My name is ... in German.

One of the first topics that are held in language lessons is acquaintance and the ability to introduce yourself, give your first and last name, and also ask others - what are their names. In this article "What is your name in German" you will find not only these simple and obligatory phrases, but also other expressions - one way or another related to the first or last name.

What is your name in German: we ask

Wie heißen Sie? = Wie ist Ihr Name? - What is your name.

Wie heißt du? - What's your name?

Ihr Vor- und Nachname? - What is your name and surname?

Wie ist dein Name? - What is your name?

Wie heißen Sie mit Vornamen? - What's your name?

Wie ist Ihr Geburtsname? - What is your maiden name?

Sonstiger Name ? - Another surname? (for example: maiden, former ...)

What is your name in German: we answer

Mein Name ist Burr. Ines Burr. - My name is Boer. Ines Boer.

Ich heiße Ines Burr. - My name is Ines Boer.

Ich bin Ines Burr. - I am Ines Boer.

Mein Familienname ist Müller. - My name is Müller.

What is your name in German

What is your name in German: useful expressions

Das ist sein Rufname ... - This is his main name.

Uschi (= Ursulsa) ist ihr Kosename. - Ears (Ursula) is her pet name.

Das ist sein Deckname ... - It's his pseudonym.

Er war dort unter falschem Namen. - He was there under a false name.

Jeder nennt sie Nini, aber ihr wirklicher Name ist Martina ... “Everyone calls her Nini, but her real name is Martina.

Wir sind Namensvetter. - We are namesakes.

Sie führt den Namen ihres Mannes. - She has her husband's surname.

Ich kenne ihn nur dem Namen nach. - I only know him by his last name.

Er trat unter seinem Namen auf. - He performed under his own name.

What was his / her name?

Ihm wurde der Name Peter gegeben ... “They named him Peter.

Er wurde nach dem Namen seines Onkels benannt. - He was named after his uncle.

Er trägt den Namen seines Großvaters. - He bears the name of his grandfather.

Sie haben für ihre Tochter einen hübschen Namen ausgesucht ... “They chose a beautiful name for their daughter.

Er ließ seinen Namen auf Klaus ändern ... - He changed his name to Klaus.

It also happens that someone's name is forgotten. These phrases will help you let your interlocutor know it:

Entschuldigen Sie, wie war Ihr Name gleich? - Excuse me, what was your name?

Es tut mir leid, ich habe ein sehr schlechtes Namensgedächtnis. Sind Sie ...? - I'm very sorry, but I have a very bad memory for names. You..?

Bitte entschuldigen Sie, ich habe Ihren Namen vergessen. - Sorry, please, I forgot your name.

Entschuldigung, ich komme gerade nicht auf deinen Namen ... - Sorry, I just can't remember your name.

Wie heißt du noch mal? - What is your name again?

And this is how you can answer:

Ach, das macht doch nichts. Ich bin Lisa. - Oh, that's okay. I am Lisa.

Mir passiert das auch oft. - This happens to me often too.

So geht es mir auch immer. Namen kann ich mir gar nicht gut merken. - It's always like that with me. I don't remember names at all.

And don't forget to check out the following topics:

I also recommend looking at:

Stunde 1. Wie heißt du? Wie geht es?

Hello how are you


Hallo! - Hello!

Guten Morgen! - Good morning!

Guten Tag! - Good day!

Guten Abend! - Good evening!

Wie heißt du? - What's your name?

Ich heiße ... - My name is ...

Mein Name ist ... - My name ...

Wie geht es? - How are you?

Danke, gut! - Thank you, good!

Prima! - Great!

Schlecht. - Poorly.

Super! - Super!

Wie alt bist du? - How old are you?

Ich bin… Jahre alt. - I'm ... years old.

Auf Wiedersehen! - Goodbye!

Bis morgen! - Till tomorrow!

Tschüss! - Until!

Übung 1. Lesen und übersetzen den Dialog. Read and translate the dialogue.

  • Hallo! Wie heißt du?
  • Hallo! Ich heiße Julia. Und du?
  • Mein Name ist Mark. Wie alt bist du?
  • Ich bin 4 Jahre alt. Und du?
  • Ich bin 5 Jahre alt.
  • Wie geht es, Mark?
  • Danke, gut. Und dir?
  • Prima!
  • Tschüss!
  • Bis morgen!


  • Hey! What's your name?
  • Hey! My name is Julia. And you?
  • My name is Mark. How old are you?
  • I am 4 years old. And you?
  • I am 5 years old.
  • How are you, Mark?
  • Thank you, good. And you have?
  • Great!
  • Until.
  • Till tomorrow.

Übung 2. Einschalten Sie den notwendigen Wörtern. Insert the required words.

Wörter: alt, prima, und, heißt, auf Wiedersehen, geht, Jahre.

