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das heißt



Definitions

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das heißt
     adv. that is, that is to say
Analysis
das
     art. the; nominative singular neuter of der
     art. the; accusative singular neuter of der
     pron. who, that, which (relative) (In a subordinate clause, indicates a person or thing referenced in the main clause. Used with neuter singular referents).
          Ich kenne ein Mädchen, das das kann.
            I know a girl who can do that.
     der
          art. the; definite article for several declensions:
          art.    Nominative singular masculine
          art.    Genitive singular feminine
          art.    Dative singular feminine
          art.    Genitive plural for all genders.
heißt
     v. second-person singular present of heißen
     v. third-person singular present of heißen
     v. second-person plural present of heißen
     v. imperative plural of heißen
     heißen
          v. (intransitive) to have a name; to be named; to be called; but implying that one “owns” this name, not necessarily that one goes by it
               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.
          v. (transitive, dated except in fixed expressions) to call (someone something)



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