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"Jak se jmenuješ?"

Translation:What is your name?

October 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanneJACQ2

Would I be using the ty form if I didn't even know the person's name. Or is this talking to a child?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladaFu

That really depends on the social situation. Normally, one uses the vy form for adult strangers, but in certain communities (certain sports and hobbies, perhaps religious communities,...) people call each other ty by default.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abiscott8

Hi, Why is this 'jak' and not 'co'? I have jak= how in my notes Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JanLyko
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Try to remember the whole phrase. It is similiar to German "Wie heißt du?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ion1122

It is like "How are you called/How do they call you"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamie08MD

"What" also gets translated as "jaký" or "který" in Czech. Here, you could ask "Jaké je tvoje jméno?", but "Jak se jmenuješ?" is used more often when asking for someone's name.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianM218751

Or literally "how do you call yourself?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladaFu

That is not really literal to me. I would accept that for Slovak "Ako sa voláš?" where volat is really to call (even by a telephone).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheIronPyrate

How would you normally answer that question? "Jmenuji se _" or "Jsem ____"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladaFu

Either is fine, but "Jmenuji se " follows the question more directly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robyn840734

Could you also answer "moje jméno je ___" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VladaFu

You could. But it is less natural as a reaction here.

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