How to Say "What's Your Name" in Russian

Learn how to say "what's your name" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to say "What's your name" in Russian.

kahk vahs zah-VOOT?

The accent on the third word is on the second syllable.

I'll say it slow.

kahk vahs zah-VOOT?

One more time, slow.

kahk vahs zah-VOOT?

Now, at conversational pace.

kahk vahs zah-VOOT?

Now you try.

You would use that phrase when speaking in a formal situation, or to someone who is a superior, but if you were talking to someone who is a little bit closer, with whom you can have a bit of an informal conversation, it would be

kahk tse-BYA zah-VOOT?

The accent on that second word is on the second syllable.

kahk tse-BYA zah-VOOT?

One more time slow.

kahk tse-BYA zah-VOOT?

Now at normal pace.

kahk tse-BYA zah-VOOT?

Now you try.

Fantastic! Now, if you were interested in finding out another person's name who is a man, you could ask

kahk yeh-VO zah-VOOT?

On the second and third word, the accent is on the second syllable. That would be

kahk yeh-VO zah-VOOT?

One more time slow.

kahk yeh-VO zah-VOOT?

I'll say it at normal pace now.

kahk yeh-VO zah-VOOT?

Now, you try.

Really nice.

If you were interested in finding out another person's name who is a woman, the question would be

kahk yeh-YO zah-VOOT?

Once again, the accents on the second and on the third word would be on the second syllable of each of those.

kahk yeh-YO zah-VOOT?

Once again slow.

kahk yeh-YO zah-VOOT?

Now at normal pace.

kahk yeh-YO zah-VOOT?

Now, you try.

Fantastic! Those are some of the ways in which to ask "What's your name" in Russian.

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