https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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

October 19, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirokha

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

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myrrael

Спасибо. Some puzzle pieces just fell into place for me. ♥

October 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SnezanaRus

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

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanieleCaruana

That explains it. Thanks

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sock06555

меня is the accusative or genitive form of я

October 23, 2018
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