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Eric: Welcome to GermanPod101.com. This is 3-Minute German, Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in German.
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Eric: Here's the informal way to say 'Hi I'm Albert.' in German.
Albert: [Normal] Hallo, ich heiße Albert.
Eric: First is the word meaning 'Hi'
Albert: [Normal] Hallo [Slow] Hallo
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] ich [Slow] ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Albert: [Normal] heiße [Slow] heiße
Eric: Last comes the name, 'Albert'
Albert: [Normal] Albert [Slow] Albert
Eric: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Hi I'm Albert.'
Albert: [Slow] Hallo, ich heiße Albert. [Normal] Hallo, ich heiße Albert.
Eric: Ok, now let's see the formal way to say 'Good day, I'm Albert Metz.'
Albert: [Normal] Guten Tag, ich heiße Albert Metz.
Eric: First is a word meaning 'Good day'
Albert: [Normal] Guten Tag [Slow] Guten Tag
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Albert: [Normal] ich [Slow] ich
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Albert: [Normal] heiße [Slow] heiße
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'Albert Metz’, the person's full name
Albert: [Normal] Albert Metz [Slow] Albert Metz
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Good day, I'm Albert Metz.'
Albert: [Slow] Guten Tag, ich heiße Albert Metz. [Normal] Guten Tag, ich heiße Albert Metz.
Eric: Following is the informal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Albert: [Normal] Schön, dich kennenzulernen.
Eric: First is the word meaning 'pleasure'
Albert: [Normal] Schön [Slow] Schön
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'you (informal)'
Albert: [Normal] dich [Slow] dich
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to know you'
Albert: [Normal] kennenzulernen [Slow] kennenzulernen
Eric: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Albert: [Slow] Schön, dich kennenzulernen. [Normal] Schön, dich kennenzulernen.
Eric: Finally is a formal way to say 'Nice to meet you.'
Albert: [Normal] Schön, Sie kennenzulernen.
Eric: First is the word meaning 'pleasure'
Albert: [Normal] Schön [Slow] Schön
Eric: Next is the word meaning 'you (formal)'
Albert: [Normal] Sie [Slow] Sie
Eric: Last is the word meaning 'to know you'
Albert: [Normal] kennenzulernen [Slow] kennenzulernen
Eric: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Nice to meet you.'
Albert: [Slow] Schön, Sie kennenzulernen. [Normal] Schön, Sie kennenzulernen.
Cultural Insight
Eric: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Albert: When you introduce yourself, it's good manners to shake hands. If you are not sure whether to use schön, dich kennenzulernen or schön, Sie kennenzulernen just say simply sehr erfreut.
If you use the correct sentence with German people, they’ll definitely be impressed!

Outro

Eric: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Can you introduce yourself in German?

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Hallo, guten tag ich heiße Anna. Schön, sie kennenzulernen

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Hello, Ich heiße José Pérez. Schön, Sie kennenzulernen😄

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Ich hieße C. Speller. Sehr erfreut

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Hallo germanpod101. Ich heiße ali. Schön, dich kennenzulernen😁❤

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Hallo, guten tag ich heibe Marilyn