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Pallando

Pallando

Hola, I have a very quick question. I'm working my way through the Rocket Spanish course and I have come across Como te llamas I also have a book on Latin American Spanish, and this shows Como se llamas Can they both be used or is one used in a specific situation? and what is the difference between the se and te? Gracias Pallando
nohablo

nohablo

Hola Pallando. Bienvenido al foro. I suggest you take another look at the Spanish book. My guess is that it says Cómo se llama [without the s at the end]. Both Cómo te llamas and Cómo se llama are ways to ask "What's your name?" [literally, "how are you called?"], but "te llamas" uses the informal "tu" form, while "se llama" uses the more formal "usted" form.
Pallando

Pallando

Mucho gracias. I understand now.

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