"Are you Ivan Ivanovich?"

Translation:Вы Иван Иванович?

November 9, 2015



Ti is also acceptable answer, marked wrong here.

November 9, 2015


Иван Иванович is a full name, so you have to use formal "you" too. On the other hand, Ваня is an informal name of Иван, so the question "Ты Ваня?" is correct and the question "Вы Ваня?" is wrong.

November 9, 2015


so it's wrong to put 'Tbl Ivan Ivanovic'? Every time?

November 20, 2015


I'm not a native speaker, but I think ты would be correct speaking with a child, or for two schoolboys talking to each-other. That's not an unusual context.

February 5, 2016


Yeah, that's wrong.

November 20, 2015


" Вы Ваня?" - это правильно, верно! Так обращаются к молодым людям заслуживающим уважения! Учите русский!

March 29, 2019


Not to mention that if you are asking someone if their name is [insert name], chances are you don't know them and thus should address them formally.

When it comes to respect more is better than less.

April 20, 2016


I'm pretty sure there is million of situations when you can ask someone their name and surname without having to address them formally - either someone your age, younger, or in an informal situation. Thus singular you should also be accepted.

December 12, 2016


In Russian language it's acceptable to you both 'Ты' and 'Вы' in this case. And the same for 'Вы Ваня?' - it's correct sentence. It's not so widely used, but nothing prevents you to use it.

November 11, 2015


why " вас зовут иван иванович ? " is wrong ??????

May 29, 2016


I believe that means "Is your name Ivan Ivanovich" while the sentence is "ARE YOU Ivan Ivanovich".

July 29, 2016


What's the difference between ты and вы?

July 29, 2016


Ты is singular (informal). Вы is plural (formal).

July 29, 2016


So, ты is T: tu and вы is V: vous? I.e. the T/V distinction?

August 18, 2017


Please tell me when to use вы or ты and why

January 4, 2019


"Вы" Is formal. Use it with virtually everyone who is an adult that you are not very close to. "Ты" is used only with people you are very close to and when adults are speaking to children.

June 12, 2019


And, "вы" is used when speaking to more than one person.

June 12, 2019


Is Ivan Ivanovich a famous person?

And, why would someone's first and last names be so similar?

April 18, 2019


why is Вас иван иванович wrong? Isn't вас the polite you?

May 5, 2019


So ты is you when speaking to someone else and вы is you but when talking to two or more people, right?

May 21, 2019


Every time I say "Ivan Ivanovich" into my phone, it types "умер"after it. A second or two later it deletes the"умер." Weird and a little creepy. Anyone else have the same problem?

June 12, 2019


I thought ты was male and вы was demale :( this has confused me more

July 17, 2019
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