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And Your Name Is …

Now that you can introduce yourself with je m’appelle, let’s look at how to introduce other people.

tu t’appelles your name is … (familiar)
vous vous appelez your name is … (polite)

These expressions literally mean you are called, but the more natural translation in English is your name is

Tu t’appelles Jean. Your name is Jean.
Vous vous appelez Marie. Your name is Marie.

Notice the similarity to Comment t’appelles-tu ? and Comment vous appelez vous ? (What’s your name?) They are, in fact, the same phrases, just re-ordered to form a question. We'll come back to questions a bit later.

Finally, you've also learned two ways to introduce someone to another person in a familiar or formal manner. Note that the second option can also be used when introducing someone to a group of people.

Je te présente . . . Let me introduce… (familiar)
Je vous présente . . . Let me introduce… (polite/plural)