• Spanish course for beginners
  • 1 The alphabet in Spanish [0/1]
  • 2 Spanish pronunciation rules [0/3]
  • 3 Introduce yourself in Spanish [0/2]
  • 4 Greetings in Spanish [0/2]
  • 5 Telling the time in Spanish [0/1]
  • 6 Counting in Spanish [0/3]
  • 7 Colours in Spanish [0/4]
  • 8 Days and months in Spanish [0/4]
  • 9 Weather in Spanish [0/2]
  • 10 Emotions in Spanish [0/3]
  • 11 Needs and opinions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 12 Asking for directions in Spanish [0/2]
  • 13 Foods and drinks in Spanish [0/3]
  • 14 How to order food in Spanish [0/2]
  • 15 Body parts in Spanish [0/4]
  • 16 Clothes in Spanish [0/3]
  • 17 Family in Spanish [0/3]
  • 18 Birthday wishes and party words in Spanish [0/3]
  • 19 Hobbies in Spanish [0/3]
  • 20 Animal names in Spanish [0/2]
  • 21 Countries and nationalities in Spanish [0/3]
  • Introduce yourself in Spanish

    How do you introduce yourself in Spanish

    On this page you´ll learn how to ask and answer about:

    • Name
    • Age
    • Nationality
    • Place of living
    • Marital status
    • Occupation
    • 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. 

    Spanish English
    ¿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). 

    Spanish English
    ¿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. 

    Spanish English
    ¿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. 

    Spanish English
    ¿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 . 

    Spanish English
    ¿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. 

    Spanish English
    ¿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

    Spanish English
    azafata stewardess
    periodista journalist
    fotógrafo/a photographer
    traductor/a translator
    cantante singer
    bailarín/a dancer
    arqueólogo archaeologist
    diseñador designer
    escritor writer


    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

    Spanish English
    ¿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 pablo@correo.es. My e-mail is pablo@correo.es.


    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. 

    marital status Spanish

    Now you can practice these kind of dialogues in person or with our exercises. And don´t forget the kisses in any event!

    Spanish kisses


    Introduce yourself dialogue exercise

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