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    Introduce

    How would one person introduce themselves? Like with children in a school, would they just say, "Hi my name is ...", and what about an adult? Can you give me a few examples? Thanks.
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    Привет! Меня зовут Эмка. Как тебя зовут?
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    What about formally? Like two busines people? Would they put their last name first, patrynomic, and then first name, or just their name?
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    Dang, I can't answer that. I usually just hang around with close friends and kids at camp....
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    If it was business people then you would use first name(full) and otchestvo. Like I would say my name is Tatiana Yevgenievna (sorry about the english letters, but my russian letters aren't working right now,lol)
    *~Tatiana~*
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    What does this: Привет mean? I've seen it a few times but not actually been able to figure out quite what it means. And where's the stress?
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    It means something like "Hi" and the stress is on the second syllable, although people say it so fast it's not really important.

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    What if your on a train, and someone says hi?(Someone you don't know) Do you say your name and otchestvo? Or just your full name?
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    How do you introduce yourself formally if you don't have an otchestvo? First and last? Just first?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения(Женя)
    What if your on a train, and someone says hi?(Someone you don't know) Do you say your name and otchestvo? Or just your full name?
    The train is very informal, IMHO, you can introduce yourself anyway you like. To some extent, it depends on your age, for example, if a 10-year-old boy says: "меня зовут Иван Иваныч" that would sound awfully funny, but if a middle aged woman introduces herself by her short name, it's quite normal. It also may depend on the age of the person you introduce yourself to. If a grown up introduces himself to a child he can call himself, say, дядя Коля, тётя Катя, баба Нюра (this one in case you are an old lady). Personally, I think that just short name will do almost in any case, but I simply don't like those formal and official things, some people on the contrary prefer formality.
    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    How do you introduce yourself formally if you don't have an otchestvo? First and last? Just first?
    I think just the first is OK.
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