How to Introduce Yourself

Ingo Depner
A free video tutorial from Ingo Depner
Professional German Teacher
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04:45:08 of on-demand video • Updated November 2021

  • Greet and introduce yourself and others in German
  • Communicate successfully in everyday situations
  • Talk about your daily routine and discuss the weather
  • Make appointments and arrange meetings
  • Write, revise and proofread short texts in German
  • Pronounce German words correctly
  • Use German grammar with ease and fluency
  • Speak German with confidence
English [Auto] So we jumped right into the first section, we're going to start with some typical German greetings, then we talk about a couple of introductions and we'll finish with a dialogue. Let's go. Hello, hello, hello. Houtan Margon, good morning, good morning. Guten tag. Good, they couldn't talk. Guten Abend, good evening, guten Abend. So her lawyer can say pretty much all day long, good margin is used until noon. Couldn't talk in the afternoon and guten Abend in the evening. Informal speech, when you ask somebody how he is, you ask if he gets in and how are you? We get this in an. Thank. Good point inan, thanks, I'm good and you thank a good one, Dynan. And an informal speech, you would ask if you get this steer, how are you? Pejeta still. Thank good on until things I'm Good and you. And we're going to have another lesson about informal, informal speech in this first section. So now let's have a look at an introduction. Guten tag. Good day. Couldn't hack. Myname is Peter Klein. My name is Peter Klein. My name is Peter Klein. Even in Manhattan, I live in Munich, is Vaughn there in Manhattan? Been liora, I am a teacher. He's been clearer, and here you can see that we don't sound like an English, I am a teacher, but rather I am a teacher. It's been liora. Minamata, ploughshare e deutche, my native language is German or it's my mother language Meynet mortage black e deutsche. Express our English on foreign service. I speak also English and French. Express our English on the frontiers this. And now let's have a look at a second introduction. Hello, hello, hello. Each Heiser, Martina Schmidt. I am called Martina Schmidt. So in Germany, you can say either my name is, my name is, or in this case is Heisei Martina Schmidt. I'm called Martina Schmidt. Each comment allows us to story. I come from Austria. Comment, ostracise. Evony Jetzt in Berlin. I live now in Berlin. It's warning, yet in Berlin, my name Montage Plaza E Deutsche Unteach Learning Spanish, my native language is German and I'm learning Spanish mine and Motto's Blauser is Deutsche Unteach learning Spanish. So now that we've seen how you can introduce yourself, we'll have a look at how to ask questions. No, we just said your name is I come from I live in now. We'll see how to ask other people, where do they live, where do they come from, etc.. So this is a dialogue between Peter and Martina. Guten tag. My name is Peter Klein E Ayanami. Good day. My name is Peter Klein. What is your name? I wouldn't ask. My name is Peter Klein. V e Ayanami. Hello, ECAASU, Martina Schmidt, vaja commonalty. Hello, my name is Martina Schmidt, or I am called Martina Schmidt. Where do you come from? Virginia Common Zebb. Each comment was mentioned, one said, I come from Munich and you. Each comment was mentioned on C. Each comment are to each other is warning, yet in Berlin, voguish plant complacency. I come from Austria, but I live now in Berlin. Which languages do you speak? Comment studies ABBA Evony yet in Berlin where his inspiration ze. ExpressJet English owned fanservice, I speak English and French, ExpressJet, English and French, this. Vas Mackenzie, Bertel Flesche, what do you do for a living, thus making Ziebell flesh? Ich bin liora Wannsee, I am a teacher and you Ich bin on, see? It's a student and I'm a student, each student in Vaastu. Dear Lindsay, what do you study? The study of Lindsay? Each to the other made it scene, I study medicine. Each studied medicine. All right, that's it for the first lesson. Up next, we'll take a closer look at the German alphabet and some special German sounds.