Could you say "Comment t'appelles tu?" or "Comment s'appelle t-il?" ?


Kwiziq community member

30 May 2016

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Could you say "Comment t'appelles tu?" or "Comment s'appelle t-il?" ?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Saying your name: Je m'appelle, Tu t'appelles, Vous vous appelez"


Kwiziq language super star

30 May 2016


Bonjour Linda!

Yes, you can also use the more formal inverted question type. Just don't forget the hyphen that indicates the inversion between the verb and its subject:

Comment t'appelles-tu ?
Comment vous appelez-vous ?
(more advanced) Comment s'appelle-t-il ?

À bientôt !


Kwiziq community member

3 June 2016


"Comment t'appelles tu?" is an informal way of asking someone "what's your name" and "Comment s'appelle t-il?" is when you are asking someone else "what is his name?" the formal way to ask for someone's name is "Comment vous appelez-vous?". A common way of asking that same question is "comment tu t'appelles?"

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