Help with German, v. off-topic

Dorian E. Gray israfel at
Thu Oct 26 16:35:29 EDT 2000

Bettina said...
> Everything's o.k. with the "Where are you?" (not that I would have
> expected something else from this list :-)
> Just  a small correction to this What's your name?
> >Literally, "Was ist dein Name?" (familiar) ::. that should be "Wie ist
> dein Name?"

Well, that was the construction they taught me in school.  And it is, as I
said a literal translation.  But I wouldn't dream of asking a German
anything other than "Wie heissen Sie?" (or "Wie heisst Du?"). ;-)

> Exactly. Ich bin beeindruckt. (I'm impressed.)

Mann, ist das toll!

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian. (Irishwoman who studied German for way too long!)
Dorian E. Gray
israfel at

No, I haven't lost my mind - it's backed up on tape somewhere.

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