Quick answer
"What is your name?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Cómo te llamas?", and "hello" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "What is your name?" and "hello" below.
What is your name?(
wuhd
 
ihz
 
yawr
 
neym
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. ¿Cómo te llamas?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Hi! Nice to meet you. What is your name?¡Hola! Mucho gusto. ¿Cómo te llamas?
b. ¿Cuál es tu nombre?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I know you told me but I already forgot. What is your name?Yo sé que me lo dijiste pero ya lo olvidé. ¿Cuál es tu nombre?
c. ¿Cómo se llama?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Welcome to our hotel, sir. What is your name?Bienvenido a nuestro hotel, señor. ¿Cómo se llama?
d. ¿Cuál es su nombre?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I believe a package arrived for me. - Ok, what is your name?Creo que me llegó un paquete. Ok, ¿cuál es su nombre?
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hello(
heh
-
lo
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (greeting)
a. hola
Hello! How is everything?¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo?
2. (used to answer the telephone)
a.
Hello. Who is calling?Sí. ¿Quién es?
b. hola
Hello. - Hi, it's Ricardo.Hola. - Hola, soy Ricardo.
c. diga
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Hello. - Hi. Is Maria there?Diga. - Hola. ¿Se encuentra María?
d. aló (Southern Cone)
Hello. Who is this?Aló. ¿Quién es?
e. bueno
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Hello? I can't hear you.¿Bueno? No te escucho.
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