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06:49 Mar 7, 2002
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:what's your name?
how to say that in german? it should be Was ist Ihr Name or Wie ist Ihr Name? why the German use Wie instead of Was? thank you.
Explanation: Well, Darcy, for me as a German, for instance, it seems much more logical to ask, "how" someones name sounds or looks like, instead of asking, "what" the name is; well, what is his name? in the first place, his name is a name, that's what it is. So you see, languages just "work" different; and that's why machines will never be as good translators as humans.