When to use wenn, wann and als

Last week we discussed when we use the conjunctions “wenn” and “ob” in their meaning of “if”. In the introduction to the post we also saw that “wenn” can also mean “when”. This is another place where German presents some difficulty.

In German there are three words for the English “when”: wenn, als, wann. And while all three can mean “when”, they are used in different situations. Let’s take a look at these three words and when we use them.

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  1. […] simpler from a logical perspective than in English. You use it on both sides of an “if (wenn) […]

  2. […] good idea of how you can apply these. The “as if” is built using “als ob”. Read more about als here. In some cases you can also use “als […]

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