"What is your name?"

Translation:Как вас зовут?

November 12, 2015


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Just need to remember that when I want to ask "WHAT is your name?" to translate instead "HOW are you called?"

November 12, 2015


in Russian you can say. Как твоё имя? It means the same.

June 11, 2019


English is odd, isn't it, in that many european languages ask for a name more socially, like Russian does here?

May 18, 2019


Why is «Как тебя зовут» right? I thought тебя/ты was an informal/familiar form. Is there a time when you would actually use this ie. asking a friend their name? Or is this just an example to teach the «Как тебя ...» phrase?

November 14, 2015


Just an example. And, still, sometimes you are in an informal environment or are speaking to a kid.

November 14, 2015



November 14, 2015


Me: Как вас зовут? Duo: another translation is "Как вас зовут?"

July 1, 2019


For me sometimes they say another translation just because of a capital letter or missing punctuatiom hehehe its funny

September 19, 2019


Why is вас before the verb? Is it because we want to emphasise зовут, or is there some construction I don't know about here? Coming from Portuguese, the word order isn't strange, but I wonder if swapping the places of вас and зовут would be grammatically acceptable (it wouldn't in Portuguese).

May 8, 2019


Although "как зовут вас" is acceptable, I have never heard anyone say it this way. It might have a slightly different connotation, because switching words around in Russian can do that sometimes.

May 16, 2019


"kak ты зовут" is not accepted, is it wrong? or i should report?

November 13, 2015


It is wrong.

November 13, 2015


Why? thanks in advance.

November 14, 2015


The sentence is "How do they call you?". The "you" is the direct object of "call", and must be in the accusative case. The accusative of ты is тебя.

November 16, 2015


So correct ones are вас, тебя. What about твой?

October 16, 2018


The correct version with твой will be "Как твоё имя?". The pronoun is in the neuter form because the noun is neuter.

January 9, 2019


Why can't it read out the sentences!? Duolingo doesn't teach you the alphabet at all!

June 23, 2019


I had to look up the Russian alphabet song on YouTube before continuing on Duolingo.

July 22, 2019


I have a question about the difference between как and что Because I had to use как for what instead of что why is that?

October 13, 2019


I'm not sure but I think this sentence is like "How are you called" https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BA_%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%81_%D0%B7%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%83%D1%82

October 14, 2019
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