• Useful phrases Diary entry
  • HerrSauer
  • 30.06.2020
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Writing a DIARY ENTRY

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First you need to know the structure of a diary entry, then read and use the useful phrases:
  • You write it: Ich-Perspektive
  • Watch out! Past tense!

Element

phrases

The date of that day

1st March 2025
2nd October 2030
3rd May 2010

Greet the diary

Dear diary,
- today I feel great \ bad \ terrible \ awesome \ lonely \ sad \ ...
- You won't believe what happened to me today ...
- Let me tell you, what happened today...
- Today was a special \ weird day. \ ... the best\worst day of my life.

Event
Tell what happened

Feelings
When it happened


Interact
with the diary

Can you believe it?
Do you remember when ...
What do you think?
What could I have done!?
What should I do now?

Feelings
Now, looking back

All in all it was a great \ awesome \ fantastic \ unbelievable \ bad \ horrible \ terrible \ sad \ ... day

Say bye!

Yours, your name
Until tomorrow, your name
See you, your name

Who was with you?
Where did it happen?
What did you do?
When did it happen?
Today, I went ...
This morning, ...
This afternoon, ...

Past Tense!!

We had so much fun, when ...
I was so excited to ...
I hated it, when ...
I was really annoyed, when ...
I was so nervous, but she ...
I can't believe that ...
I felt terrible\ horrible\ strange\ weird
I was so angry\upset

Present Tense!!

Useful Phrases: Writing a DIARY ENTRY

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Awesome phrases for an awesome diary entry.
Translate them!

Start a sentence with...

English

German

English

German

Hopefully

Lately

Fortunately

Recently

Unfortunately

Incidentally

Luckily

Curiously

Unluckily

Eventually

Thankfully

Anyway, ...

I wonder if ...

At least ...

Speech like phrases

By the way, ...

I imagine that ...

To tell the truth ...

I should have told you that ...

I must tell you ...

I am (not) looking forward to ...

Right now I'm very ...

I am (not) worried about ...

You will never believe it but ...

I expect that ...

I hope that ...

The best bit is ...

To be honest, ...

The best\worst part\bit is ...

Rhetorical questions

English

German

Can you believe that ...

You know what?

Can you imagine it?

Have you ever ...?