  • Hallo! Wie ... du?
  • Hallo! Ich heiße Katherina. ... du?
  • Mein Name ist Nikolai. Wie ... bist du?
  • Ich bin 7 ... alt. Wie ... es?
  • Danke,…. Und dir?
  • Super!
  • …!
  • Tschüss.


  • Hallo! Wie heißt du?
  • Hallo! Ich heiße Katherina. Und du?
  • Mein Name ist Nikolai. Wie alt bist du?
  • Ich bin 7 Jahre Wie geht es?
  • Danke, prima ... Und dir?
  • Super!
  • Auf wiedersehen !
  • Tschüss.

Lesson 7. Acquaintance. Greetings and goodbyes in German

Author: Sofia Stalskaya Higher linguistic education. Work experience 5 years.

Now that you are familiar with the basics of German grammar, we will look at a basic set of phrases that will come in handy in various communication situations. After completing this lesson, you will learn how to say hello and goodbye in German.


As with any other language, there are several ways in German to greet the other person. You can say good morning or just say hi, or you can say hi. The main thing is to remember who your interlocutor is and what relationship you are in.

If you greet a stranger or people with whom you have a business relationship, then you can use the following phrases:

Guten morgen [´gu: ten ´morgen] - Good morning. You can say this phrase, as a rule, before noon.

Guten Tag [´gu: ten ta: k] - Good afternoon. This phrase is used in the afternoon until 6 pm.

Guten abend [´gu: ten ´a: bent] - Good evening. This greeting is used after 6pm.

Also in German there is a neutral greeting Hallo [ha'lo], which means “Hello” and can be used in any situation. There is no analogue to the Russian word "hello" in German.

When meeting, in addition to greeting, you can also use a number of useful phrases or questions.

"Wie geht es Ihnen?" [vi gate es ´inen] - How are you (you)? - do not forget that this question is formal.

"Geht es Ihnen gut?" [gate es ´inen gut] -Are you all right?

The answer to this question is the phrase: "Gut, danke." [Gu: t ´danke] - It's okay, thank you.

Or a phrase "Es geht mir sehr gut." [es gate mia zea gut] - I'm fine.

Or: "Ziemlich gut." [´tsimlikh gu: t] - Good enough.

You can also use the phrase "Sehr erfreut." [zea er'froyt] - Glad to meet you.

To be polite and ask a return question, use the phrase "Und Ihnen?" [unt ´inen] - What about you?

Remember that all of these phrases are very formal and are used in business communication situations.

In an informal communication situation, use analogs of the above phrases, namely: "Wie geht es dir?" [vi gate es dia] - How are you (you)?

This phrase in colloquial German is very often shortened to "Wie geht's?" [vi gates] - How are you?

The answer to this question can be the phrase: "Es geht mir gut." [Es gate mia gu: t] - I'm fine.

"Super!" [´zu: pea] - Great!

"Nicht schlecht." [nicht shlekht] - Not bad.

In response, it is customary to ask the question: "Und dir?" - [unt dia] - What about you?

As for pronunciation, remember that the voiced g, b, d in German are pronounced dull, so in the word "guten" the first sound will be very close to the Russian sound "k".

It is interesting to note that some parts of Germany have their own characteristics of greetings. For example, greeting "Moin Moin!" [moin moin] or simply "Moin!" common in northern Germany,

and the phrase "Grüß Gott" [gryus goth] - in the South.

If you need to wish a person good night, the phrases will help you "Schlaf gut" [shlaf gut] - Sleep well,

or "Gute nacht" [´gute nakht] - Good night.


To end a conversation and say goodbye, the following phrases are used in German:

"Auf Wiedersehen!" [auf ´videa´zen] - Goodbye! The abbreviated form Wiedersehen is used in informal communication.

"Auf Wiederhören!" [auf ´videa´horen] - Goodbye! - This phrase is used when you are on the phone.

It is interesting to note that in pronunciation in both of these phrases, the sounds [ф] and [в] practically merge into one, therefore [в] weakens and pronounced close to the sound [ф]. The vowels [and] and [e] are long, don't forget this.

"Tschüss!" [chus] - Bye! - Informal farewell phrase.

If you want to sound more casual, phrases can help you "Bis morgen!" [bis ´morgen] - See you tomorrow!

"Bis bald!" [bis balt] - Bye! See you soon!

"Bis dann!" [bis dan] - See you soon!

A common form of farewell among teens and young people is the phrase "Tschau / ciao!" - Chao!

Parting is used in some parts of Germany Adieu! [adieo] - Bye! This phrase was borrowed from French, which means "Go with God."

What is your name?

To introduce yourself, you need phrases such as: Ich heiße …. [ihi ´haise] - My name is ...

