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Meine name ist...

I once learnt some German words for tourists. This is one of the phrases I remember, but haven't seen it in Duo yet. Just wondering if that is part of the course or if that is something I could branch out into learning elsewhere?

I really enjoy learning German. It seems to be a part of me.

I also remember recht, links, geradeus, something like der ski lever, die toiletten and of course wasser and also wein.

February 26, 2018



Yes, you can say that but it is more common in German to say "Ich heiße..." which would be less common in English to say "I am called..." You may see your version, later in the course. Definitely the more common version is in the course. It is not in the "Common Phrases" but in the "Intro" section (Introduction).


I've done the intro. I don't see it in deck.

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    Where in the German tree are you kHXa3?

    I don't think "mein name" (it's masculine) is featured perhaps because it's not as used as alternatives "Ich heiße..." or simply "Ich bin..."


    Almost to the second checkpoint. Near the beginning.

    [deactivated user]

      Ah ok, near to Nature 1 then.


      Yes. I haven't encountered those directional words yet. Hopefully ski lift will be in there too!

      [deactivated user]

        Well, won't give you spoilers...


        I agree with the others: "Ich heiße ..." is much more common.

        "Mein Name ist ..." sounds more formal, and it is often used to bring a little variety into an introduction. Example:

        Ich möchte mich kurz vorstellen. Ich heiße Dieter Müller und ich bin Ihr Reiseleiter.

        This is correct, but it is monotonous: Ich, ich, ich ...

        So people will use "mein Name ist" here, to make it livelier:

        Ich möchte mich kurz vorstellen. Mein Name ist Dieter Müller und ich bin Ihr Reiseleiter.

        In order to use the language not only correctly, but also make it sound pleasant, it's good to know the less common expressions, too.

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