Introduce yourself in Spanish
How do you introduce yourself in Spanish
On this page you´ll learn how to ask and answer about:
- Place of living
- Marital status
- Contact details
What is your name?
*Usted* in brackets means that pronouncing the word is optional. It expresses the politeness, but it could be omitted as the verb conjugation also shows the polite form.
|¿Cómo se llama (usted)? (formal)||What is your name?|
|¿Cómo te llamas?||What is your name?|
|Me llamo Pablo.||My names is Pablo.|
|Soy Pablo.||I'm Pablo.|
|¡Encantado! (male)||Nice to meet you.|
|¡Encantada! (female)||Nice to meet you.|
How old are you in Spanish
Whilst in English we use the verb to be for talking about age, in Spanish we utilize tener (the Spanish equivalent of to have).
|¿Cuántos años tiene (usted)? (formal)||How old are you?|
|¿Cuántos años tienes, Pablo?||How old are you, Pablo?|
|Tengo 25 años.||I'm 25 years old.|
Where are you from?
While in English the nationalities are written with capital letters, in Spanish they remain with small letters.
|¿De dónde es (usted)? (formal)||Where are you from?|
|¿De dónde eres?||Where are you from?|
|Soy de Francia.||I'm from France.|
|Soy francés. (male)||I´m French.|
|Soy francesa. (female)||I´m French.|
Where do you live?
The Grammar construction Personal pronoun + verb in English is often changed in Spanish by just a verb without a personal pronoun construction. For example: I live in Paris = (yo) Vivo en Paris.
|¿Dónde vive (usted)? (formal)||Where do you live?|
|¿Dónde vives, Pablo?||Where do you live, Pablo?|
|Vivo en París.||I live in Paris.|
Marital status in Spanish
As the Spanish adjectives vary in gender, we have the word casado (married) for masculine and casada for female gender .
|¿Está (usted) casado? (formal, male)||Are you married?|
|¿Está (usted) casada? (formal, female)||Are you married?|
|¿Estás casado? (informal, male)||Are you married?|
|¿Estás casada? (informal, female)||Are you married?|
|Sí, estoy casado. (male)||Yes, I'm married.|
|Sí, estoy casada. (female)||Yes, I'm married.|
|No, estoy soltero. (male)||No, I'm single.|
|No, estoy soltera. (female)||No, I'm single.|
What do you do for work?
Look at the list of some professions below the table.
|¿A qué se dedica (usted)?||What do you do?|
|¿Qué hace (usted)? (formal)||What do you do?|
|¿A qué te dedicas?||What do you do?|
|¿Qué haces?||What do you do?|
|Soy profesor.||I'm a teacher.|
Jobs in Spanish
Ask for contact details
Spanish word dirección could mean direction as well as address depending on the context. Here it is used with the meaning of address.
|¿Cuál es su número de teléfono? (formal)||What is your phone number?|
|¿Cuál es su dirección? (formal)||What is you address?|
|¿Cuál es su e-mail? (formal)||What is your e-mail?|
|¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono?||What is your phone number?|
|¿Cuál es tu dirección?||What is your address?|
|¿Cuál es tu e-mail?||What is your e-mail?|
|Mi número de teléfono es 620 44 42 17.||My telephone number is 620 44 42 17.|
|Mi dirección es calle Buenos Aires 5.||My address is street Buenos Aires 5.|
|Mi correo electrónico es email@example.com.||My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.|
Dialogue conversation with English translation
Now we will assemble the previous introducing vocabulary in an example dialogue:
Dani: ¡Hola!, ¿Cómo se llama? Hello! What is your name?
Pablo: ¡Hola!, Soy Pablo. Hello! I'm Pablo.
Dani: ¿Cuántos años tiene Usted? How old are you?
Pablo: Tengo 25 años. I'm 25.
Dani: ¿A qué se dedica, Pablo? What do you do?
Pablo: Soy profesor de baile. I'm a dancing teacher.
Dani: Está Usted casado? Are you married?
Pablo: Sí, tengo un hijo. Yes, I have a child.
Now you can practice these kind of dialogues in person or with our exercises. And don´t forget the kisses in any event!
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