How to introduce yourself in Italian (my name is...)
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Making a good impression when meeting someone for the first time is important.
Take a look at the following lesson to learn how to introduce yourself in the best way in Italian!
Remember: always pay attention to the formality of the context to introduce yourself properly.
- 1.Introducing yourself in Italian
- 1.1."What's your name" in Italian
- 1.2."My name is" in Italian
- 1.2.1.Introducing someone else
- 1.2.2.Verb To Be in Italian (Essere)
- 1.3."Nice to meet you" in Italian
- 1.4."Where are you from" in Italian
- 1.5."How old are you" in Italian
- 1.6.How to say your age in Italian
- 1.6.1.Verb To Have in Italian (Avere)
- 2.Meeting someone for the first time in Italy
- 3.Daily dialogues
- 3.1.Informal situation (1)
- 3.2.Informal situation (2)
- 3.3.Formal conversation (1)
- 3.4.Formal conversation (2)
Introducing yourself in Italian
First off, it's important to use the right greeting: Greetings in Italian
"What's your name" in Italian
Now it's time to ask somebody's name. Use the following expressions.
Come si chiama?
Qual è il Suo nome?
Qual è il Suo cognome?
|What's your name?
Whta's your first name?
What's your surname?
Come ti chiami?
|What's your name?
What's your first name?
What's your surname?
"My name is" in Italian
Here's how you can say your name in Italian.
Mi chiamo (nome e cognome)
Il mio nome è (nome e cognome )
(Io) sono (nome e cognome)
|My name is (name and surname)
My name is (name and surname)
I'm (name and surname)
Introducing someone else
If you're introducing somebody else, you can use these expressions.
|Lui/Lei è (nome e cognome)||He/she is (name and surname)|
|Questo/Questa è (nome e cognome)||This is (name and surname)|
|Ti presento (nome e cognome) (informale)||Let me introduce you (name and surname) (informal)|
|Le presento (nome e cognome) (formale)||Let me introduce you (name and surname) (formal)|
Verb To Be in Italian (Essere)
Here's the useful verb Essere (To Be).
|Verbo Essere||Verb To Be|
|Io sono||I am|
|Tu sei||You are|
|Esso Essa Esso è||He/She/It is|
|Noi siamo||We are|
|Voi siete||You are|
|Essi Esse sono||They are|
Decide whether to mention both the name and surname, or only one of the two, according to the context.
"Nice to meet you" in Italian
To be polite and make yourself likeable, don't forget to say you're pleased to meet your new acquaintance.
|Piacere!||Nice to meet you/Pleased to meet you|
|Molto piacere!||Very nice to meet you/Very please to meet you|
|Piacere di conoscerti! (informale)||Nice to meet you (informal)|
|Piacere di conoscerLa! (formale)||Nice to meet you (formal)|
"Where are you from" in Italian
It's useful to know how to say or ask where somebody is from.
Check out the following expressions.
|Da dove viene? (formale)||Where are you from? (formal)|
|Da dove vieni? (informal)||Where are you from? (informal)|
|Dove vive? (formal)||Where do you live? (formal)|
|Dove vivi? (informal)||Where do you live? (informal)|
|Vengo (dall'Inghilterra)||I'm from (England)|
|Sono (inglese)||I'm (British)|
"How old are you" in Italian
To ask an age, use these expressions.
|Formal||Quanti anni ha?||How old are you?|
|Informal||Quanti anni hai?||How old are you?|
How to say your age in Italian
Subject + Verb Avere + Number + Anno/Anni (Year/Years)
|Ho 16 anni.||I'm 16 years old.|
|Loro hanno tutti 21 anni.||They're all 21.|
|Marco ha 1 anno.||Marco is 1 year old.|
Verb To Have in Italian (Avere)
Here's the useful verb Avere (To Have).
|Verbo Avere||Verb To Have|
|Io ho||I have|
|Tu hai||You have|
|Egli Essa ha||He/She has|
|Noi abbiamo||We have|
|Voi avete||You have|
|Essi Esse hanno||They have|
Meeting someone for the first time in Italy
If you introduce yourself or are being introduced to someone you don't know, you usually shake hands.
Your handshake can say a lot about you. Remember to shake hands firmly, but not too strongly, and smile!
In some regions, you may also exchange with the other person with a kiss on the cheek. The numbers of kisses is variable.
It's fundamental to pay attention to the formality of the situation.
Are you introducing yourself or being introduced to someone of your same age, social position? Then you can freely use informal expressions.
If you are meeting someone older than you, someone on a higher position than you, a stranger on the street, always address this person in a formal way.
Check out these dialogues.
Informal situation (1)
|A||Ciao, come ti chiami?||Hi, what's your name?|
|B||Ciao! Mi chiamo Francesco. E tu?||Hi! My name is Francesco, and yours?|
|A||Io sono Sara. Piacere di conoscerti!||I'm Sara. Nice to meet you!|
|B||Piacere mio.||The pleasure is mine.|
|A||Quanti anni hai?||How old are you?|
|B||26, e tu?||26, and you?|
|A||Anche io!||Me too!|
Informal situation (2)
|A||Ciao a tutti, mi chiamo Andrew.||Hi everyone, my name's Andrew.|
|B||Ciao Andrew! Da dove vieni?||Hi Andrew! Where are you from?|
|A||Vengo dagli Stati Uniti.||I'm from the United States.|
|B||Che bello! E dove vivi?||Cool! And where do you live?|
|A||A Houston, in Texas.||Houston, Texas.|
Formal conversation (1)
|Buongiorno Signore, come si chiama?||Good morning Sir, what's your name?|
|Sono Marco Bianchi.||I'm Mario Bianchi.|
|Entri pure.||You may go in.|
Formal conversation (2)
|X||Signor presidente, Le presento il Signor Rossi.||Mr President, let me introduce you Mr Rossi.|
|Piacere di conoscerLa, signor Presidente!||I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr President!|
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