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Je m'appelle Cathy. Comment appelle nous?

November 16, 2017



"My name is Cathy. What is our name?"

If you're trying to ask other people's names, you would say "Comment appelez-vous?" "Vous" is French for "You". "Nous" means "We."

"appelle" is the "je" form of "appeler". You need to conjugate that verb. Just as you wouldn't say "What am your name," French has grammar formulas. Wordreference could help you.

Good luck with your learning.

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« Comment appelez-vous ? » means "How do you call?" (as in "how do you call this object?"). As you've noticed through the English translation, something is missing.

If you want to say "What's your name?", you should say: « Comment vous appelez-vous ? ».

The verb infinitive being «S'appeler » (literaly "to call oneself"). Therefore, « Comment vous appelez-vous ? »" literaly means "How do you call yourself". By the way, "vous" = "yourself".


I'm pretty sure are correct, or the correct way is similar, since with the less formal way it is "Comment t'appelles-tu" with t' at the start.

So, we can't contract vous, right? Never? There probably are no contractions, but yes, I think we have to add vous in front of appelez. Or is it appellez...


Only « Comment vous appelez-vous ? » means "What's your name?".

The other one lacks a complement. « Comment appelez-vous X ? » (« X » being the lacking complement) = "How do you call X?"

You're right, we can't contract « Nous ». Only « Me »; « Te »; « Se » can be elided, or as you said contracted.

We double the « L » if what comes after the « L » is mute.

Ex: « Tu appelles. ». Here, « es » isn't pronunced therefore we double the « L ». (same rule applies to « rappeler »

Ex : « Appelé » You pronunce « é », therefore one « L ».


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