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French translation: je m'appelle x

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English term or phrase:my name is x
French translation:je m'appelle x
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14:02 May 26, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: my name is rob
i dont know
Rob
je m'appelle Rob
Explanation:
The French do not say my name is but I am called.

Good luck, Rob.

Please to meet you : enchantée de faire votre connaissance.

Cheerio
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Bono
Local time: 20:00
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naJe m'appelle Robyacine
naJe m'appelle Bébert or Mon nom est BébertEtienne Amblard
naJe m'appelle Bébert or Mon nom est BébertEtienne Amblard
naJe m'appelle Rob
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naJust for fun
Yves Georges
na"Je m'appelle Rob"
Letspeak
naje m'appelle Rob / mon nom est Robsamsi
namon nom est Rob
Roomy Naqvy
naJe m'appelle RobIsabelle Lefresne
naje m'appelle RobBono


  

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8 mins
je m'appelle Rob


Explanation:
The French do not say my name is but I am called.

Good luck, Rob.

Please to meet you : enchantée de faire votre connaissance.

Cheerio

Bono
Local time: 20:00
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 235
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Carole Reade-Kentros

Andrea Kopf
46 mins

Sarah Brenchley
19 hrs
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9 mins
je m'appelle Rob / mon nom est Rob


Explanation:
you'd say: je m'appelle Rob

mon nom est Rob = literal translation

hope this helps
nice regards


    knowledge of the language
samsi
Local time: 14:00

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Carole Reade-Kentros
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9 mins
mon nom est Rob


Explanation:
This is the French translation of 'My name is Rob'.
Regards
Roomy Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
India
Local time: 00:30
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi
PRO pts in pair: 4

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samsi

Carole Reade-Kentros
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21 mins
Je m'appelle Rob


Explanation:
A native French would never say "Mon nom est Rob". That is the actual translation, word by word, of "my name is Rob", but that is not what is used in by French-speaking people.

Isabelle Lefresne
United States
Local time: 14:00
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 8
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1 hr
"Je m'appelle Rob"


Explanation:
Just to confirm that is indeed how a French native speaker would say it in every day conversation.

4 points to Bono!



    Dictionnaire Hachette Oxford p. 40
Letspeak
United States
Local time: 14:00
Native speaker of: Native in Haitian-CreoleHaitian-Creole
PRO pts in pair: 19
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2 hrs
Just for fun


Explanation:
I'am wondering if it's a new game...

This is where you see how complex translation can be.
Some people say "mon nom est Rob" some other "Je m'appelle Rob".
Both are grammatically correct. It is also true that a French native would naturally say "je m'appelle Rob" –or rather "je m'appelle Robert" because the name shortings are uncommon in French–
But if the French native is asked "Quel votre nom de famille" (What is your last name?), a very very very common administrative question, the guy will NOT answer "je m'appelle" he will answer "mon nom [de famille] est..." omitting "de famille" because for a poor native French like me (unless I am a small child), "nom" means last name by default,

Furthermore Rob, you can see that for a poor guy like me, whose name is also a first name (Georges) the situation can be very complex because when somebody ask for my name I must always mention that it is my familly name!!! So when people ask me "comment vous appelez-vous" I often answer "mon nom c'est Georges et mon prénom c'est Yves".

So PLEASE EVEN FOR SIMPLE QUESTIONS GIVE THE EXACT CONTEXT OTHERWISE THE ANSWER CAN BE INADEQUATE EVEN IF IT GETS PEER GRADED TO 4 BY THE MAJORITY

Good luck now


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Yves Georges
France
Local time: 20:00
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 1459
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8 hrs
Je m'appelle Rob


Explanation:
I hope it helps you


yacine
Local time: 20:00
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 157
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10 hrs
Je m'appelle Bébert or Mon nom est Bébert


Explanation:
I fully agree with [by why-gee]' comments and wish to add:
No one can say in a language "the people of the country never say...". There are often several solutions and this is the case.
It is perfectly correct to say that shortened names are less frequent however one could, in the proper context, suggest that Rob be translated by "Bébert"

Regards


    France
Etienne Amblard
Local time: 20:00
PRO pts in pair: 390
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10 hrs
Je m'appelle Bébert or Mon nom est Bébert


Explanation:
I fully agree with [by why-gee]' comments and wish to add:
No one can say in a language "the people of the country never say...". There are often several solutions and this is the case.
It is perfectly correct to say that shortened names are less frequent however one could, in the proper context, suggest that Rob be translated by "Bébert". In this case the phrase could even be
"On m'appelle Bébert"

Regards


    France
Etienne Amblard
Local time: 20:00
PRO pts in pair: 390
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19 hrs
Je m'appelle Rob


Explanation:
Même si "mon nom est Rob" se dit dans ces cas, strictement parlant, "nom" fait référence à un nom de famille, je pensais. "Je m'appelle Rob" me paraît mille fois plus naturel!

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 20:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882
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