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What is his name?

Spanish translation: ¿Cómo se llama?

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English term or phrase:What is his name?
Spanish translation:¿Cómo se llama?
Entered by: Andrea Bullrich
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13:06 Aug 25, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: What is his name?
For basic spanish lesson in school.
alex
¿Cómo se llama?
Explanation:
This makes it a bit harder for the student, who has to understand that the question applies to "él" from context, but it is more natural in Spanish, and I think it's ideal if you can teach students to speak naturally and not underestimate their possibilities.
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Andrea Bullrich
Local time: 19:59
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Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +5¿Cómo se llama?
Andrea Bullrich
na +1¿Cómo se llama él?
David Meléndez Tormen
na¿Cómo se llama él?
mónica alfonso


  

Answers


2 mins peer agreement (net): +1
¿Cómo se llama él?


Explanation:
It could also be "¿Cual es su nombre?", but it can be a bit misleading because "su" could also mean "her" and the formal "you" (Usted).

Luck!

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 23:59
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 2019

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mónica alfonso: sorry, David, I'm your shadow, it seems.
3 mins
  -> Well, the asker will be absolutely sure about the right answer, be it yours or mine! :-)))
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4 mins
¿Cómo se llama él?


Explanation:
¿Cuál es su nombre? would be misleading for it applies to different pronouns.

mónica alfonso
Local time: 19:59
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1657
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15 mins peer agreement (net): +5
¿Cómo se llama?


Explanation:
This makes it a bit harder for the student, who has to understand that the question applies to "él" from context, but it is more natural in Spanish, and I think it's ideal if you can teach students to speak naturally and not underestimate their possibilities.

Andrea Bullrich
Local time: 19:59
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1650
Grading comment
Graded automatically based on peer agreement. KudoZ.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gabriela Tenenbaum: Yes, or "Cuál es su nombre?", also.
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Gaby! : - )

agree  xxxxxxleliadour: :-))
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Doc! ; - ))

agree  Patricia Lutteral: Yes, this is more natural and the context will probably tell whether it is a he or a she.
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Patricia! : )

agree  Ana Juliá
10 hrs
  -> Thanks! :-)

agree  Lorenzo Elizalde
21 hrs
  -> Thanks Larry!
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