A brand-new girl moved below and also does not speak Spanish. I"m trying to talk to her. I"m trying to learn her name.

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I hope you don't mind that I corrected some capitalization and also spelling mistakes. We have actually human being discovering English right here. - sanlee, ABR 25, 2011
As well, remember this is a English to Spanish & Spanish to English learning website, inquiries around other languages need to be asked somewright here the languages are taught. =) - DJ_Huero, ABR 25, 2011

¿Cómo te llamas? personal

¿Cómo se llama? formal

Both of the above concerns are literally asking, "What do you speak to yourself"?Because llamas and llama are both conjugations of llamar, which implies, to speak to. However those creates are frequently used to ask somebody their name.

If you wanted to say, I speak to myself... , you would certainly say,

Me llamo.....

Feliz did provide a good answer, however I believed I might clarify that their is a distinction between saying I speak to myself ........ and also saying my name is.

If I litteraly wanted to say my name is, I would certainly say,

Mi nombre es ...

If you litteraly wanted to say, what is your name, you would say,

¿Cuál es tu nombre? personal

¿Cuál es su nombre? formal

However that is even more interrigative and also is not heard as frequently. But if you do hear it, you will not be puzzled by understanding the difference. You could even hear it like so,

¿Tu nombre?

¿Su nombre?

Thought I can conserve you some confusion, for as soon as you hear the variables.

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updated ABR 25, 2011
posted by EL_MAG0

Hello Lily and Welpertained to the jiyuushikan.orgforum

Spanish 1 ¿Cómo te llamas? If you are talking to a friend/someone you recognize well or a boy, or someone younger than you

2 ¿Cómo se llama Ud? If you are talking to an older perkid, a stranger or someone in authority

In case she might sheight French:

French 1 : Comment vous appelez-vous? = What is your name? This is the french formal form (indistinguishable to ¿Cómo se llama Ud? ) used to address civilization you execute not know/older people

French 2 Comment t"appeles-tu? The informal develop to deal with friends and people you recognize well, civilization younger than you and children

Brazilian Portuguese: Cual é o seu nome? = What is your name? Como (você) se chama? What is your name?

I would encourage you to listen to the Spanish lessons easily accessible right here on video clips presented by our qualified teacher Paralee Whitmire I think she mentions questions choose that in her first leskid. Here is a connect to the lessons link text

We also have actually many type of various other great resources such as the phrase book where you deserve to type in your asked for phrase/s and also you will certainly be taken to a web page with words and also phrases attached to your asked for phrase written in Spanish and English. All the phrases are checked by a team of fluent and also progressed speakers prior to being accepted.