"What is your pet's name?"
Translation:¿Cómo se llama tu mascota?
The literal translation of "¿Cómo se llama?" is "What do you call yourself?" which is fine when asking people what their names are... but a pet can't call itself anything, so I wrote, "¿Cuál es el nombre de tu mascota?" and it was accepted.
Would a native Spanish speaker make that distinction, though? Or is "¿Cómo se llama?" used universally, regardless of whether it's a pet or even an inanimate object (such as a doll)?
While se is often translated reflexively, it can also be used passively.
"llamarse" is better translated as "to be called" rather than "to call oneself"
Actually, the literal translation of "cómo se llama" is "how does one call." Since we're teaching literal translations....
Not exactly. If "se" is used as the impersonal se, it means one. This is what you see in the signs that say "Se habla español which is literally translated as "One speaks Spanish" although many translate it as "Spanish is spoken." And "se" can also be the reflexive pronoun which is translated as yourself, himself or herself. ¿Cómo se llama usted? = How do you call yourself? ¿Cómo se llama él? = How does he call himself?
Yeah, I was thinking the proper answer to this would probably be 'Woof!' (Or 'Guau!' as I gather they say in Spanish). But as mofvanes says, se is a standard passive form.
I put "¿Qué es el nombre de tu mascota?", but was told that the right answer is '¿Cual es el nombre de tu mascota?" could someone explain the difference between "que" and "cual"?
I think qué is followed by a noun: qué día and cual by a verb in particular cual es
It accepted both "¿Cuál es el nombre de tu mascota?" and "¿Cómo se llama tu mascota?". Upon further research, I see that "qué es" is not typically used to find out general information like a name or telephone number. "Cuál es" is used instead.
Cuál es is used to suggest or ask for a selection or choice from a group. When you ask ¿Cuál es tu nombre? it is as if you are asking of all the names which one is yours .
The both means how. Literally it translates how do you call yourself or how are you called.
Great! I wrote, "Como te llama," thinking how do you call your pet, but Duo didn't like it very much. I think, if I think, "How does one call...," I may get such questions correct. Wish me luck!
Llamar (the infinitive verb can be translated as: to call , get , knock , name , ring , call up , call in , summon , term , call back , call upon , ring up , beckon , buzz , call over , call off , whip in , get on to , have in , holloa , hollo
Whatever those last things are..
No, nothing is missing. "Llamarse" is a verb used to tell or find out a name.
Me llamo Carolina. My name is Carolina.
¿Cómo te llamas? What is your name?
¿Cómo se llama tu hermana? What is your sister's name?
¿Cómo se llaman tus padres? What are your parents' names?
Se llaman Alberto y Carmen. Their names are Alberto and Carmen.
Nos llamamos Alí y Noa. Our names are Ali and Noa.
Is it possible to use "cómo tu mascota se llama?" Instead of "cómo se llama tu mascota?" ?
In the English translation they are putting what is your pet's name, it should be pets' .... the apostrophe or comma should go after the s
The word "mascota" was used. That is singular. For the singular case, it is "What is your pet's name." For the plural, it would "What are your pets' names." At least that is the way I see it.
Can anyone please tell me the difference between Como and Que (with their accents) ?
Hey, im a little confused. Can someone explain why the sentence was arranged that way?
Fisher Price has hover words that don't match the answer which marks me wrong. Thanks for the bait/switch, Duo.
I put "Como te llama de su mascota" is that not pretty much "What is the name of your pet?"
What's the difference between "te llama and se llama " or how to know when to use them?
(I too can't get accents on my keyboard, so forgive the lack of them in my reply).
- It should be el nombre rather than la nombre (nombre is masculine).
- gato is a cat, not a pet in general. A pet could be any of a wide range of animals.
- The last bit, I am not sure why in this case it is preferred to have Cual instead of Que (I thought you use Cual when you have a range of options, and that it is used to indicate in effect "which of these options ...". Perhaps someone could shed more light on that.
That is incorrect. It’s a single “pet” therefore it’s an apostrophe followed by an “s. If you’re asking someone about their multiple pets then you could put the apostrophe after the “s”, as in “What are your pets’ names?”
That's wrong the apostrophe comes before the s when a letter is missing. eg. that's the apostrophe is replacing the i , in that is becomes that's.
You're talking to an English teacher and you're wrong!! It's placed after the S for possession whether singular or plural.