https://www.duolingo.com/DanieleCaruana

меня vs мой

Hi, I was wondering why we use the word меня in my name is instead of мой, since technically меня means me and мой means my. Thanks

3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mirokha

My name is Daniele = Моё имя Даниэла
Me (they) call Daniele = Меня (они) зовут Даниэла

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Myrrael
Myrrael
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Спасибо. Some puzzle pieces just fell into place for me. ♥

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SnezanaRus
SnezanaRus
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меня зовут - direct translation is (they) call me or I'm being called. As you are being asked Как тебя́ зову́т? - how are you called hope this helps

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanieleCaruana

That explains it. Thanks

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sock06555
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меня is the accusative or genitive form of я

3 months ago
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