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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

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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".

November 10, 2017

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

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathi403348

Yes, I am! :)

November 11, 2017

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

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kathi403348

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

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/slamRN
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Thanks Kathi for answering my questions.

November 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tanne101
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This form is more dialect. But "Ich bin Anke" and "Ich bin die Anke" are correct.

November 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues
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It's common in the dialects found in the south of Germany and Austria. But not Standard German. (I'd use it too though).

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannibal-Barkas
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I am from the south but I would never use it. Maybe I am just too old for it.

November 11, 2017

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

November 11, 2017
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