FAQs for learning about the months in German

1. Are months in German capitalized?

Germans always capitalize nouns - months and seasons are no different.

2. How do you abbreviate months in German?

According to the Duden (Germany’s official language guide), you can abbreviate months using the following versions. However, keep in mind that the months of March (März) and May (Mai) are not supposed to be abbreviated.


Songs that will help you learn the months in German

YouTube is a great place for learning every imaginable skill possible. Unsurprisingly, there are endless useful resources available for learning German as well!

Die Jahresuhr

One of the best songs to learn German months is the classical children's song Die Jahresuhr sung by the famous German artist Rolf Zuckowski. The song aims at teaching young German kids the different months of the year but is just as useful for foreign learners. There are lyrics in the video which make all parts of the song very easy to follow.


Are you looking for a song to help with the seasons in German? Then the Jahreszeitenlied is just right for you. It was created by a German YouTube Channel focusing on educating children and offering on-screen lyrics and easy-to-understand pronunciation.

How to use the German months in everyday conversation

GermanEnglish meaning
Im Dezember gibt es Geschenke!We get presents in December!
Mein Geburtstag ist im Januar.My birthday is in January.
Im August gehe ich gern ins Schwimmbad.I like to go to the swimming pool in August.
Im März geht der Frühling los.March marks the beginning of spring.
Im November ist es kalt und oft sehr dunkel.During November it’s often cold and dark outside.
Die Osterferien sind im April.Easter holidays take place in April.
Im Mai wird es das erste Mal warm in Deutschland.May is the first time of the year when the weather gets nice and warm in Germany.
Viele Menschen lieben die Sommermonate Juni, Juli und August.Many people love the summer months June, July, and August.
Im März blühen in Deutschland die ersten Blumen.During March the first flowers are blooming in Germany.
Jeden Februar machen wir Urlaub in Österreich, um Ski zu fahren.Every year in February we take a vacation in Austria to go skiing.

Now, what next?

Learning how to say the months of the year in German is a terrific first step for you to take if you’re only beginning to learn this awesome language.

The German phonetic spelling will help you practice your pronunciation. Make sure not to miss out on the YouTube videos! They're perfect for getting a feeling for pronunciation while at the same time having fun. They're also perfect for learning with kids. So, if you have kids, watch them together as a family.

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