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Wenn jemand kommt und sagt: 'Hallo, ich bin Herr XYZ', dann schreibst Du sofort den Namen auf

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Wenn
     n-n. (informal) if
     conj. (subordinating) when
     conj. (subordinating) if (on the condition that)
jemand
     pron. (indefinite) someone, somebody
kommt
     v. third person singular of kommen
     v. second person plural of kommen
     v. imperative plural of kommen
     kommen
          v. (intransitive) to come; to arrive
          v. (intransitive) to come to; to come over (go somewhere so as to join someone else)
          v. (intransitive) to get; to make it (go somewhere in a way that implies an obstacle or difficulty to be overcome)
          v. (intransitive) to go to; to be put in (go somewhere in a way that is predetermined or prearranged)
          v. (intransitive) to come on
          v. (intransitive, impersonal) to occur; to happen; to come to be
          v. (intransitive) to be played (of a song or film)
          v. (intransitive, personal or impersonal + dative) to orgasm; to cum
und
     conj. (co-ordinating) and
     interj. so?, now?
sagt
     v. third-person singular present of sagen
     v. second-person plural present of sagen
     v. imperative plural of sagen
     sagen
          v. (transitive or intransitive) to say; to tell
'Hallo
ich
     pron. I
bin
     v. first-person singular present of sein
     sein
          v. (with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative) to be
          v. (with a predicate adjective and an indirect object) to feel (to experience a certain condition)
          v. (auxiliary) forms the present perfect and past perfect tense of certain intransitive verbs
          v. (intransitive) to exist; there be; to be alive
          v. (intransitive, colloquial) to have the next turn (in a game, in a queue, etc.)
          v. (intransitive, child language) to be it; to be the tagger in a game of tag
          det. his
          det. its (when the owning object/article/thing/animal etc., is neuter (das) or masculine (m))
Herr
     n-m. Mr., mister, sir
     n-m. gentleman
     n-m. master, lord, generally denotes that somebody has control over something, either in a generic or in a regal sense
     n-m. Lord, God
     n-m. Used as a title of respect that is not translated into English or replaced with Sir:
XYZ'
dann
     adv. then, after that
     adv. then, in that case
schreibst ... auf
     v. second-person singular present of aufschreiben
     aufschreiben
          v. to mark down / to make a note (of something)
          v. to mark out
          v. (medical) to prescribe (medicine)
Du
     pron. alternative case form of du (you (singular)) (especially when used as a direct address in letters)
     n. literally: the thou, the you (singular)
sofort
     adv. immediately, at once
den
     art. the; accusative masculine singular of der
     art. the; dative plural for all genders of der
     pron. that; whom; accusative singular of der
Namen
     n. inflected form of Name
     Name
          n-m. name (forename, Christian name, given name)
          n-m. name (surname, family name)
          n-m. name (full name)
          n-m. (grammar, in compounds) noun, examples include Eigenname (proper noun), m (appellative or common noun). Note: Compounds which aren't hyponyms of substantive are rare and obsolete, like Hauptnam


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