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?
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?
I study at the college in Spain
Yo estudio en la universidad en España
Where do you work?
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