"Ich bin wie du."

Translation:I am like you.

April 4, 2013



Classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LFWEK5g764 (I really hate this song, and heard it way too often, probably Eurovision song or something similar.)

April 4, 2013


10/10 for relevance^

May 23, 2013


awesome !!! I don't believe it, I can understand a german song !

February 1, 2014


Looks like I am going to be hearing "ich bin wie du" in my sleep

August 27, 2014


I'm terribly sorry about that. Have a few lingots as compensation (I know it's nothing compared to the pain you must be feeling, but it's all about the idea behind it.)

August 27, 2014


Haha, danke! At least I will never forget it. My friend helped me learn a few phrases I'll never forget with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8g-eNkaq4

I think we are now even :)

August 28, 2014


thank you very much for the songs!

November 3, 2014


I think so too, thanks. :)

August 28, 2014



September 11, 2013


Would u write the name of the song and singer for me. I want to check it out but i cant copy the link.

March 4, 2014


Sure, it's Marianne Rosenberg - Ich bin wie du

March 4, 2014


Thanks for the Song! Haha i love it!

November 14, 2014


i can understand more than half the song i like it, here is a lingot

September 1, 2014


Haha, she says "Ich bin genau wie du" at one point, which makes me so damn proud to me able to understand her, I will let nobody calm my pride for being able to understand this line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 6, 2015


Why is it 'du' and not 'dich'? Why is the 'you' not in the accusative?

June 20, 2013


Because it's saying Ich = du -- I am (the same as)(like) you. So nouns in the sentence get the nominative. That's true with all the forms of the verb "to be": ich bin, du bist, er,se,es ist, wir sind, sie sind, ihr seid, Sie sind.

So also "Er ist ein Mann," not "Er ist einen Mann."

July 18, 2013


Can you explain more please? I didn't understand what you saying..

July 24, 2013


He is saying that both pronouns Ich and Du are used as nominative case. Compare to "Ich mag dich" - I like you, the you here has been acted upon. But in the sentence "Ich bin wie du", the you here has not been acted upon, it was only used for comparison ie both in nominative form.

November 22, 2013


She says, when "sein"="to be" is used, you must use the definition after "sein" in nominative form. E.g "Ich bin (ein) Arzt" = I am a doctor. This example is not very good, because in this german sentence the article is not used. Another example: "Ich bin ein Mann, der ...", so "ein Mann" is in Nominativ form, not "einen Mann". Thus, "Ich bin wie du" ~ "Ich bin du" and nominative form is used.

July 27, 2013


I thought the same thing, would appreciate a response.

July 2, 2013


Bin is a copular verb, meaning it "links" two things that are equal. To show the equality, the pronouns are in the same case, here the case is nominative. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copula_(linguistics)

August 10, 2014


I didn't know that "wie" could also mean "like". I originally thought that it just meant "how".

So now that I know this, can "wie" also be used to say "I like you"? I assume that if it can, it would be something like "Ich wie dich".

January 5, 2014


That is not possible, "wie" is not a verb, it is only a translation of "like" in sentences were "like" means "similar to".

January 6, 2014



January 6, 2014


Oh okay, so for another example I can use "Ein Hund ist wie ein Wolf." right?

March 13, 2014


I thought "wie" means "how". I don't understand the sentence!

October 20, 2014


I'm kinda confused by this, too. I'm just assuming it means both. Kinda like a homonym.

March 23, 2015


Try thinking of it like this "I am how you are". Does that help?

October 15, 2015


The audio sound said "Ich bin je tum" !!

June 19, 2014


so Wie in German means 'how' and also 'like'?

August 9, 2015


wouldn't it be ich bin wie dich?

September 27, 2015


no, it is only correct by using "du" in the sentence above.

I think you think of a similar sentence like: "You are like me." where "me" is used and "I" can't be used. But in german it would be "Du bist wie ich." We use the pronouns in nominative in both shown sentences.

October 6, 2015



October 12, 2015


Can "wie" also be used to mean like as in "I like you"? Ich wie du, Ich wie Schocalade, etc?

October 2, 2015


In "I like you" is "like" a verb. "Wie" is no verb in German. You need a verb in your German sentences. It has to be: "Ich bin wie du"(=I am like you."). Or by using the verb "to like" --> Ich mag dich. (=I like you.), here the verb is called "mögen" in infinitive.

October 6, 2015


It didn't accept "I am as well as you." it says that "I am similar to you" is the only correct solution. However when i hover over "wie" it gives "like," "as," and "as well as." I figured that "I am as well as you" would be the best answer because it sounds correct in English, I actually say it all the time to my friends...

October 14, 2015


I think the best translation of "I am as well as you." is "Ich bin genauso gut wie du." "well" is translated as "gut". The german sentence has the meaning of being as clever/intelligent/well in character as you. The German version with "gut" leads away from other possible meanings of "ich bin wie du." Meanings like "I am as fast happy as you." or "I have the same character like you" or "I have the same favorit hobbies like you", ... .

October 21, 2015
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