You meet a group of people and don't know how to introduce yourself in German? And you want learn how to pronounce German correctly? We have solved your problem! Besides "Wie heißt du?" and ""Ich heiße ..." there are many others ways. But you do not always know when and how to introduce yourself in German and ask for the name? Our overview with interesting videos and sound recordings will help you to quickly understand the difference between formal and informal. In this way you will learn to introduce yourself. n addition, our free e-book provides you with all the information you need.

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You meet a group of people and don't know how to introduce yourself in German? And you want learn how to pronounce German correctly? We have solved your problem! Besides "Wie heißt du?" and ""Ich heiße ..." there are many others ways. But you do not always know when and how to introduce yourself in German and ask for the name? Our overview with interesting videos and sound recordings will help you to quickly understand the difference between formal and informal. In this way you will learn to introduce yourself. n addition, our free e-book provides you with all the information you need.


To ask someone 'what is your name?' in German you would say: "Wie heißt du?" - the "wie" means 'how' - "heißt" comes from "heißen" - which means 'to be called'- and "du" you means 'you'- so it literally means 'how are you called': "Wie heißt du?" And there is a special letter which is called "ß" in German. Just remember for now it is pronounced like 'ss'. A valid answer to the question would be: "Ich heiße Anja." or "Ich bin Anja." - 'I am Anja'.


There is one more way to ask someone for their name: "Wer bist du?" - "Wer" means 'how' in German - do not confuese it with the english 'where'. "Wer bist du?" means: "Who are you?" "Wer bist du?" "Ich bin Anja."


We have one more way to ask for the name in German: We learnd "Wie heißt du?", "Wer bist du?" and the last one is "Wie ist dein Name?". "Wie" means 'how', "ist" 'is' is "dein" is 'your' and "Name" is 'name'. And you could say "Mein Name ist Anja" - 'My name is Anja'. This is a polity way Germans don't use often.


Mein Name isns ... - My name ins ...

The best way to start a small talk in German is often to ask about the well-being or the name. But how do you say what is your in German? You can ask: "Ich bin ..." Or “Mein Name isns ..." In German. The rules for addressing people in German tend to be stricter than many other cultures. Learning the following common rules will prevent you from being rude.


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In German there are three particularly frequently used forms of introducing oneself. One of these is "Ich heiße ... ", which means "I am called..." You use it when you want to introduce yourself briefly and talk to a person in a dialogue.


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The form "Ich heiße Frau ..." is used as a formal form to introduce yourself as a woman. If you are a man you would use "Herr". The "Frau" and "Herr" are followed by the surname of the person introducing himself.


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"Wir sind..." can be used to introduce a group of people or even different people. For example, "Wir sind die Klasse 8A." It is used in an informal context.


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"Wir sind Frau und Herr ..." is used when, for example, two people check into a hotel, but only one person wants to introduce several people. After the "Wir sind ..." follow the last names of the persons. The person who speaks their name last.


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"Mein Name ist ..." is often used when you speak in front of a group of people and want to introduce yourself with your first name. An example is " "Hallo zusammen. Mein Name isns ...".


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"Mein Name ist Frau..." is used when you speak in front of a group of people and want to introduce yourself as a woman with your surname. "Frau" is used just for women and "Herr" (Mein Name is Herr ...) for men. An example is: "Guten Tag. Mein Name ist Frau/Herr...".


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"Wir heißen ..." is used when a person wants to introduce several people. After "Wir heißen ..." follow the the first names of the persons. The person who speaks, says their name last and sometimes points their finger at the person they are introducing.


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The presentation "Unsere Namen sind Frau und Herr..." is used in a formal context. After the "Frau (Mrs.)" and "Herr (Mr.)" follow the last names of the persons to be named.


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The formal self-presentation "Wir heißen Frau/Herr ..." is used to introduce different names of persons in a group. One example would be: "Wir heißen Frau Müller und Herr Winter". "Frau" is used for women and "Herr" for men. You can also use the first names: "Wir heißen Frau Vera Müller und Herr Tim Winter."


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The self-presentation "Unsere Namen sind ..." is used and different names of persons of a group are introduced into each other. One example would be: "Unsere Namen sind Marie und Max."


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If you want to introduce yourself simply, you can just say "Ich bin..." and your name. You can also add your last name. In most parts of Germany, first name is said first and then the surname. In the south of Germany, however, it can also happen that the surname is said first and then the first name.


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If you want to introduce yourself formally as a woman, you can say "Ich bin Frau ..." and your last name. AS a man you use "Herr". This is often used by teachers in the first lesson. "Frau" is used for women and "Herr" for men.


Wie heißt ... ? - What is ...?

Do you know how to ask for the name in German? You can ask: "Wie heißt du?" Or “Wie ist dein Name?" In German. Here you find many more examples.


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The question "Wie heißt du? is the most common in the German-speaking world.It is used among friends and in informal conversations. The word "wie" means "how", "heißt" comes from "heißen" and the word "du" means "you".


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The question "Wie heißt ihr?" is the most common question to ask a group of people in the German-speaking world. It is used among friends and in informal conversations.


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The question "Wie heißen Sie?" is used in formal contexts. When you meet someone, you first greet them, for example, with a "Guten Tag".


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"Wie sind eure Namen?", you would ask in an informal context, when people are on a first-name basis with each other. You would also ask the question if you wanted to hack off a guest list at a disco.


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"Wie ist Ihr Name?" would be a question asked at a guest list when a formal meeting is involved. But you could also ask it when introducing yourself at a trade show or business dinner.


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The question "Wer bist du?" is very direct and would rather be asked as a counter question. It seems polite to introduce a "Und wer bist du? before the question.


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"Wer seid ihr?" is what you would informally ask a group of people. The question sounds inquiring, but can also be construed as suspicious.


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"Wer sind Sie?" is what you would informally ask a person. The question sounds inquiring, but can also be construed as suspicious.


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"Wie sind Ihre Namen?", you would ask a group of people to introduce themselves. You'd also ask the question if you wanted to check into a hotel or check off a guest list.

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Dialogue #1 - To introduce oneself informally to someone

To start a conversation you can introduce yourself and then ask the other person for the name. In the same way, you can answer the question of what your name is, you’ll answer.


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