Please call me Tom.

I think the Polish means ‘Please speak to me Tom’?

“Mów do mnie” would indeed mean “speak to me” in most other contexts. It can, however, also be used to refer to the way we address other people, which is why it is more or less equivalent to “call me Tom” in this specific sentence.

Similarly, “mówić do kogoś po imieniu” (literally: “to speak to somebody by their name”) is how you usually say “to be on first-name basis” in Polish.

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