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Erst and Schon Adverbs in Deutsch


I am really confused by meaning of the two adverbs in German. Also i don't know where i should use them.

These words are "Erst" and "Schon".

Examples may clarify how and where to use them?

Thanks all!

Aug 21, 2016 7:34 PM
Comments · 1
We use those modifiers a lot and for most learners they are confusing at the beginning. They generally say sth about the speaker's attitude towards the content of the sentence: e.g. Es ist 4 Uhr. = pure information. Es ist erst 4 Uhr. = From my point of view that is rather early. I thought it was later.  So it may imply there is still a lot of time.  Es ist schon 4 Uhr. = It,s pretty late. It might imply sth like Finish your work; or get ready if you don't want to be late - depending on the context, of course.
August 21, 2016
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Azeri, English, German, Persian (Farsi), Turkish
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