The Difference between "¿Cómo te llamas?" and "¿Cómo se llama?"
Tú vs. Usted
You is translated into Spanish in many different ways. Use the handy table below to help you decide which form you need to use.
|Tú (Informal second person singular)||a single person who is the same age as you or younger||¿Cómo te llamas?|
|Usted (Formal second person singular)||a single person who is older than you or to whom you want to show respect||¿Cómo se llama?|
Formal You vs. He/She/It
¿Cómo se llama? is used for directly asking someone his or her name, as well as for asking someone for the name of a third person or thing.