German Misc. Basics: Lesson 5

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Now let’s try this using heißen. If you haven’t downloaded the German keyboard, you can still access the special letters by pressing the alt key(make sure the num lock is on) with a combination of numbers:

Alt+225 ß

Alt+132 ä

Alt+129 ü

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The word for you formal is Sie. Note how in verbs we had ich taking e endings and er,sie,es or noun taking t or et for the ending, well, Sie takes en for the ending. Yes, it’s the same as the infinitive. Also be sure to capitalze Sie in order to make it you formal.

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The word for to be for Sie is sind

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The word for how is wie

If you want to ask someone’s name using heißen you use wie

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Make sure to know that heißen doesn’t take the accusative. Some verbs just can’t take the accusative

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The word for here is hier, and the word for there is dort

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The word for where is wo

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