Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Culture(s): Giving your given name and surname in the correct order

Lisez les phrases. Dites si la personne se présente selon l'usage en français ou non.
Read the sentences. Say whether the person is introducing themselves according to the French custom or not.
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Je m'appelle Aquino Sheila.
Like in French-speaking countriesNot like in French-speaking countries
Mon nom est Mario Dufour.
Comme dans les pays francophones.Pas comme dans les pays francophones.
Je suis Paule-Andrée Cassidy.
Comme dans les pays francophones.Pas comme dans les pays francophones.
Je m'appelle Poirier Claude.
Comme dans les pays francophones.Pas comme dans les pays francophones.
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Conception: Aphrodite Maravelaki, Université catholique de Louvain
Published on 04/09/2013 - Modified on 22/08/2017

Culture(s) / Giving your surname and given name in the correct order

In your culture, when speaking what order do you put the words in when you introduce yourself? The surname or the given name? In French, the given name is usually said before the surname. In answer to the question: "Quel est ton nom ?" (informal) or "Quel est votre nom ?" (formal), you must say your given name before your surname. However, when writing in a formal or administrative context, you put the surname before the given name. The most frequent questions used to ask someone’s given name and surname are: - Quel est ton / votre nom ? - Comment t’appelles-tu / vous appelez-vous ? - Tu t’appelles comment ? (informal) - Votre nom ? Votre prénom ? (administrative) The answers are: Je m’appelle Jean (Dubois) – Mon nom est Jean (Dubois) – Jean (Dubois). The convention in formal situations is to say the given name and surname. However, in informal situations like a party at a friend’s house, French-speakers introduce themselves using only their given name. Be careful; when introducing themselves, French-speakers never give their title (Dr, Monsieur, Madame) in front of their surname!

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