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

Linda

Kwiziq community member

30 May 2016

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

This relates to:
Saying your name: Je m'appelle, Tu t'appelles, Vous vous appelez -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

30 May 2016

30/05/16

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 !

Prateek

Kwiziq community member

3 June 2016

3/06/16

"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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