Describe yourself in German
It’s useful to know how to describe yourself in German when you’re meeting new people, speaking to an official person or filling out a form. After this free audio lesson you’ll find it easier to describe yourself in German.
If you’re booking into at a hotel, or going for an interview, you will be asked some basic personal questions in German. What is your name? Where are you from? What is your date of birth?
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How to describe yourself in German
Questions and Answers
When you’re responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets. When you talk about your date of birth you have to add the ending –ten to the number. For example: “Mein Geburtstag ist am fünften vierten 1984.” (05.04.1984). There are only two exceptions where the whole number changes: “ersten” (first) and “dritten” (third).
Filling out Forms
If you find yourself being asked to fill out forms with your personal details, you won’t get the complete questions that you’ve studied above. Instead, you’ll get short words or phrases.