Is Je suis nom at least a colloquial thing that's correct?

CrystalMaiden

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29 April 2018

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Is Je suis nom at least a colloquial thing that's correct?

I watched Despicable Me 2 in French a while ago and I heard " Je suis (nom) " from two characters, Margo and the main villain. Is that sometimes correct?

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

Chris

Kwiziq community member

2 May 2018

2/05/18

Actually, you can hear that said quite often. In my understanding the difference is very much like in English:

Je m'appelle Chris. -- My name is Chris.
Je suis Chris. -- I am Chris.

The former is, well, more formal.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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