Askng for Name

ronaldo

ronaldo

Quick question Regarding asking someone their name, what is more appropriate? 1. Puede darme su nombre 2. Coma se llama Does what you use, depend on the casuallness of the current setting you're in? RJ
nohablo

nohablo

Hola Ronaldo. I'm not sure whether it might sometimes be better to say "¿Puede darme su nombre?" I've always heard ¿Cómo se llama?" or, in more informal settings, ¿Cómo te llamas?" Note that the word is *cómo*, not coma. I suppose if you're worried about being too intrusive, you can always preface the question with "por favor" :)
Mauricio

Mauricio

Hello, "Puede darme su nombre" or more commonly "Me puede dar su nombre" is used in very formal situation, like when you are checking into a hotel and you are being asked for your personal details... "Me puede dar su nombre" or "Me puede dar su dirección" But like Nohablo says, ¿Como te llamas? or ¿Como se llama? are very common and you'll be sure not to get in trouble using these. Regards, Mauricio.

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