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1 | Ich bin Paul

I am Paul

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Greet someone, speak formally
Personal pronouns: Sie, ich, er

German lessons: 1 | Ich bin Paul / I am Paul: Paul and Meili meeting for the first time Topic: greet someone, speak formally Grammar: personal pronouns: Sie, ich, er
Translations

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Gutengood
adjective
Tagday
noun (m.)
! IchI
personal pronoun
binam
verb
PaulPaul (name)
noun (m.)
.

Paul: Hello! I am Paul.

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
Gutengood
adjective
Tagday
noun (m.)
! Woherfrom where
adverb
kommento come; appear
verb
Sieyou (formal)
personal pronoun
?

Meili: Hello! Where do you come from?

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
IchI
personal pronoun
kommecome
verb
ausout; out of; from
preposition
DeutschlandGermany
noun
. Undand
conjunction
Sieyou (formal)
personal pronoun
?

Paul: I come from Germany. And you?

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
Ausout; out of; from
preposition
ChinaChina
noun
.

Meili: From China.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Undand
conjunction
wiehow / like; as (comparison)
adverb
heißento be called; named / to mean
verb
Sieyou (formal)
personal pronoun
?

Paul: And what's your name?

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
IchI
personal pronoun
heißeam called
verb
MeiliMeili (Chinese name)
noun (f.)
.

Meili: My name is Meili.

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
Hallohello
interjection
.

Paul: Hello!

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
Ohoh
interjection
, werwho; whoever
adverb
istis
verb
dasthe (neuter); that
article
?

Meili: Oh, who is that?

Paul:Paul (name)
noun (m.)
IgorIgor (name)
noun (m.)
, erhe
personal pronoun
kommtcomes
verb
ausout; out of; from
preposition
RusslandRussia
noun
. … Wowhere
adverb
wohnento live; reside
verb
Sieyou (formal)
personal pronoun
?

Paul: Igor, he comes from Russia. ... where do you live?

Meili:Meili (name)
noun (f.)
IchI
personal pronoun
wohnelive
verb
inin; into
preposition
FrankfurtFrankfurt (city)
noun
.

Meili: I live in Frankfurt.

New words

 

aus China
from China

ich bin
I am

das
that; the

Deutschland
Germany

er ist
he is

Frankfurt
Frankfurt (city)

Guten Tag!
Hello! (‘good day‘)

hallo
hello

heißen
to be called

ich heiße
my name is

Igor
Igor (name)

in
in; into

ich komme
I come

kommen
to come

er kommt
he comes

Paul
Paul (name)

Meili
Meili (name)

Russland
Russia

Sie
you (formal)

und
and

wer
who

wie
how

wo
where

woher
from where

ich wohne
I live

wohnen
to live; reside

Hint

 If you talk or write to

– a stranger
– an older person
– your boss

you usually address that person in a formal way. So, if you are new in Germany, you would say Sie to almost everybody. Otherwise you might offend people.

  1   Comprehension quiz

Paul and Igor already know each other from before.
Meili comes from China, but currently lives in Frankfurt.
Paul and Meili are old friends.

 

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