanEnglish
Nächsten Donnerstag ...Next Thursday ...
Nächsten Freitag ...Next Friday ...
Nächsten Samstag ...Next Saturday ...
Nächsten Sonntag ...Next Sunday ...

This Monday ...

GermanEnglish
Diesen Donnerstag ...This Thursday ...
Diesen Freitag ...This Friday ...
Diesen Samstag ...This Saturday ...
Diesen Sonntag ...This Sunday ...
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