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Introduction to German:
Lesson 5

By Kugel

What is your name?

Answer: Was ist Ihr Name?
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My name is Boris

Answer: Mein Name ist Boris
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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

I’m Boris(use heißen)

Answer: Ich heiße Boris
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He’s called Boris

Answer: Er heißt Boris
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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.

You are called Sopie

Answer: Sie heißen Sophie
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You have studied the Kommunist

Answer: Sie haben den Kommunisten studiert
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You have said it

Answer: Sie haben es gesagt
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You are expecting a child

Answer: Sie erwarten ein Kind
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You have the money and your aunt has the car

Answer: Sie haben das Geld und Ihre Tante hat das Auto
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You are driving to Berlin

Answer: Sie fahren nach Berlin
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The word for to be for Sie is sind

You have driven to Berlin

Answer: Sie sind nach Berlin gefahren
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I have driven to Berlin

Answer: Ich bin nach Berlin gefahren
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She has driven to Frankfurt

Answer: Sie ist nach Frankfurt gefahren
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My aunt has driven the money to Chicago

Answer: Meine Tante hat das Geld nach Chicago gefahren
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You have driven the car to Frankfurt and the communist has the money

Answer: Sie haben das Auto nach Frankfurt gefahren und der Kommunist hat das Geld
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The communist has the capitalist

Answer: Der Kommunist hat den Kapitalisten
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Your capitalist has my aunt

Answer: Ihr Kapitalist hat meine Tante
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The word for how is wie

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

What’s your name?(use heißen directed towards you)

Answer: Wie heißen Sie?
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My name is Sophie(use heißen)

Answer: Ich heiße Sophie
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My name is Sophie(use Name)

Answer: Mein Name ist Sophie
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What’s your name?(use Name)

Answer: Was ist Ihr Name?
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My name is Boris(use Name)

Answer: Mein Name ist Boris
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Who are you?

Answer: Wer sind Sie?
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Who am I?

Answer: Wer bin Ich?
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Who is it?

Answer: Wer ist es?
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Who is my aunt?

Answer: Wer ist meine Tante?
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Your aunt is a communist

Answer: Ihre Tante ist ein Kommunist
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Your aunt has the capitalist

Answer: Ihre Tante hat den Kapitalisten
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Who has the car?

Answer: Wer hat das Auto?
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I have the car

Answer: Ich habe das Auto
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That is the name

Answer: Das ist der Name
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That is the child

Answer: Das ist das Kind
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That is the aunt

Answer: Das ist die Tante
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Who is that?

Answer: Wer ist das?
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That is the communist

Answer: Das ist der Kommunist
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Who is that?

Answer: Wer ist das?
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That is my aunt

Answer: Das ist meine Tante
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Make sure to know that heißen doesn’t take the accusative. Some verbs just can’t take the accusative

What’s the communist’s name(use heißen)

Answer: Wie heißt der Kommunist?
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The communist’s name is Boris(use heißen)

Answer: Der Kommunist heißt Boris
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What’s your aunt’s name?(use heißen)

Answer: Wie heißt Ihre Tante?
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The word for here is hier, and the word for there is dort

My aunt is here and your aunt is there

Answer: Meine Tante ist hier und Ihre Tante ist dort
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My car is there

Answer: Mein Auto ist dort
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I have studied the car

Answer: Ich habe das Auto studiert
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I have said that

Answer: Ich habe das gesagt
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The word for where is wo

Where is your aunt?

Answer: Wo ist Ihre Tante?
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Where is my money?

Answer: Wo ist mein Geld?
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The communist has driven the money to Chicago

Answer: Der Kommunist hat das Geld nach Chicago gefahren
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Where is the communist?

Answer: Wo ist der Kommunist?
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I am expecting the communist

Answer: Ich erwarte den Kommunisten
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Your aunt is expecting a child

Answer: Ihre Tante erwartet ein Kind
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The car is in Berlin

Answer: Das Auto ist in Berlin
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