von heute auf morgen

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally: “from today to tomorrow”.

PronunciationEdit

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AdverbEdit

von heute auf morgen

  1. (idiomatic) within a short period of time; overnight; suddenly
    Er hat seine Meinung von heute auf morgen geändert.
    He changed his opinion overnight.

Usage notesEdit

  • As seen in the example sentence, the phrase is generally not changed when referring to the past. While it would be grammatically possible to say von gestern auf heute (literally from yesterday to today), this would imply that the change actually happened, or was made known, on this very day.

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