"What is your pet's name?"

Translation:¿Cómo se llama tu mascota?

June 8, 2018



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)?

June 14, 2018


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"

August 4, 2018


Actually, the literal translation of "cómo se llama" is "how does one call." Since we're teaching literal translations....

March 7, 2019


actually the literal translation of Como se llama is how are you called.

May 14, 2019


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?

June 4, 2019


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.

August 14, 2019


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"?

September 13, 2018


I think qué is followed by a noun: qué día and cual by a verb in particular cual es

April 24, 2019


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.

September 20, 2018


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 .

June 4, 2019


Alternate translation:

"¿cómo se llama su mascota?"

July 30, 2018


Cómo was used as what and earlier it was how now which is which

October 16, 2018


The both means how. Literally it translates how do you call yourself or how are you called.

April 24, 2019


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!

June 17, 2019


I put 'cómo llamas a tu mascota' it was marked wrong could I use this or not?

July 25, 2018


Is better use "cómo se llama tu mascota?".

August 2, 2018


What does you pet call itself? wouldn't 'te llama' be more appropriate?

February 26, 2019


yeah... you probably right D-man

February 26, 2019


Am I missing something, or is this Spanish sentence lacking a verb?

June 8, 2018


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..

July 30, 2018


....or missing an "of" (de)?

June 8, 2018


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.

June 8, 2018


Is it possible to use "cómo tu mascota se llama?" Instead of "cómo se llama tu mascota?" ?

March 21, 2019

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    June 2, 2019


    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

    June 2, 2019


    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.

    June 4, 2019


    Can anyone please tell me the difference between Como and Que (with their accents) ?

    July 6, 2019


    Hey, im a little confused. Can someone explain why the sentence was arranged that way?

    July 22, 2019


    Fisher Price has hover words that don't match the answer which marks me wrong. Thanks for the bait/switch, Duo.

    September 2, 2019


    I put "Como te llama de su mascota" is that not pretty much "What is the name of your pet?"

    September 5, 2019


    What's the difference between "te llama and se llama " or how to know when to use them?

    October 6, 2019


    cual es tu mascotas nombre?

    February 13, 2019


    Que es la nombre de su gato?

    April 23, 2019


    (I too can't get accents on my keyboard, so forgive the lack of them in my reply).

    1. It should be el nombre rather than la nombre (nombre is masculine).
    2. gato is a cat, not a pet in general. A pet could be any of a wide range of animals.
    3. 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.
    April 23, 2019


    The apostrophe should be after the s to signify possession

    May 23, 2019


    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?”

    June 3, 2019


    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.

    June 4, 2019


    It’s also placed before the “s” to denote possession.

    June 4, 2019


    You're talking to an English teacher and you're wrong!! It's placed after the S for possession whether singular or plural.

    June 5, 2019


    Then you’re teaching incorrectly.

    June 5, 2019
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