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Ich bin die Anke.

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    Why would someone called Anke introduce herself as "die Anke"?

    Source: Teach Yourself German pg. 57

    November 10, 2017

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathi403348

    It is just a colloquial way of saying it. Much more common in Austria than in Germany though, I think. I would always say "Ich bin die Kathi" rather than "Ich bin Kathi"/"Mein Name ist Kathi".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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    Kathi, are you from Austria?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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    If you were a male would you say Ich bin der Hans?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kathi403348

    Yes, I would! (If my name were Hans ;) )


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
    • 1618

    Thanks Kathi for answering my questions.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tanne101

    This form is more dialect. But "Ich bin Anke" and "Ich bin die Anke" are correct.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

    It's common in the dialects found in the south of Germany and Austria. But not Standard German. (I'd use it too though).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

    I am from the south but I would never use it. Maybe I am just too old for it.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

    Hmm, I feel like it appears even more with older people because it's dialect - I sometimes correct myself and leave the article out, because I know it's not the correct form but it's sort of ingrained. Do you speak a dialect?

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