It’s important to introduce yourself wherever you are. It is the first thing we do when we meet new people. Introducing yourself in Spanish is not as difficult as it may sound.
So, in English we would say things like “Hi, I’m Connor!” or “My name is Connor” or even “I’m called Connor”.
It is the same in Spanish, here are the basics:
- Soy Connor – I’m Connor
- Me llamo Connor – I’m called Connor
- Mi nombre es Connor – My name is Connor
Yes, that’s it! And if you want to take it a step further, you can add “Hola” before you introduce yourself. For example “¡Hola! Soy Connor” which means “Hello! I’m Connor”.
I know what you might be thinking… How do I ask someone what their name is? Or how do I take it a step further and say “It’s nice to meet you!”.
To ask someone what their name is, you would say “¿Cómo te llamas?” and to say that it is nice to meet them, you would simply say “Mucho gusto”.
So let’s put this all together into a real-life conversation.
Hola, soy Connor, ¿Cómo te llamas?
(Hello, I’m Connor, What is your name?)
Hola Connor, Soy Maria
(Hello Connor, I’m Maria)
Hola Maria, ¡Mucho gusto!
(Hello Maria, Nice to meet you!)
It’s as easy as that!
You now know how to introduce yourself in Spanish!