heißen

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German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ̯sn̩/, /ˈhaɪ̯sən/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German heizzan, compare Yiddish הייסן (heysn), from Proto-Germanic *haitaną. Cognate with archaic English hight (to name; to be named) and Dutch heten.

Verb[edit]

heißen (class 7 strong, third-person singular simple present heißt, past tense hieß, past participle geheißen, past subjunctive hieße, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to be called; to be named
    Wie heißt du? — “What is your name?”
    Ich heiße .... — “I am called ....”
  2. (transitive) to call (someone something)
  3. (intransitive) to mean
    Wie heißt „Auto“ auf Englisch? — "How do you say ‘Auto’ in English?"
  4. (impersonal) to say, to be said; to go, run (like);
    Es heißt, dass .... — “It is said that ....” or “They say that ....”
  5. (transitive) to direct, call to do something
    Sie hieß ihn nach Schule anrufen.
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Adjective[edit]

heißen

  1. strong masculine singular genitive form of heiß.
  2. strong masculine singular accusative form of heiß.
  3. strong neuter singular genitive form of heiß.
  4. strong plural dative form of heiß.
  5. weak masculine singular genitive form of heiß.
  6. weak masculine singular dative form of heiß.
  7. weak masculine singular accusative form of heiß.
  8. weak feminine singular genitive form of heiß.
  9. weak feminine singular dative form of heiß.
  10. weak neuter singular genitive form of heiß.
  11. weak neuter singular dative form of heiß.
  12. weak plural nominative form of heiß.
  13. weak plural genitive form of heiß.
  14. weak plural dative form of heiß.
  15. weak plural accusative form of heiß.
  16. mixed masculine singular genitive form of heiß.
  17. mixed masculine singular dative form of heiß.
  18. mixed masculine singular accusative form of heiß.
  19. mixed feminine singular genitive form of heiß.
  20. mixed feminine singular dative form of heiß.
  21. mixed neuter singular genitive form of heiß.
  22. mixed neuter singular dative form of heiß.
  23. mixed plural nominative form of heiß.
  24. mixed plural genitive form of heiß.
  25. mixed plural dative form of heiß.
  26. mixed plural accusative form of heiß.