What is the difference between Qual è il suo nome? and Come si chiama?
Would like to know, because they're both Italian and I don't know which one is right or wrong or when to use them if they're different
- andrewLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
"Qual è il suo nome" means "What is your name?" in a sense like "State your name for the record". This type of question would generally get a more official answer.
"Come si chiama" (formal)/"Come ti chiami" (informal) mean "What is your name?" in the more usual sense: "what are you called"; "what name do you go by?"
Here's a set of examples:
Q: Qual è il suo nome?
A: Il mio nome è Gianluca Rossi.
Q: Come ti chiami?
A: Mi chiamo Gianni.
If you're learning Italian to go to Italy and talk to people, I recommend "Come ti chiami?", with "Come si chiama?" only for more formal occasions.
- Δoςτor ΔεξοχLv 510 years ago
Qual e' il suo nome : Which is your name?
Come si chiama : How do you call yourself?
They are both used to ask someone what their name is, but 'Come si chiama?' is more common