Question on "Comment vous vous appelez?"

RaceA1Kwiziq community member

Question on "Comment vous vous appelez?"

I am confused by the repeat of vous in this question and also in "Vous vous appelez M.Durand." Is this standard?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Race,

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 -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/glossary/97

Hope this helps!

LorreA2Kwiziq community member

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.

RhondaB1Kwiziq community member

I didn't answer "I am calling Valentin."  Even if it IS in "Trading places."

RaghadA0Kwiziq community member

HI Race

"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

 

Question on "Comment vous vous appelez?"

I am confused by the repeat of vous in this question and also in "Vous vous appelez M.Durand." Is this standard?

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