Practical German for Fasting

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Welcome to my next blog post based on our ‘Ask Angelika’ shows with practical or useful sentences you might hear or use yourself in certain scenarios.

Today we’re talking about fasting during Lent, Ramadan and in general.

Die Fastenzeit dauert von Aschermittwoch bis Ostern.
Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday to Easter.

Ich esse keine Süßigkeiten/ keine Schokolade/ keine Chips.
I do not eat sweets/ chocolate/ crisps.

Ich trinke keinen Wein/ kein Bier.
I do not drink wine/ beer.

Ramadan dauert 29 Tage und fängt dieses Jahr am 22. März an.
Ramadan lasts 29 days and starts on 22 March this year. (That was in 2023, in 2024 it starts on the 10th March.)

Muslime essen und trinken von Sonnenaufgang bis Sonnenuntergang nichts.
Muslims do not eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset.

Ich mache Intervallfasten.
I do interval fasting.

Ich frühstücke nicht.
I don’t eat breakfast.

Ich esse 16 Stunden nichts.
I don’t eat for 16 hours.

Ich mache alternierendes Fasten.
I’m doing alternate day fasting.

Fastentage und normale Esstage wechseln sich ab.
Fasting days and normal eating days alternate.

Here’s the video where Steven gets to practise saying and translating the sentences:

What can you do with these sentences to remember them?

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