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Ich bin die Anke.

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/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.

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