Git is a powerful tool, though it has to be configured first.

Here is a basic ~/.gitconfig file that sets you name, sets up aliases and enables highlighting in git output:

[user]
    name = Dmitrijs Milajevs
    email = dimazest@gmail.com
[color]
    diff = auto
    status = auto
    branch = auto
    ui = auto
    decorate = short
[alias]
    st = status
    ci = commit
    br = branch
    co = checkout
    unstage = reset HEAD --
    last = log -1 HEAD

Now you can type git st instead of git status.