Hallo Leute, the world wants to know about you, and it wants to be told in German. These sentences will give you the boost you need to Introduce yourself in German and letting people know who you are.
Easy Sentences you need for Introduce yourself in German
1. Mein Name ist… (My name is…)
This is a great first sentence to know in German, it’s the logical way most conversations start.
2. Ich komme aus… (I come from…)
This handy little phrase is used to denote your place of birth. For your convenience, here are a few countries:
- Irland (Ireland)
- Grossbritannien (Great Britain)
- Australien (Australia)
- den Vereinigten Staaten (the United States)
- Deutschland (Germany)
- Indien (India)
Note: Aus always takes the dative case, which is why you have to say “den Vereinigten Staaten” and not “die Vereinigten Staaten” when used in this phrase. Aus is also one of those tricky prepositions that can have different meanings depending on the context, so don’t be alarmed if in other sentences it gets translated as “off,” “out” or as something else.
3. Ich wohne in… (I live in…)
Here you can fill in the blank with your Wohnort (place of residence). Both a city or country would work here.
You can also say Ich lebe in … (I live in …)
4. Ich bin ledig. (I am single.)
This little sentence comes in handy both to make sure that the cute guy or girl at the party knows you’re available, and for when a German document inquires about your marital status (and there’s no shortage of paperwork in Germany).
For those already committed, you’re obliged to announce Ich bin verheiratet (I am married).
5. Meine Handynummer ist… (My cell phone number is…)
You might have deduced from this phrase that in Germany a mobile phone is called a Handy, presumably because you can walk around with in in your hand.
6. Ich studiere… (I am studying…)
Germans will undoubtedly want to know how you’re being productive in life. Note that this sentence can only be used to state what your major or subject area is, and not what you’re looking at to prepare for the upcoming test.
A few examples of how to fill in the blank
- Geschichte (history)
- Jura (law)
- Zahnmedizin (dentistry)
- Volkswirtschaftslehre (economics).
7. Ich bin ….. von Beruf. (I work as a ….)
Literally translating as “I am a ___ by profession,” it’s an important way to ensure a native that you are not arbeitslos (unemployed) and using up the State’s money.
Since the truth matters less than practicing the language, feel free to choose any of the following:
- Maurer/Maurerin (male bricklayer/female bricklayer)
- Krankenpfleger/Krankenschwester (male nurse/female nurse)
- Lehrer/Lehrerin (male teacher/female teacher)
- Tischler/Tischlerin (male carpenter/female carpenter).
Note that in German you usually don’t use an article when saying what you do for a living. You literally say, “I’m lawyer” not “I’m a lawyer.”
8. Ich mag… (I like…)
How about a simple, versatile sentence that can be used over and over?
- Ich mag Pizza (I like pizza)
- Ich mag das Wochenende (I like the weekend)
- Ich mag das Wetter (I like the weather.)
Note: Mag is actually pronounced “mahk,” since a “g” takes on a “k” sound when at the end of a word.
9. Ich hasse… (I hate…)
- Ich hasse Gemüse (I hate vegetables)
- Ich hasse den Regen (I hate the rain.)
- Ich hasse schlechte Filme. (I hate bad movies.)
10. Meine Hobbys sind… (My hobbies are…)
So maybe Hobbys looks like a word that a German with bad English tried to appropriate into his language, but that just makes it all the easier to remember.
Meine Hobbys sind reisen, tanzen und schwimmen. (My hobbies are traveling, dancing and swimming.)
Or you can also say
Eines meiner Hobbys ist Lesen. (One of my hobbies is reading.)
If you love to listen music. You can say
Ich höre gerne Musik. (I enjoy listening to music.)
11. Ich habe …. Geschwister. (I have …. siblings.)
This is a pretty basic question that usually comes up when two people are searching for ways to keep the conversation going. You can also make the same inquiry of the other person:
- Wie viele Geschwister hast du? (How many siblings do you have?)
12. Ich bin …. Jahre alt. (I am …. years old.)
Whether choosing to be truthful or not, keep in mind that the order in German numbers is different than in English. Example: Twenty-six is translated as sechsundzwanzig, or literally “six and twenty.” This little caveat starts at twenty (when life gets more complicated anyway).
13. Mein Lieblings … ist… (My favorite … is…)
German is famous for throwing nouns together and making single words of it, and here’s one example. To state that your favorite movie is “The Notebook” you would say, Mein Lieblingsfilm ist “The Notebook.” Note how “favorite film” becomes a one-word noun.
Knowing this, you can talk about your favorite food (Lieblingsessen), favorite sport (Lieblingssport) or favorite author (Lieblingsautor).
14. Ich lerne Deutsch. (I’m learning German.)
Not only is this one of the most impressive facts about you, but a great way to get permission to practice these sentences on someone. Explaining you’re learning German automatically covers over a multitude of grammatical sins. This verb is usually the equivalent of “studying,” since it’s also used when reviewing old material.
Some similar related words are as:
- Ich lerne Deutsch auf PlanForGermany.com. (I’m learning German at PlanForGermany.com)
- Ich lerne seit einem Jahr Deutsch. (I’ve been learning German for a year.)
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