ASK A QUESTION What is the difference in Como se llama? and Como te llama?
Como se llama and como te llama. Please explain the difference to me. Is it literally what one calls me and what does one call you.
¿Cómo se llama? = What is your name? (asked politely) OR What is his/her name?
¿Cómo te llamas? = What is your name? (asked without formalities)
¿Cómo te llama? = What does he/she calls you?
Just a point but doesn't it seems strange that you would use "cómo te llamas", informal, to friends or family. After all, if you don't know their name already??????
"Como se llama" is the usted (formal) form . "Como te llamas" is the tú (informal) form.Hope that helps .Buena suerte.
The first is used when speaking to someone with whom you use the formal "Usted", and the second (¿Cómo te llamas?) is used for people with whom you use the informal tu
Just a point but doesn't it seems strange that you would use "cómo te llamas", informal, to friends or family.
Who said that the "tú" form is only for friends or family. It is used whenever you do not want to use a very formal way to address someone. Young people not engaged in extremely formal activities would never expect anyone to use "usted" with them (at least not in Spain).
The first is polite....and the other is not
In the environs of Albuquerque, Cómo se llama is often used as What do ya call it? trying to be politely saying as for example...You've sat around watching TV all day and now it's time you get up off your como se llama and do the dishes, take out the trash, yada yada!