Could you say "Comment t'appelles tu?" or "Comment s'appelle t-il?" ?

Linda A2Kwiziq community member

Could you say "Comment t'appelles tu?" or "Comment s'appelle t-il?" ?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Linda!

Yes, you can also use the more formal inverted question type. Just don't forget the hyphen that indicates the inversion between the verb and its subject:

Comment t'appelles-tu ?
Comment vous appelez-vous ?
(more advanced) Comment s'appelle-t-il ?

À bientôt !

PrateekB1Kwiziq community member
"Comment t'appelles tu?" is an informal way of asking someone "what's your name" and "Comment s'appelle t-il?" is when you are asking someone else "what is his name?" the formal way to ask for someone's name is "Comment vous appelez-vous?". A common way of asking that same question is "comment tu t'appelles?"

Could you say "Comment t'appelles tu?" or "Comment s'appelle t-il?" ?

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