Japanese, general discussion on the language
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so if i were to ask sumone their name is this correct?
anatano nan nama desu ka?
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I'm not quite sure what a "sumone" is, but in case you're asking what someone's name is あなたの なまえは なんですか？ would be correct.
You have something that vaguely resembles "Are you raw?"
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Harisenbon's answer is the textbook answer, and it is what a beginner should probably learn first.
In daily life the way I probably hear it said most often is 「お名前は？」(o namae wa?).
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あなたの なまえは なんですか？
anata no namae wa nan desuka? (in romaji in case your kana is weak.)