I am confused by the repeat of vous in this question and also in "Vous vous appelez M.Durand." Is this standard?
These types of verbs are called 'reflexive verbs' and they have an extra pronoun.
S'appeler = to be called, is one of them.
Take a look at the following Kwiziq link to find a further explanation -
Hope this helps!
In french the pronominal verb is used to reflect on the person in question. Literally, it means "you call yourself" without the second vous you are saying, "you call" I hope this makes sense.
I didn't answer "I am calling Valentin." Even if it IS in "Trading places."
"vous vous appelez" means "your name is". its the same as "tu t'appeles"
but the only difference
If you want to be informal, use the "tu" form.
If you need to be formal, use the "vous" form.
Note the difference in spelling between appelle / appelles and appelez
hope its helpfull
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