"It is my name."
Translation:Es mi nombre.
"Name" is "nombre" in spanish, Duolingo translates "Me llamo X" as "My name is X" because there isn't a literally translation in english for "Me llamo X". "My name is X"="Mi nombre es X".
I am confused about when to use 'El esta' and 'Es' (and 'el es'). Can someone explain it or direct me to a good resource? Thank you.
The verbs ser and estar can be difficult. I found these two mnemonics really helped me:
SER: DOCTORE (D-date; definition, O -occupation, C-characteristics, T-time, O- origin, R-relationships, E-events
ESTAR: PLACE (P- position, L- location, A-action, C- condition, E-emotions.
I got too creative for Duo. I wrote "Es mi apellido." and was marked wrong.