Das Verb heissen ichheisse duheisst er/sie/esheisst wirheissen ihrheisst sie/Sieheissen Perfekthat geheissen Praeteritumhiess Iam called youare called he/she/itis called we are called yallare called they/you (f.)are called was called
Teachers note Sometimes, you have to translate German phrases into English ones that are more commonly used. We wouldnt say I am called (although you could). Instead, we would say My name is…….
That, and the verb we had died centuries ago….. The verb heissen once had an English cognate, the word hight, which meant to be named/called. It fell out of use centuries ago, though. Of course, someone could resurrect it…… –I hight Mr. Reierstad. What (or how?) hight you?
Okay, a slight detour….. There is actually a small group of people dedicated to preserving the English language as it was before the year 1066. Technology has given them their say. Shall we peek? The Anglish Moot
Pattycake? In a minute, I will teach you how we pattycake our verbs. You will then stand up and practice the verb heissen with 5 different partners, one at a time. When you are finished, please sit down and be quiet.
Wie heisst der Mann? Heisst der Mann Olaf? Ja, der Mann heisst Olaf.
Wie heisst die Frau? Heisst die Frau Gertrud? Nein, die Frau heisst Roswitha.
Wie heisst das Mädchen? Heisst das M ӓdchen Ingrid? Nein, das Maedchen heisst Sabine.
Wie heisst die Frau? Die Frau heisst Heidi Klum.
Wie heisst der Mann? Heisst er Thomas? Ja, er heisst Thomas. (Thomas Kretschmann) The Pianist King Kong Downfall
Wie heisst die Frau? Heisst die Frau Oprah? Nein, die Frau heisst Angela Merkel.
Wie heisst der Mann? Heisst er Arnold? Nein, er heisst Christof. (Christof Waltz)
Gespraech: A:Wie heisst du? B:Ich heisse _____. Wie heisst du? A:Ich heisse _____. B:Wie gehts? A:Es geht mir _____. Und dir? Wie geht es dir? B:Es geht mir _____. A:Tschuuuuuuuueess, ________. B:Tschuuuuuuuueess, ________.
After school detention Klaus- one month Katja- until Jan. Lars- infinity squared Volker- no hope! Britta- when does the Sun burn out again?
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