What is your name in Spanish — Here is how to say it
What is your name in Spanish?
If you are asking this, you probably want to know how to say your name in Spanish (self-introduction in Spanish).
Being able to speak more than one language has always been an advantage any day anytime.
Though speaking a language that you don’t understand at first is a lot challenging.
But once you get through, it is always great.
So, in this piece, we shall be looking at how to introduce yourself in Spanish.
Well, introducing yourself is one of the starting points in learning a new language.
Not just in the Spanish language.
While self-introduction may encapsulate a lot like mentioning your name, gender, origin, family, education, favorite meal, favorite color, etc.
In this piece, we shall start from the very simple one which is at least introducing yourself with your name in Spanish.
How do you say your name in Spanish?
Let’s begin with someone asking you what your name is.
You need to know how that sound in the ears.
Here is what it looks like when written down; Cómo te llamas?
I believe you should have been a bit familiar with the spelling to be able to spell it out and pronounce it accordingly.
Cómo te llamas?
Is it the same as what is your name?
Another way you can be asked the question “what is your name?” is Cuál es tu nombre?
The question is still what is your name just like the first.
If you have been taking some lessons in Spanish spelling, you should know what is going on by now.
At least you should know that though the two are the same, there is a slight difference between the two.
Well, here is the difference between the 2 of them.
When you are talking to an age mate or someone younger, you use tú but when you are talking to an elderly person, you use usted.
This connotes respect.
I think Spanish and the Yoruba languages share something in common at that point.
This is the difference between the two questions above.
Now to the answer, the two questions have slightly different answers.
The answer to the first question is Me llamo Johnson.
This reply is loosely translated as I call myself Johnson.
This differs from the reply of the first.
The second reply is Mi nombre es Patricia.
This is interpreted as my name is Patricia.
Although the first reply is usually used to answer the question.
With this, I believe you know both the question and the answer.
That means you can ask a question about the name and answer it accordingly.
This is a plus for you as far as introducing yourself is concerned.
All you need to do is to keep practicing both the question and the answer to be able to pronounce it well.
Once you try it more, you will get used to it.
After this, you can then move to other ways to tell people about yourself.
You can learn how to say things like where you live, where you are from, what you do for a living, etc.
They are all part of things to say when introducing yourself.