German Verb Conjugations - heissen (to be named, called) - Present Tense

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German Verb Conjugations

HEISSEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

The German verb heißen (to be named, called) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

PRESENT TENSE • PRÄSENS

Principal Parts: heißen • hieß • geheißen

Imperative (Commands): (du) Heiße! (ihr) Heißt! Heißen Sie!

HEISSEN
Present Tense - Präsens

Irregular Verbs: The verb HEISSEN (to be named) is a strong (irregular) verb. In the present tense singular, it has only two forms: heiße (ich) and heißt (du, er/sie/es). Its past tense forms hieß and geheißen are irregular. The verb heißen can have the following meanings: to call, to be named/called, to mean, to bid/command/tell, to say.
DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich heißeI am named/called
my name is
du heißtyou are named/called
your name is
er heißt
  
sie heißt
  
es heißt
he is named/called
his name is
she is named/called
her name is
it is named/called
its name is
PLURAL
wir heißenwe are named/called
our name is
ihr heißtyou (guys) are named/called
your name is
sie heißenthey are named/called
their name is
Sie heißenyou are named/called
your name is
Examples:
Wie heißen Sie?
What is your name?
Was soll das heißen?
What is that supposed to mean?
What do you mean by that?
See more verbs in our 20 Most-Used German Verbs.


German Verb Conjugations
HEISSEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

PAST TENSES • VERGANGENHEIT

The German verb heißen (to be called, named) conjugated in all its tenses and moods

The German Subjunctive II - How to form it, when to use it

 

HEISSEN
Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich hießI was named/called
du hießtyou were named/called
er hieß
sie hieß
es hieß
he was named/called
she was named/called
it was named/called
PLURAL
wir hießenwe were named/called
ihr hießtyou (guys) were named/called
sie hießenthey were named/called
Sie hießenyou were named/called

 

HEISSEN
Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich habe geheißenI have been called
I was named
du hast geheißenyou have been called
you were named
er hat geheißen
 
sie hat geheißen
 
es hat geheißen
he has been named
he was named
she has been named
she was named
it has been named
it was named
PLURAL
wir haben geheißenwe have been named/called
our name was
ihr habt geheißenyou (guys) have been named/called
your name was
sie haben geheißenthey have been named/called
their name was
Sie haben geheißenyou have been named/called
your name was

 

HEISSEN
Past Perfect Tense - Plusquamperfekt

DEUTSCHENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich hatte geheißenI had been named/called
my name had been
du hattest geheißenyou had been named/called
your name had been
er hatte geheißen
  
sie hatte geheißen
  
es hatte geheißen
he had been named/called
his name had been
she had been named/called
her name had been
it had been named/called
its name had been
PLURAL
wir hatten geheißenwe had been named/called
our name had been
ihr hattet geheißenyou (guys) had been named/called
your name had been
sie hatten geheißenthey had been named/called
their name had been
Sie hatten geheißenyou had been named/called
your name had been
See more verbs in our 20 Most-Used German Verbs

 

The German Subjunctive II
How to form it, when to use it.

20 Most-Used German Verbs
A ranked list of the most commonly used verbs.

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