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What is the difference between "שמי" and "אני" when stating ones name?

 

Which is preferred? Depending on my resource, I am taught either or, but never both.

For learning: Hebrew
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    אני - I Am (informal, used more often)
    שמי - My name is (formal, archaic)

    אני צביקה = I am Tzvika
    אני עייף = I am tired
    שמי צביקה = My name is Tzvika
    שמי עייף = nope, doesn't work.

    Shemi (my name is)

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