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Me llamo literally translates to I call myself, whereas Mi nombre es is My name is, but the two mean essentially the same. Both phrases are acceptable. To some Mi nombre es can sound a bit more formal than me llamo. If you wanted to be more casual, you could simply say Soy .... If you are having a conversation with someone you would (most likely) use Me ...


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May be a regional variation, but at least in Spain I always heard it like "Eck-tor" with the "H" being silent. I have actually heard some people pronouncing it as "ejj-tor". Héctor comes from the Greek (one of the heroes of the Illiad), and means Steadfast.


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Maybe the question should be: Why is "James" the equivalent of "Santiago"? "James" is derived from the Latin "Iacomus" (Latin does not have a "J"), which in turn is derived from the Hebrew "Jacob". The Spanish "Iago" is likewise derived from the Latin "Iacomus". Thus "Saint James" is the equivalent of "Santiago".


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En España es almohadilla, pero no se suele usar mucho ya que ya existe la abreviatura/símbolo N.º (y sus variaciones núm. y nro.) con el mismo significado. De hecho, la primera vez que aparece en una obra de la RAE es con el DPD aunque ese indica que se utiliza en las Américas como equivalente a N.º. Ahora también sale en la edición más moderna del ...


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I don't know about regional variations but at least I've never heard it like that, the H is always silent.


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En México se llama signo de número, o simplemente número y gato. El primer nombre se dice generalmente a la hora de poner números de casas y cosas por el estilo y gato cuando se usa para otras cosas como marcar números de teléfono y claro el novedoso hashtag que solo se usa para... hashtags.


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I agree, the H should be silent. I think there may be leeway in the pronunciation of the J sound like, "Juan" or "Ciudad Juarez". I have heard with a strong H sound, and sometimes hardly at all.


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You're confusing this word pronunciation in english language with spanish where the H has no sound at all. There is no possibility of pronouncing Hector in spanish the same way as english. Always H is silent.



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