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Czech translation: Jak se jmenujete? or Jak se jmenuješ

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06:19 Sep 27, 2000
English to Czech translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: what is your name
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Czech translation:Jak se jmenujete? or Jak se jmenuješ
Explanation:
Further to the explanation in the proposed answer that was already posted when I saw the question:

"Jak se jmenujete?" is used to address people you do not know and with whom you do not assume to be on the first-name basis, such as somebody signifantly older or in a more senior position, or when addressing people in formal circumstances. It will certainly be used at offices, shops, airports etc to address adults. It is the equivalent of the French "vous" or German "Sie".

"Jak se jmenuješ?" will be used to address children; children will also use it between themselves (a child asking another child). Young people from the same age group may also automatically adopt this form of address. The same may apply to people in the same professional group meeting in informal circumstances. It is the equivalent of "tous" in French or "du" in German.

"Jak se jmenujete?" also happens to be the plural form which is correct both for the "formal" and "informal" version.
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Helena Koutna
Local time: 20:38
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Summary of answers provided
na +2Jak se jmenujete? or Jak se jmenuješHelena Koutna
najak se jmenujetexxxMilitiaman
na"Jak se jmenujete" or "Jak se jmenujes"Gartner
naJak se jmenujete ?
Evert DELOOF-SYS


  

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50 mins
Jak se jmenujete ?


Explanation:
If you want to be (very) polite, you say: 'Jak se jmenujete ?'

More colloquial: 'Jak se jmenujes ?' with a reverse ^ on the last s (a diacritical sign).

Hope this helps


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 21:38
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 7
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +2
Jak se jmenujete? or Jak se jmenuješ


Explanation:
Further to the explanation in the proposed answer that was already posted when I saw the question:

"Jak se jmenujete?" is used to address people you do not know and with whom you do not assume to be on the first-name basis, such as somebody signifantly older or in a more senior position, or when addressing people in formal circumstances. It will certainly be used at offices, shops, airports etc to address adults. It is the equivalent of the French "vous" or German "Sie".

"Jak se jmenuješ?" will be used to address children; children will also use it between themselves (a child asking another child). Young people from the same age group may also automatically adopt this form of address. The same may apply to people in the same professional group meeting in informal circumstances. It is the equivalent of "tous" in French or "du" in German.

"Jak se jmenujete?" also happens to be the plural form which is correct both for the "formal" and "informal" version.

Helena Koutna
Local time: 20:38
PRO pts in pair: 8
Grading comment
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Zenny Sadlon
883 days

agree  Anna Bittner
1298 days
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10 hrs
"Jak se jmenujete" or "Jak se jmenujes"


Explanation:
"Jak se jmenujete" - in singular, used when asking a person who is superior in rank or age or stranger whose name is unknown to speaker

"Jak se jmenujes" - in singular, used when asking a person familiar to speaker or if both parties agreed that they will use this familiar form of address.

"Jak se jmenujete" - in plural, used to address a group of people, familiar or unknown to speaker.

Gartner
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210 days
jak se jmenujete


Explanation:
This is common formal phrase (grammatically, it is second person, plural). In case one has informal friendly relations, i.e. calls the other one with first name, other phrase is used (grammatically, it is second person, singular): "jak se jmenuješ".

xxxMilitiaman
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech, Native in SlovakSlovak
PRO pts in pair: 8
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