"Excuse me, what is your name?"


December 1, 2017



I forget (or never learned) what 打扰了 is. Can someone help out? Thanks

October 27, 2018


打扰 is a verb which means to disturb, especially other people's life, work, routine or plan; So 打扰了 means "I disturbed you".
(BTW personally I think it's a bit awkward to use it in Duolingo's sentence. Usually we would say 不好意思 or 对不起).

打扰了 is best used in situations of receiving hospitality, e.g. when you enter a friend's house for a dinner treat, or for passing a weekend.

October 28, 2018


Thanks for the explanation. When You have time, could you also add the Pinyin for the pronunciation? Thanks in advance.

October 28, 2018


Remember to follow the rules of change of tones to change da3 to da2.

October 30, 2018



November 4, 2018


How do you pronounce it?

November 4, 2018


I must have missed where those first three characters came up earlier... despite keeping a comprehensive record of all characters presented :/

October 22, 2018


Actually, it is the unfortunate thing with Duolingo. They introduce words that they did not teach in the beginning of the lesson, some of them not even having a pronunciation sound track to them.

You did not miss anything, I am the same. :(

January 21, 2019


Could you also say? 对不起,你叫什么名字?

December 1, 2017


It should be fine. 不好义思 would be a natural way to pardon yourself.

Actually I personally feel that 你叫什么? is a bit rude. I can't figure out why a person that starts politely with 请问 would finish the question like that.

December 1, 2017


How would you rephrase yhis question so it's more polite?

January 30, 2019


不好意思 bu4 hao3 yi4 si would be the right phrase to use if you walk up to someone randomly, an want to say 'excuse me' in that sense. 对不起 is used more as an actual apology. 请问 is a more general, polite way to introduce a question, and could be used in the middle of a conversation, not only at the beginning.

December 22, 2017


No sound for excuse me. How does is sound?

November 29, 2018


Dá rǎo le. (Dǎ changes to dá.)

January 6, 2019



February 20, 2019


“请问, 你的名字是什么?” was not accepted. Is it wrong?

July 13, 2018


Usually "what's your name" is translated as “你叫什么?” or “你叫什么名字?”.

Literally "you called what?" or "you called what name?".

I've never seen "你的名字” or “我的性”。 I think you shouldn't use "de" on names and last names.

April 9, 2019


April 11, 2019


Wht about the 名字? Or the 叫 substitute for that?

December 12, 2017


Actually it is 什么. 什么 works largely like What and it can be an interrogative pronoun (as in A) as well as an interrogative determiner (as in B).
A. 你叫什么? / What are you called?
B. 你叫什么名字?/ What name are you called?

December 12, 2017


It's not a substitute and I think usually you would include "mingzi"

March 22, 2018


it should accept "你的名字是甚麼?", the qestion is "What is your name?" not "What are you called?", so both should be accepted. Using 繁體字 never affects the answer, so that's not the problem.

May 20, 2018


it's missing "mingzi" ni jiao shenme mingzi?

March 6, 2018


Not enough Chinese characters to complete the answer. Not reasonable to say wrong

October 13, 2018


The correct solution provided appears to be totally different from the one in question . The solution contains (first three letters and letters sixth and seventh in the 2nd are not in the pingyin key board appearing below the task.

October 17, 2018


No sound for the beginning of the sentence. Hard to understand it if i can't even hear the sound.

February 19, 2019


No audio for strange new word.

March 9, 2019


Why not the "normal" words for "Excuse me?"

March 17, 2019


Please, remove 打扰了. None of these characters has been introduced yet.

This lesson have thaugh us "Excuse me" as 请问。

Please, add 请问 to the pool of words.

April 9, 2019


We should welcome new words

April 11, 2019


Of course, but you can't guess the meaning of a chinese character by how it looks, even more, you can't even know how to pronounce it, so, how are we supposed to know that 打扰了 is a valid answer? by pure guess?

I can't recognize or even spell any of those characters becouse none of them has been introduced on any lesson yet, so, am i supposed to get a correct answer by guessing? Even if i do it by chance, that doesn't mean that i've actually learned it.

Again, i agree with your statement, but not as a justification for this.

April 14, 2019


You forgot mingzi

April 9, 2018


Why not 你叫什么名字?

April 20, 2018


你叫什么名字 should really be accepted as a correct answer.

July 3, 2018


no, because the English sentence contains "Excuse me".

Duolingo tends to use the literal translation, especially for the first lessons of the course

August 2, 2018


Why is this incorrect?

October 13, 2018


What is the fuckingness with answer?

November 28, 2018
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