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Different forms of heißen heißen volume_up volume_up  | have a name

Conjugation of German Verb "heißen"

geheißen Past Participle help
haben Auxiliary help
heißend Present Participle help

Present help

ichheiße volume_up volume_up
duheißt volume_up volume_up
erheißt volume_up volume_up
wirheißen volume_up volume_up
ihrheißt volume_up volume_up
sieheißen volume_up volume_up

Simple Past

ichhieß volume_up volume_up
duhießest volume_up volume_up
erhieß volume_up volume_up
wirhießen volume_up volume_up
ihrhießet volume_up volume_up
siehießen volume_up volume_up

Commands

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heiße(du)
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heißenwir
heißt(ihr)
heißenSie

Conditional

ichhieße volume_up volume_up
duhießest volume_up volume_up
erhieße volume_up volume_up
wirhießen volume_up volume_up
ihrhießet volume_up volume_up
siehießen volume_up volume_up

Attribution

ichheiße volume_up volume_up
duheißest volume_up volume_up
erheiße volume_up volume_up
wirheißen volume_up volume_up
ihrheißet volume_up volume_up
sieheißen volume_up volume_up

Definitions of German Verb "heißen"

  1. to have a name; to be named; to be called; but implying that one “;owns”; this name; not necessarily that one goes by it (intransitive)
    Wie heißt du?
    What is your name?
    Ich heiße ...‎ ― I’m called ...
    Ich werde Lutz genannt, aber ich heiße Ludger.
    They call me Lutz, but my name is Ludger.
  2. to call (transitive, dated except in fixed expressions) (someone something) (literally)
    Ich heiße Sie herzlich willkommen!
    (literally) I call you cordially welcome!
  3. to mean (intransitive)
    Wie heißt „Auto“ auf Englisch?
    How do you say ‘Auto’ in English?
  4. to say; to be said; to go; run (impersonal) (like)
    Es heißt, dass ...‎ ― It is said that ...; They say that ...
  5. to direct; call to do something (transitive)
    Sie hieß ihn, nach der Schule anzurufen.
    She told him to call after school

About German Verb "heißen"

The German verb heißen is one of the most commonly used German verbs. According to our analysis of 100,000+ German news articles, heißen is the 22nd most used verb. Our data on the German verb heißen comes from Wiktionary and is verified through secondary sources like Duden. The different colors in our verb conjugation chart represent certain morphological transformations. These verb cojugations are derived algorithmically.