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Beginner Video 2: Introductions Posted by on Jul 21, 2010 in Videos

(Note: due to YouTube’s upload size limits, these videos are split into two parts, but are the same lesson).

Hola, ¿Qué tal?

Today we are going to continue the theme of the last beginner level video with some more information about “Introductions”.

Let´s see how to ask and say your name:

¿Cómo te llamas?: What’s your name? (informal) (literally: “what do you call yourself?”)

¿Cómo se llama usted? : What’s your name? (formal)

Me llamo (nombre):  My name is…. (literally: “I call myself…”)

You can also say the literal translation of “My name is”: Mi nombre es …

Mucho gusto: It’s a pleasure to meet you. (literally: “much pleasure”)

Encantado/a:  It’s a pleasure to meet you. (literally: “delighted”)

Bienvenido, bienvenida, bienvenidos, bienvenidas:  Welcome

Now, we will see how to ask and say your nationality:

¿De dónde eres?: Where are you from? (informal)

¿De dónde es usted?: Where are you from? (formal)

Soy de… (country): I am from…

Soy… (nationality): I am…

España: Spain

Estados Unidos: United States

Canadá: Canada

Reino Unido: United Kingdom

Inglaterra: England

Escocia: Scotland

País de Gales: Wales

Irlanda: Ireland

Alemania: Germany

Francia: France

Soy de España: I am from Spain

Soy de Estados Unidos: I am from the United States

Español/española: Spanish

Estadounidense: Someone from USA

Americano/americana: American

Canadiense: Canadian

Británico/británica: British

Inglés/inglesa: English

Escocés/escocesa: Scottish

Galés/galesa: Welsh

Irlandés/irlandesa: Irish

Alemán/alemana: German

Francés/francesa: French

Soy española: I am Spanish

This is all for today. I hope you have a nice day and see you soon. Adiós!

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.