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Introduce Yourself in Spanish

The first thing we should know while visiting a new country is how to introduce ourselves and ask for introduction. Introduction is the beginning of any conversation. Before going to Spanish speaking countries we need to prepare ourselves. In this post we look at some common phrases to introduce yourself in Spanish.

So, the first question we would face is

What is your name?

¿Cuál es tu nombre?

In Spanish, it is necessary to use the question marks at the start and end of a question
This is done to communicate the tone of the statement (question tone) ¿ ?

Great! Let’s look at the reply to the same

My name is ____

Mi nombre es ____


The other more common way of telling your name is:

Me llamo _____

Taking this conversation further, we should know phrases like
Who are you?

¿Quién eres?

The reply to the same can be
I am a student

Soy un/una estudiante

(By using ‘un/una’ you reveal the gender = male/ female student)

Another important aspect can be your place of origin, for example:
I am from Chicago

Yo soy de Chicago

Profession also become important while introducing oneself:
What do you do?

¿Qué haces?

I study at the college in Spain

Yo estudio en la universidad en España

Where do you work?

¿Dónde trabajas?

I work at the campus

Yo trabajo en el campus

Find out more on how to introduce yourself in Spanish in this lesson on CultureAlley


Call Center Spanish

Spanish Call Center Phrases

In our earlier post, we highlighted the rising demand for bi-lingual call center employees in the Philippines and how learning Spanish can help call center agents in boosting their salaries.

Today, we discuss some of the most important Spanish call center phrases that may be useful for call center agents taking calls from Spanish speaking customers.

We will begin with the introductory phrases and then discuss some more phrases around asking for payment information, discussing the problem, etc.

1) Welcoming the customer

On picking the call, you would usually thank the customer for calling the call center and then introduce yourself.

Let us learn how to say ‘Thank you for calling the call center’

  • We know that ‘Thank you’ = Gracias
  • For = Por (whenever we express gratitude or apology, always use ‘por’ and not ‘para’)
  • To call (infinitive) = Llamar
  • The call center = el centro de llamadas (literally center of calls)
  • Now, calling the call center literally becomes calling to the call center. Where to = a
  • We know that to the = a + el on contraction becomes ‘al’

Thank you for calling the call center = Gracias por llamar al centro de llamadas

You can also say, Thank you for your call
Call = Llamada
Thank you for your call = Gracias por su llamada

2) Introduce yourself:
  • Hello! I am… (This is…) = ¡Hola! Soy…
  • Hello! My name is… = ¡Hola! Me llamo…
  • Good morning! = ¡Buenos días!
  • Good afternoon! / Good evening! = ¡Buenas tardes!
  • How can I help you?/ How can I serve you? / What can I do for you? = ¿En qué puedo servirle?

More phrases to help you introduce yourself in Spanish

3) Transferring/ Holding:
  • One moment, please = Un momento, por favor
  • I am going to transfer your call = Voy a transferir su llamada
    • I am going = (Yo) voy
    • To transfer = Transferir (we don’t conjugate it as we have already conjugated ‘voy’)
    • Your call = Su llamada

More phrases to help you with phone conversations in Spanish

4) Payment information:
  • Can you give me your card number? = ¿Puede darme su número de tarjeta?
    • Can/To be able to = Poder; You can = Puede
    • To give = dar (we don’t need to conjugate it, as we have conjugated ‘poder‘)
    • Can you give = Puede dar
    • Now, in the sentence, Can you give me your card number?; You = subject (the person doing the action), card number = direct object (being given), me = indirect object
    • Place the indirect object either before the conjugated verb ‘puede’ (Me puede dar) or attach it to the infinitive ‘dar’ (Puede darme)
    • Can you give me = Puede darme
  • What is your area code? = ¿Cuál es su código de área?
5) Discussing the problem:
  • What seems to be the problem? = ¿Cuál parece ser el problema?
    • To seem = Parecer; It seems = Parece
    • To be = ser
    • Remember, even though ‘problema’ ends in -a, it is masculine
  • Is it broken? = ¿Está roto?
  • I understand your concern = Entiendo su preocupación
    • To understand = Entender, I understand = Entiendo
  • I’m sorry, it is not our policy = Lo siento, no es nuestra política
  • agent = agente
  • area code = código de área
  • call = llamada
  • to call = llamar
  • call center = centro de llamadas
  • customer service = servicio al cliente
  • database = base de datos
  • delay = retraso
  • help desk = mesa de ayuda
  • I am sorry = Lo siento
  • international = internacional
  • please = por favor
  • representative = representante
  • technical support representative = representante de soporte técnico
  • toll free = gratuito/a
  • toll-free customer service hotline =  línea directa gratuita de servicio al cliente
  • thank you = gracias

More Vocabulary: Tagalog to Spanish audio dictionary, English to Spanish dictionary
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The audio-visual lessons are organized in three pit stops:


The first leg of the voyage will get you rocking on the most essential conversations in Spanish. You will master Spanish greetings, and will be able to introduce yourself in Spanish, ask for introductions, communicate about the languages you speak, and about your understanding of the new language.Free audio visual Spanish lessons

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LEG 2: LETS MEET NEW PEOPLE! (Lessons 11-20)

As you build upon what you went through in Leg 1; Leg 2 gets more exciting! It helps you in mastering some difficult conversations. You will learn how to make new friends, meet new people, talk about family in Spanish, talk about pets, and more. This part also covers some must-learn topics like basic numbers in Spanish, articles, asking & telling time in Spanish, telling the date, taking about age and birthdays etc…

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LEG 3: JET SET GO (Lessons 21-30)

Leg 3 gets you all set to have advanced conversations. Travel to Spanish speaking countries, ask for directions, communicate in emergency situations, describe people, discuss hobbies, and more! It also gives you a dose of some essential Spanish grammar to help you frame your own conversations! You will learn how to compare and grade things, and learn more about essential concepts like gender and singular-plural, to give you the confidence to rock Spanish like a native!Lessons 21 to 30 Lessons 21 to 30

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