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A0082: My Name Is ...[edit source]

Introduction[edit source]

First contact! We learn how to say “hello” and how to introduce ourselves. And I think this is also one of the very first podcasts of the SpanishPod team. At least Leo seems to feel a bit uncomfortable in front of the mic. Well, there is always a first time. The keyword is llamarse – to call oneself.

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Dialogue[edit source]

hombre: ¡Hola! ¿Cómo te llamas?
mujer: Me llamo Antonia. ¿Y tú?
hombre: Yo soy Roberto.
mujer: Encantada.
hombre: Mucho gusto.
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Dialogue with Translation[edit source]

hombre: ¡Hola! ¿Cómo te llamas?
hello how yourself (you) call
man: Hi! What is your name?
mujer: Me llamo Antonia. ¿Y tú?
myself (I) call Antonia and you
woman: My name is Antonia. And you?
hombre: Yo soy Roberto.
I am Roberto
man: I'm Roberto.
mujer: Encantada.
woman: Nice to meet you.
hombre: Mucho gusto.
much pleasure
man: It's a pleasure.
me llamo Albertus – I call myself Albertus
encantado/encantada – enchanted

Vocabulary for Dialogue[edit | edit source]

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
hola interjection hello
¿cómo? adverb how?
se reflexive pronoun oneself
llamarse verb (infinitive) to call oneself
te reflexive pronoun yourself (informal, singular)
(tú) te llamas verb (present tense) you call yourself
me reflexive pronoun myself
(yo) me llamo verb (present tense) I call myself
y conjunction and
subject pronoun you
yo subject pronoun I
ser verb (infinitive) to be
(yo) soy verb (present tense) I am
encantado/encantada adjective (m./f.) enchanted
mucho/mucha adjective (m./f.) much
el gusto noun (masculine) the pleasure

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

¿cuál? interrogative pronoun which?, what?
(él/ella) es verb (present tense) he/she(/it) is
tu possessive adjective your (informal, singular)
el nombre noun (masculine) the name
¿Cuál es tu nombre? phrase What is your name?
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More Vocabulary[edit source]

This section includes grammatically related words. Some of them are required by the exercise Dialogue Recast.

me reflexive pronoun myself
te yourself (informal, singular)
se himself/herself(/itself)
se yourself (formal, singular)
nos ourselves, each other
os yourselves, each other (informal, plural)
se themselves, each other
se yourselves, each other (formal, plural)
llamarse infinitive to call oneself, to be called
(yo) me llamo present tense I call myself
(tú) te llamas you call yourself (informal, singular)
(él/ella) se llama he/she(/it) calls himself/herself(/itself)
(usted) se llama you call yourself (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) nos llamamos we call ourselves (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) os llamáis you call yourselves (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) se llaman they call themselves (m./f.)
(ustedes) se llaman you call yourselves (formal, plural)
ser infinitive to be
(yo) soy present tense I am
(tú) eres you are (informal, singular)
(él/ella) es he/she(/it) is
(usted) es you are (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) somos we are (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) sois you are (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) son they are (m./f.)
(ustedes) son you are (formal, plural)
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Dialogue Translation

Cover the right column, translate from Spanish to English and uncover the right column line by line to check your answers. If possible, read the Spanish sentences aloud.

¡Hola! ¿Cómo te llamas? Hi! What is your name?
Me llamo Antonia. ¿Y tú? My name is Antonia. And you?
Yo soy Roberto. I'm Roberto.
Encantada. Nice to meet you.
Mucho gusto. It's a pleasure.

Dialogue Recall

Now translate from English to Spanish. Remember to say the Spanish sentences aloud.

Hi! What is your name? ¡Hola! ¿Cómo te llamas?
My name is Antonia. And you? Me llamo Antonia. ¿Y tú?
I'm Roberto. Yo soy Roberto.
Nice to meet you. Encantada.
It's a pleasure. Mucho gusto.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

Hi! I'm Roberto. What's your name? ¡Hola! Yo soy Roberto. ¿Cómo te llamas?
Hi! My name is Antonia. And you? ¡Hola! Me llamo Antonia. ¿Y tú?
Roberto. My name is Roberto. It's a pleasure. Roberto. Me llamo Roberto. Mucho gusto.
Nice to meet you. And what's your name? Encantada. ¿Y cómo te llamas?

Dialogue Recast

This translation exercise requires some of the words from the More Vocabulary section.

Hi! What is your name? (formal) ¡Hola! ¿Cómo se llama?
My name is Antonia. And you? (formal) Me llamo Antonia. ¿Y usted?
I'm Roberto. Yo soy Roberto.
Nice to meet you. Encantada.
It's a pleasure. Mucho gusto.

Image Credits

  • “Image:Duerer01.jpg” by Albrecht Dürer (Public Domain)
  • “Image:William Holmes Sullivan - The Fairy Ring; the Enchanted Piper.jpg” by William Holmes Sullivan (Public Domain)