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The French sentence "Je m'appelle…" revealed

Ready to learn everything you have to know about the basic French sentence "Je m'appelle…"? Including a detailed definition of what it is and how to use it in everyday life with an audio example.Additionally, we also added some useful stuff like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example and more!

Translation in English

  • Translation : My name is…

  • Register : Neutral - Basic

How to pronounce it?



  • IPA : / ʒə mapɛl… /

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What does je m'appelle… mean?


"Je m'appelle..." is the most common way to say "My name is..." in French. 

How to use it

In French, there are many ways to say "What's your name". So, if someone asks you one of these:

Then you can answer :


And if instead of "Nom" (Name) we asked you specifically for your "Prénom" (First name):


Finally, if we asked you specifically for your "Nom de famille" (Last name / Surname):


↓ Example in a story with English translation ↓

Finally, let's see an example in a parallel story with slow audio.

La rentrée à l'université

Back to university

C'était le premier jour d'Emily dans un nouveau pays et une nouvelle ville.
It was the first day of Emily in a new country and a new city.
C'était aussi le jour où elle découvrait sa nouvelle université.
It was also the day she was discovering her new university.
Elle entre dans l'université et se dirige vers l'accueil.
She enters the university and heads for the reception.
Une fois arrivée, elle dit :
Once there, she says:
EmilyBonjour, je m'appelle Emily, je suis une nouvelle étudiante en échange.
Hello, my name is Emily, I am a new exchange student.
Le réceptionniste demande à un étudiant de faire visiter les lieux à Emily.
The receptionist asks a student to take Emily for a tour of the place.


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