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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xun2000

Why is it "mi nombre es..." instead of "me llamo..."?

October 28, 2012

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

"Mi nombre es ~" literally means "My name is ~". "Me llamo ~" literally means "I am called ~". They can be used interchangeably.


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

If your native language is Mandarin, "Me llamo ~" corresponds to "我姓~" or "我叫~". "Mi nombre es ~" corresponds to a sentence which I don't think you would ever say in Mandarin, ""我的郃是~". In Spanish and in English, however, the two sentences are equally natural.


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

Mi nombre es means my name is and mi allmo es means i am called most people say mi allmo es because it's most common


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xun2000

...Where did you get the idea that I speak Mandarin?


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

I'm sorry, it was just a guess. Please do not be offended if it was wrong.

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