How to say what's your name in German - Magiclingua (2022)

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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.

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"Excuse me" in German

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Common German Phrases and Words for your Travels

Summary

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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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.

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Examples Rules: How to say your name in German

Mein Name ist ... - My name is ...

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 ist ..." 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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Ich heiße ...

I am called ...

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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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Ich heiße Frau ...

I am called Mrs. ...

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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 ...

We are ...

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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 ...

We are Mrs. und Mr. ..

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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 ...

My name is ...

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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 ist ...".

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Mein Name ist Frau ...

My name is Mrs.. ...

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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 ...

We are called ...

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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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Unsere Namen sind Frau und Herr ...

We are called Mrs. and Mr....

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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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Wir heißen Frau/Herr ...

We are Mrs./Mr. ...

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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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Unsere Namen sind ...

We are called ...

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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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Ich bin ...

I am ...

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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.

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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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Wie heißt du?

What is your name?

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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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Wie heißt ihr?

What is your name?

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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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Wie heißen Sie?

What is your name? (formal)

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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 ist dein Name?

What is your name?

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"Wie ist dein Name?" is what you would ask on a guest list. Or, when you get to know someone new.

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Wie sind eure Namen?

What are your names?

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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?

What is your name? (formal)

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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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Wer bist du?

Who are you?

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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?

Who are you?

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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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    Multiple persons

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at school, at a party, at home

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Wer sind Sie?

Who are you? (formal)

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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.

  • Formal

    Formal

  • Multiple persons

    One person

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Doctor

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Professional

Friendly

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at school, at a party, at home

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Wie sind Ihre Namen?

What is your name? (formal)

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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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    Multiple persons

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Practice German Dialogues

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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Hallo. Wie heißt du?

Hello. What's your name?

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Hi. Ich heiße Tim. Und du?

Hi. My name is... What's yours?

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Ich bin Barbara. Schön dich kennen zu lernen.

I am Barbara. Nice to meet you.

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Finde ich auch.

I agree.

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Dialogue #2 - Introduce yourself to a colleague

If you’re addressing one person formal way with "Sie" (you) — then you have one set of expressions. Asking a German-speaker for the name, the reply will be the last or family name, not the first name.

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Guten Tag. Wie heißen Sie?

Hello. What's your name?

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Guten Tag. Ich heiße Herr Meier. Wie ist Ihr Name?

Hello. My name is Mr. Meyer. And yours? What's your name?

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Ich bin Frau Müller. Ich freu mich sehr Sie kennen zu lernen.

I'm Mrs. Müller. I'm very pleased to meet you.

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Ganz meinerseits.

My pleasure.

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It always depends on what setting you are in and on how you answer the question "Wie ist Ihr Name?". If you are in an informal environment, you can answer the question about your name with your first name. If you are in a more formal environment, introduce yourself using your last name. We have prepared an e-book for you for a more detailed and better insight into the most important conversations in German.

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