Mein Name ist … .. [mine ´na: meh] - My name is…. This phrase can be used when you want to say only the first name, or the first and last name.

To name only the last name, the phrases will help you: Mein vorname … [Mine ´foana: meh]

Mein Familienname ... [main fa´milienname]

If you are interested in the name of the interlocutor, you can ask the following questions: Wie heißen Sie? [vi: ´haisen zi] - when addressing a person to “you”.

Wie heißt du? [vi: haist doo] - when addressing a person to "you".

Wie heißt ihr? [vi: haist ia] - when referring to a group of persons on "you".

If you have already been asked this question, and you want to show reciprocal interest, then you can use the short: Und Sie? [Unt zi] - And you?

Und du? [Unt doo] - And you?

Expect to be politely addressed by Herr / Frau in Germany. Most often you will find this appeal in a hotel or airport / vocal. For instance:

Sind Sie Frau Weiß? [zint zi frau weiss] - Are you Mrs. Weiss?

There are two ways to answer:

    • agree - Ja, ich Frau Weiß [I, Ich bin Frau Weiss]. - Yes, I am Mrs. Weiss.
  • or disagree - Nein, ich bin Frau Sсhwarz [nin, ih bin frau schwartz]. - No, I'm Mrs. Schwartz.
Where are you from?

To say where you come from, use the following template: ICH BIN AUS RUSSLAND . [Round Bin Aus "Congress]. Ich Komme Aus RUSSLAND [HEE COME AUS RUSLANT]. - I'm from Russia. Instead of the country, you can call the city or any other settlement. To specify the place where you now live, use the Wohnen verb. Do not forget about the linake of this verb on persons! ICH WOHNE IN MOSKAU [II VONE IN DOMMAKU] - I live in Moscow.

If you want to ask where your interlocutor comes from or where he lives, use these questions: WOHER KOMMEN SIE? [Waja Koman z] - Where do you come from?

It is interesting to note that in the question of "Woher" a part of the "HER" can be transferred to the end of the question, so what happens: WO KOMMST DU HER? [In Comst Du HEA] - Where are you from?

You can also use phrases: Sind Sie Aus Marokko? [Zint Zinta Aous Ma'róro] - Are you from Morocco?

Kommen Sie Aus Italien? ['Koman zi Ause IT'alien] - Do you come from Italy?

Aus Welchem ​​Land Kommen Sie? [AUS Velham Lant Koman Z] - What country do you come from?

Another question related to this topic - "WO SIN SIE GEBOREN?" [in Zint Zi-Ga'Boreng]

"WO BIST DU GEBOREN?" [In the Bist Du GE'Boreng] - Where are you born? / Where have you been born?

The answer will serve as a phrase "Ich Bin in ....... Geboren » [Their bean in ... .. ge'boreng]. In place of the skip, put the desired settlement, for example, the city.

What is your phone number?

If you want to know the phone number, then use the question "WIE IST IHRE TELEFONNUMMER?" [VI: East Lie Tele'Fonnumaa] when contacting a person on "you".

И "WIE IST DEINE TELEFONNUMMER?" [VI: East Dandain Tele'Fonnumaa] - If communicate to "you".

To answer you need a phrase "Meine Telefonnumer IST ..." [Mine Telavnya East ...] And, of course, the numbers.

ten Zehn.

Remember, phone numbers are pronounced by one digit! For instance:

758-34-21 - Sieben - Fünf - Acht - Drei - Vier - Zwei - Eins

643-93-09 - Sechs - Vier - Drei - Neun - Drei - NULL - Neun

In order not to be confused with the dictation of the "Zwei" and "Drei" numbers, instead of ZWEI use the outdated form "ZWO".

Tasks for lesson

Exercise 1. Suitbox the following telephone numbers.







Exercise 2. Translate into German.

  1. What is your name?
  2. Where you're from?
  3. What is your phone number?
  4. I'm from Russia.
  5. What country do you come from?
  6. I live in Moscow.

Reply 1:

005-56-13-54-875 - NULL - NULL - Fünf - Fünf - Sechs - Eins - Drei - Fünf - Vier - Acht - Sieben - Fünf62-73-67-540 - Sechs - ZWO - Sieben - Drei - Sechs - Sieben - Fünf - Vier - NULL8-345-87-52 - Acht - Drei - Vier - Fünf - Acht - Sieben - Fünf - ZWO009 - NULL - NULL - Neun1168 - Eins - Eins - Sechs - ACHT007-98-34-18 - NULL - NULL - Sieben - Neun - Acht - Drei - Vier - Eins - Acht

Answer 2:

  1. Wie heißen Sie?
  4. Ich Bin Aus RUSSLAND. Ich Komme Aus RUSSLAND.
  5. Aus Welchem ​​Land Kommen Sie?
  6. Ich Wohne in Moskau.

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