"Vous vous appelez Laura" means:

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Philip

Kwiziq community member

16 October 2018

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"Vous vous appelez Laura" means:

Surely

 Your name is Laura

You call yourself Laura

means the same thing

This relates to:
Saying your name: Je m'appelle, Tu t'appelles, Vous vous appelez -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

16 October 2018

16/10/18

Vous vous appelez Laura in French has the same function as "Your name is Laura" in English. Therefore that's the proper translation. The fact that, literally, it translates to "you call yourself Laura" in English is not really important and only confuses the issue.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

16 October 2018

16/10/18

In English, if you want to learn someone's name, you don't ask, "What do you call yourself?". However, in French you DO say, "Comment vous vous appelez?"

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