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comment French school ebooks to download
c'est tres utile. merci pour m'introduire ca ;).
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accepted Pourquoi « comment vous appelez-vous », et pas « quel est votre nom » comme en anglais ?
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comment Pourquoi « comment vous appelez-vous », et pas « quel est votre nom » comme en anglais ?
So @Alenanno, what those sentences mean? The sentences you wrote as examples of other structures of asking someone's name. Please provide exact literal meaning (not conceptual meaning). :)
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comment Pourquoi « comment vous appelez-vous », et pas « quel est votre nom » comme en anglais ?
@Joubarc, I'm not a French speaker (francophone), but I can read and understand French. "Tais-toi!" seems to me (I'm talking about unconscious understanding after 2 years of reading) like "make yourself silent" instead of "be quite".
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comment Pourquoi « comment vous appelez-vous », et pas « quel est votre nom » comme en anglais ?
@Joubarc, even with your explanation, what are you called or what are you named are still strange. I mean, a name is something that belongs to somebody. Semantically and philosophically, we can ask where is your name? But what people ask about, is the name itself. Thus they ask what is your name, and since a name never gets lost, they don't ask where is your name. I reckon there must be a different historical background behind this. :)
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