"Ma'am, what is your name?"

Translation:Señora, ¿cómo se llama usted?

7 months ago

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/CaroleStew1

How do I know when to use "te llama" VS "se llama" please

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spiceyokooko
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...te llama - uses the you (familiar/informal) tú form for asking the question what is your name. Generally used for people younger than you or friends and family that you know.

...se llama - uses the you (unfamiliar/formal) usted form for asking the question what is your name. Generally used for people older than you, that you don't know or for showing respect.

:-)

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/1122P
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Minor correction: ..te llamaS

Here is the list: (Yo) me llamO = My name is ... (Tu') te llamAS = Your name is... (e'l; ella; usted) se llamA

(nosotros) no llamamos (ellos, ellas, ustedes) se llamAN.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mya13295

What about vosotros?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shwoosh1

Vosotros is only used in Spain but I am fairly sure that the verb ending for it is "ais." (Note the a has an accent in ais)

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicRaeMae
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It doesn't accept it without the 'usted' on the end, is that correct? Because I thought adding it is optional, to put emphasis on a word, as in saying 'yo soy' instead of just 'soy'

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CeeCeeSong

it accepted it without the usted, but the usted isn't optional if you're doing it formal.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AslTrkanBa

Cant it be "Cual es el nombre"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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That means "What is the name"

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dragonrat703

Why is it como instead of que

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alfalfa2

In Spanish one asks "How are you called?" not "What are you called?" That's just the way it is. Watch for these differences in language usage. For example, in German you also ask not, "What is your name?" but rather "How are you called?" ("Wie heissen Sie?")

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aiden.con

por que no puedo dicer senorita?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PlasticFork12

Señora is Ma'am, Mrs. or lady. Señorita is lady or miss. The sentence used Ma'am so Señora is appropriate.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dmayowells

Duolingo isn't accepting ¿Cómo se llama usted, Señora? Is that wrong?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maikasavaila

That's the wrong sentence order, it's: Señora, ¿cómo se llama usted?

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MiklePavlo
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Please help.

Why when Duo gives example with Señor it is "Como te llamas"?

But with señora it is "Como se llama usted"

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CeeCeeSong

they just go back and forth on familiar/formal; it is just a happenstance that it worked out that way, has nothing to do with the gender. Just like in English the past 20 or 30 years you will have one sentence with a he and another sentence with a she, to give credence to "inclusion." They are doing the same thing with the formal/informal.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patricia345776

Why does usted come after asking the name?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marcybats
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Simply grammar. I'm not sure of all the grammar rules of Spanish are. Almost every language has it's own grammar rules. Like in English you say "green book" but in Spanish you say "libro verde".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shirazy747

What's the difference you put the name :at begining, or at the end??

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BaciLacsi
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I wrote "Señora cômo usted se llama" correct ?

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piperTom

When I ask an English lady "how are you called", she might answer "Patricia", "Pat", "Patty", or "You can call me Sweetie." But "what is your name" calls for only the first option. Is it similar in Spanish?

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bassheadxx

Is it incorrect to say "cual es tu nombre"?

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Donald798622
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How about : Como es su nombre?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/levelledout

That means "How is your name?".

However "Señora, ¿cuál es tu nombre?" is a perfectly valid answer and is also being rejected.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Donald798622
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In English you could say, "How do you name yourself?" Perfectly reasonable, but not the way we say it. Same with Spanish...

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Because you would not address an unfamiliar señora as "tú".

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/levelledout

Sorry "¿Cómo es tu nombre? is also correct, I can't edit the comment.

6 months ago
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