How to introduce yourself & someone else in Spanish (phrases + audio)

Knowing how to introduce yourself and someone else in Spanish  is always the first step to begin a good, simple conversation especially with someone you just met. The expressions and questions for introductions in Spanish are very similar to the ones in English. They are usually accompanied by one or more Spanish greetings. This lesson will cover some common expressions and questions you could use to introduce yourself and someone else in Spanish. You will read and listen to several examples of introductions in Spanish and practice with an interactive quiz. Once you finish, you can move one to the lesson for greetings in Spanish. 

How introduce yourself in Spanish: making simple sentences & questions (with audio)

To begin the lesson, here is a nice video explaining a few basic ways to introduce yourself in Spanish using simple expressions, how to use basic greetings and ways to introduce someone in Spanish. Please watch the video carefully as it will be useful for the rest of the lesson. Please activate the closed captions if you need them.

Video Quiz: Introducing yourself in Spanish

This is a very simple quiz to review the most important points that are covered in the video and that we will continue studying throughout the lesson, so do not worry if you don’t get everything correct.

We usually begin Spanish introductions with a simple greeting like HOLA and then add an expression like MUCHO GUSTO or a question like ¿Cómo estás?.Some examples would be:

1. ¡Hola! ¡Mucho gusto conocerte!
2. ¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás?

The words CÓMO (How) and CUÁL (Which) are essential to ask for names in Spanish in questions like ¿Cómo te llamas? and ¿Cuál es tu nombre? In general, the subject pronoun TÚ is more informal and common in real conversations than USTED. Omitting the subject pronoun in a sentence is normal in Spanish, but make sure to use the right conjugation of the verb for the subject even if you leave it out.

Here are some sentences you can use as a basis to introduce yourself in Spanish or to get another person’s name. Pay close attention to their pronunciation. Press PLAY to listen to the examples:

Examples of simple introductions in Spanish
¡Hola! Mi nombre es Alex (literal translation)
Hello! My name is Alex
¡Hola! (Yo) Me llamo Jon(I am called Jon. LLAMO is a conjugation of the verb LLAMAR)
Hello! My name is Jon
¡Hola! (Yo) soy Jon. (SOY is a conjugation of the verb SER, to be in Spanish)
Hello! I am Jon
¿Cuál es tu nombre? (TU is a possessive adjective for something that belongs to EL or ELLA)
What’s your name?
¿Cuál es su nombre? (SU is a possesive adjective for something that belongs to USTED)
What’s your name?
¿Cómo te llamas (tú)? (Common – TE is a reflexive pronoun that implies we are referring to TÚ, you)
What’s your name?
¿Cómo se llama (usted)? (Formal – SE is a reflexive pronoun that implies we are referring to USTED)
What’s your name?
¿y tú? (a simple way to return a question)
And you?

In the examples above, the word “tu” in TU NOMBRE and “su” in SU NOMBRE are possessive adjectives in Spanish, whereas TE and SE are Spanish reflexive pronouns. Notice that the verb LLAMAR (to call) changes its form depending on the pronoun we use. By the end of the Basic Spanish I, we hope you can understand the basic grammar behind the sentences and questions above. For now, just try to learn their meaning and pronunciation.

How to introduce someone in Spanish: common expressions + audio

When introducing other people in Spanish, we just have to be careful to use the right pronouns, possessive adjectives and form of the verb. Here are some examples showing some introductions in Spanish:

Expressions to introduce other people in Spanish
Su nombre es Ana (Introducing a woman – SU is a possessive adjective meaning HER)
Her name is Ana
Ella es Mary (ES comes from the verb SER, to be in Spanish, which has several forms in Spanish)
She is Mary
¿Cuál es su nombre? (“su” = his)
What’s her name?
¿Cuáles son sus nombres? (“sus” = their)
What are their names?
¿Cómo se llama (ella)? (“se” is the reflexive pronoun for “ella”)
What’s her name?
¿Cómo se llaman (ellos)? (“se” is the reflexive pronoun for “ellos”)
What are their names?
Permíteme presentarte a mi amigo.
Let me introduce my friend to you
Les presento a la nueva maestra
I introduce the new teacher to you

Practicing Spanish introductions through a simple listening quiz.

Listen to some sentences including Spanish introductions and try to guess their meaning. Pay attention to the way the expressions are used and pronounced. Press PLAY to start listening.
Introducing yourself and someone in Spanish

Introductions in Spanish

A quiz about Spanish introductions -> Una prueba sobre presentaciones en español

This quiz is related to the content of the audio about Spanish introductions presented before. Listen again and complete each sentence or questions with the correct words so that it makes sense. You will get an interesting tip every time you find a correct answer. Press “START” to begin the quiz.

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