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MichaelA1Kwiziq community member

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Is "Qué es tú nombre?" also a valid way to ask what is your name?

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Michael,

I am afraid not. Questions using "Qué es..." are asking for a definition of something, for example:

-¿Qué es "paella"? -Paella es un plato de comida típico de Valencia.

When we ask what someone's name is we are not expecting a definition, we expect a direct answer with a name. The confusion comes normally from the use of "what" in English, which is "qué".

I hope this clarified it. 

Have a look a this lesson on uses of qué when asking.

Saludos

Inma

 

FranklinA2Kwiziq community member

The preferred question word to use is "which"... "Cual es tu nombre?"

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