"Es mi nombre."
Translation:It is my name.
I said "This is my name" instead of "it is my name". Why is that wrong?
its wrong because there isn't a 'this' in the sentence / question / problem. for example, "this is my name" would be "este es mi nombre". "it is my name" would instead be "es mi nombre", hence it doesnt have 'este (this)'. hope this helped! (ps: my spanish isn't very good but from what i understand this is how it works.) If any spanish speakers find something wrong in my explanation please correct me!
She is correct. "es" might be a direct translation to "is", but in many other cases it means "it is".
es mi nombre - it is my name
este es mi nombre - this is my name
ese es mi nombre - that is my name
Or could it be, "Ese es mi nombre?" Probably wrong, but i wanted to offer the alternative.
As far as I know you need to include the "'s" in that's so the second one I could be wrong tho
If by 'number' you mean 'nombre', then stop using translators. many times they are unreliable. The word for 'number' in Spanish is "numero", not 'nombre'.
Nope. 'nombre' directly translates to 'name', and 'number' is actually 'numero'.
The system does not seem to be hearing my response. This has happened repeatedly recently.
Me too. Both times with this sentence 'It is my name' is marked incorrect.
Ha ha. Just realised it is because i should have typed in spanish, not english. Sillly me.
Incorrect. Es = He/She/It is (in other words, 3rd person conjugation of "is")
I tried translating BOTH ways, and both were wrong! (Is my name was corrected by Duolingo to It is my name and vice versa) You need to fix this, folks.
you're the one that needs to fix what you know.
"Es" DOES directly translate to "is", but in many other cases it means "it is". That is especially true here, where "es" is being placed in the beginning of the sentence.
"is my name" isn't even a proper English sentence.