Grammar

Personal pronouns: Sie

Unfamiliar adults are addressed in the first instance with Sie.

This formal address is also used in different formal situations, e.g. at the doctor's or with officials.

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Ich heiße Lisa Brunner. Und wie heißen Sie? – Ich heiße Sigi Körner.

 

The formal address is the same in the singular and plural:

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Singular formal address Sie heißen
Plural formal address Sie heißen

 

Wie heißen Sie? – Ich heiße Sigi Körner.

Wie heißen Sie? – Ich heiße Lisa Brunner, und das ist Nicolás González.

The formal address is always written with a capital letter.

 

Grammatical terms in German:

das Personalpronomen: Personal pronouns refer to people or things. The words ich, du and Sie are examples of personal pronouns.

der Singular: The singular is used when we are talking about one individual person or thing.

der Plural: The plural is used when we are talking about several people or things.

 

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