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How to say "What is your name'"in Spanish

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If you know please tell me
thanx

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updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by jdgs

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To be a little more technical:

um'laut''/''mla't/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [oom-lout] Show IPA Linguistics

...esp. as so used in German. Compare dieresis.

The term "umlaut" is used mostly for German. In Spanish we call it "diéresis", and funny enough, English has the word "di(a)eresis", also to refer to the same sign, so I'd chose the latter instead.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Well I suppose it may...

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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I am doing good
I am doing well - sounds better.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by Zoltán
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(I am not sure what a word is with the "ü" If someone knows one please tell me!)

averigüe ... güero ...

I think Lazarus posted a list one time.

Those two points over the "u" tell you to pronounce the "u". In those words above, the "u" would be silent after the hard "g" if it weren't for the "ü".

To be a little more technical:

um'laut''/''mla't/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [oom-lout] Show IPA Linguistics
Use umlaut in a Sentence
'noun 1. a mark (¨) used as a diacritic over a vowel, as ä, ö, ü, to indicate a vowel sound different from that of the letter without the diacritic, esp. as so used in German. Compare dieresis.
2. Also called vowel mutation. (in Germanic languages) assimilation in which a vowel is influenced by a following vowel or semivowel.

'verb (used with object) 3. to modify by umlaut.
4. to write an umlaut over.

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Origin:
1835'45; < G, equiv. to um- about (i.e., changed) + Laut sound

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Hmm... I'm 95% certain that is what a college spanish profesor told me, while I was taking his class. Perhaps he was mistaken, or I remember incorrectly. My apologies, but no one else was helping at that time.

No problem. Your teacher wasn't a native Spanish speaker, was he/she'

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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¡Vale, y estoy feliz(that I am doing good)!

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Informals:

¿Cómo te llamas?

¿Cuál es tu nombre?

Formals:

¿Cómo se llama usted?

¿Cuál es su nombre?


Eric was pretty close, tutor. I have noted in red the differences between his post and yours.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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There is a thread about typing Spanish it is on the most popular threads... Here are some you can use...

ALT 0225 = á

ALT 0233 = é

ALT 0237 = í

ALT 0243 = ó

ALT 0250 = ú

ALT 0252 = ü

(I am not sure what a word is with the "ü" If someone knows one please tell me!)

Thanks for helping me find that!

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by tutor508
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¡Vale Rocco, y gracias!

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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(I am not sure what a word is with the "ü" If someone knows one please tell me!)
averigüe ... güero ...

I think Lazarus posted a list one time.

Those two points over the "u" tell you to pronounce the "u". In those words above, the "u" would be silent after the hard "g" if it weren't for the "ü".

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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Hmm... I'm 95% certain that is what a college spanish profesor told me, while I was taking his class. Perhaps he was mistaken, or I remember incorrectly. My apologies, but no one else was helping at that time.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by tutor508
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Informals:

¿Cómo te llamas?

¿Cl es tu nombre?

Formals:

¿Cómo se llama usted?

¿Cl es su nombre?

I am sure someone will come by to correct me, but for now this is what I am 90% percent sure that [del]is what[/del] they are.As predicted, Eric.

You're doing great! Better than with your English! wink Just kidding!

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by hhmdirocco
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PS: Como should have an accent over the first o and Que should have an accented e (since they are question words), but I do not know how to do it here.

There is a thread about typing Spanish it is on the most popular threads... Here are some you can use...

ALT 0225 = á
ALT 0233 = é
ALT 0237 = í
ALT 0243 = ó
ALT 0250 = ú
ALT 0252 = ü

(I am not sure what a word is with the "ü" If someone knows one please tell me!)

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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Informals:

¿Cómo te llamas?
¿Caúl es tu nombre?

Formals:

¿Cómo se llama usted?
¿Caúl es su nombre?

I am sure someone will come by to correct me but for now this is what I am 90% precent sure that is what they are.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by eric_collins
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1) ¿Cómo te (informal)/ se (formal) llamas?

[del]¿Que es tu (informal)/ su (formal) nombre'[/del]

The first is more common, but actually means "How are you called'".

The first is more common, because the second one... IS WRONG! The first one should be translated as "What is your name'". The second one should be corrected as wrong, and avoided as a mistake.

The second is translated as 'What is your name'? but Ido not believe it is as commonly used.

No. The second question can hardly be translated into English, but it would be something like "What is the definition of 'your name''". The correct way to answer such a weird question would be: "The words given to me in my birth certificate".

Careful with the information you give out.

updated JUL 22, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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