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"What's your name?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Cómo te llamas?", and "hi" is an interjection which is often translated as "hola". Learn more about the difference between "What's your name?" and "hi" below.
What's your name?(
wuhds
 
yawr
 
neym
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
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, my name's Gustavo. What's your name?Hola, me llamo Gustavo. ¿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)
Sorry, I wasn't here when everybody introduced themselves. What's your name?Perdón, no estaba cuando todos se presentaron. ¿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)
Have we met before? What's your name?¿Ya nos conocemos? ¿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)
Hello! You must be the new employee. What's your name?¡Hola! Debe ser el nuevo empleado. ¿Cuál es su nombre?
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hi(
hay
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(greeting)
a. hola
Hi! Long time no see!¡Hola! ¡Hacía mucho que no nos veíamos!
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