• German course for beginners
  • 1 The German alphabet [0/2]
  • 2 German greetings (Hello in German) [0/3]
  • 3 Introduction in german (talking about yourself) [0/2]
  • 4 Counting in German (cardinal and ordinal numbers) [0/3]
  • 5 The Time in German (hours and minutes in German) [0/3]
  • 6 Days of the weeks, months and seasons in German [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in German (blue, green, yellow...) [0/3]
  • 8 Asking for directions in German [0/3]
  • 9 The weather in German (sun, rain, temperature...) [0/3]
  • 10 Family members in German (parents, siblings...) [0/3]
  • 11 Body parts in German [0/3]
  • 12 Countries in German (Europe, Asia, Africa, America) [0/5]
  • 13 Ordering in Germany (restaurant, waiter, dinner) [0/3]
  • 14 German travel phrases [0/3]
  • 15 Grocery shopping in Germany [0/3]
  • 16 German proverbs [0/3]
  • 17 Animal names in German (pets, mammals, birds, ...) [0/4]
  • 18 Clothing in German (shoes, accessories, ...) [0/2]
  • 19 Happy birthday in German (parties and congratulations) [0/3]
  • 20 I love you in German (emotions and feedback) [0/3]
  • 21 Needs and opinions in German (polite requests) [0/4]
  • 22 Hobbies in German (sports and games) [0/3]
  • 23 House, room, furniture vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 24 Descriptions in German (appearance and characteristics) [0/5]
  • 25 Business vocabulary in German (work and negotiations) [0/3]
  • 26 Going to the doctor and health vocabulary in German [0/3]
  • 27 School vocabulary in German (subjects and persons) [0/3]
  • 28 Places of interest German (post office, infrastructure) [0/3]
  • 29 Nature words in German (parks and outdoor) [0/2]
  • Introduction in german (talking about yourself)


    1. Introducing yourself in German: Fill in the Blanks Score -/-
    2. Introducing yourself in German: Multiple Choice Excercise Score -/-

    How to introduce yourself in German?

    It is really important to know how to introduce yourself in German! Whether you’re meeting new people or filling out a form, there are some basics you should learn in order to be able to describe yourself! After this chapter you won't have any problems anymore talking about yourself in German! Enjoy the lesson!

    How to talk about yourself in German

    Below, I will teach you how to speak about your name, age and origin in German.

    enlightenedIn English you use "you" both for formal and informal situations. In German, the phrases differ depending on who you are speaking to!

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    "What's your name?" in German

    One of the first things you do while meeting a new person is asking for the name:

    English German 
    What's your name?
    • informal: Wie heißt du?
    • formal: Wie heißen Sie?
    My name is Laura Mein Name ist Laura
    I am Lisa Ich bin Lisa

    How to say "How old are you?" in German

    Also, you should be able to ask for the age of another person:

    English German
    How old are you?
    • informal: Wie alt bist du?
    • formal: Wie alt sind Sie?
    When is your birthday?
    • informal: Wann ist dein Geburtstag?
    • formal: Wann ist Ihr Geburtstag?
    I am 17 years old Ich bin 17 Jahre alt
    My birthday is on the 20th of November  Mein Geburtstag ist am 20. November


    "Where are you from?" in German

    Next, you will learn how to ask for the origin as well as for the nationality of a person:

    English German
    Where are you from?
    • informal: Woher bist du?
    • formal: Woher sind Sie?
    Where are you living?
    • informal: Wo lebst du?
    • formal: Wo leben Sie?
    What is your nationality?
    • informal: Welche Nationalität hast du?
    • formal: Welche Nationalität haben Sie?
    I am from England Ich bin aus England
    I live in London Ich lebe in London
    I am English Ich bin Engländer/Engländerin


    yes You think you already know all the vocabulary by memory? Test your knowledge in our fun and interactive exercises!