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"Ich bin Anna."

Translation:I am Anna.

August 11, 2017


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How is 'ich' pronounced? Is it 'ish' or 'ikh'

August 22, 2017


Exactly like "fish" without "f".

September 21, 2017


No. Maybe in Cologne or thereabouts, but that's not standard pronunciation.

You should aim to keep Kirche (church) and Kirsche (cherry) distinct, and this also means not making ich sound like isch.

Just like a "huge human" in English should not sound like a "shooj shooman" -- the "hy-" sound at the beginning of those words does not sound "exactly like" a "sh" sound, but for many speakers it does sound rather similar to the German ch sound in ich.

September 21, 2017


IT IS i am anna not my name is anna

January 17, 2018


My name is Anna. = Ich heiße Anna (Meine Name ist Anna)

February 8, 2018


No, meine Name is wrong -- Name is masculine, so it would have to be mein Name.

That said, ich heiße X is more common than mein Name ist X, in my experience.

February 8, 2018


I put ana instead of anna. Come on!

May 5, 2019


What does 'bin' mean?

September 8, 2017



It's a form of the verb "to be" (sein) used when the subject is "I" (ich).

September 8, 2017


what about ... my name is Anna. how do you say that? thanks

October 3, 2017


A literal translation of that would be "Mein Name ist Anna."

But I would say it's more common to say "Ich heiße Anna" instead.

October 4, 2017


i need help pronouncing these words :c

November 14, 2017


Does "Ich sind Anna" work too?

November 28, 2017


No, not at all.

sind is the verb form for wir (we) or sie (they) or Sie (formal you); you can't use it when the subject is ich (I).

It would be like saying "I are Anna" in English - the subject and the verb do not match.

November 29, 2017


Decades ago, I was told it's an egregious Americanism to say "Ich bin Anna" instead of "Ich heisse Anna". May I know what part of the German speaking world "Ich bin Anna" is the acceptable form?

January 3, 2018


Coming from the North I can say that either version is acceptable, just like either version of "I am Anna" or "I am called Anna" is fine :-) I guess it depends on the question though which one you would use: If asked, what is your name, you are more likely to respond with "Ich heisse Anna", while if asked who are you, you would probably respond with "Ich bin Anna" :-)

January 20, 2018


how is ich pronoused

January 24, 2018


Spoken by a man?

May 5, 2019


Cheaters, firts all time "ich bin eine..." And then twisted with "ich bin Anna". :P pouf!!

July 6, 2019


..Erm, That's what I put, and it said I was wrong? lol

July 6, 2019


When they it in slow mo it sounds like eine not anna

August 18, 2019


The word "Anna" is difficult to understand as it's spoken (to American ears). It sounds like the words Ein or Und and Er, which are also used during the lesson.

September 12, 2019


I'm concerned that it counted me wrong for listening, and typing "Ana" rather than "Anna" :(

September 24, 2019


But now you have learned something, right?

That the name is spelled Anna with two Ns in German. Unlike, say, Spanish.

September 24, 2019


Hey could the grading algorithm take into account the different spellings of "anna"

October 4, 2019


Hey could the grading algorithm take into account the different spellings of "anna"

The German name Anna is only spelled one way in Germany.

Similarly, the German name Julia is just Julia, not Yuliya or however it might be spelled in other countries.

October 5, 2019
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