Introducing yourself in Spanish can be rather intimidating when you don’t feel confident with your Spanish That’s why it’s a good idea to think beforehand what you’re going to say.
First of all, I’m going to show 3 basic phrases you can use when introducing yourself in Spanish. And then, we’ll see what else you can say to expand your conversation.
By just saying SOY – I AM, you can:
▪️ Name yourself
▪️ Talk about your nationality
▪️ Talk about your profession.
You can click here to learn about the verb ‘ser’ (to be).
A way of taking the conversation further is by asking questions. It also helps you direct the conversation.
You know what you two are talking about, and it’s easier to follow what the other person is saying.
Here you have a few ideas.
When talking about someone’s nationality, you can ask:
¿De dónde eres? (Where are you from?)
¿De qué ciudad o pueblo? (What city or village are you from?)
¿What languages do you speak?
When talking about work you can ask:
¿Dónde trabajas? (Where do you work?)
¿Llevas mucho tiempo trabajando en esta empresa? (Have you been working for a long time in this company.)
¿Te gusta tu trabajo? (Do you like your job?)
¿En qué consiste tu trabajo? (What does your job consist of?)
¿Es una empresa grande? (Is it a big company?)
Comment on what the person is telling you
¡Qué interesante! (How interesting!)
Me gusta mucho … (I like … a lot.)
Conozco … (I know)
No conozco ... (I don’t know)
I’m not suggesting that you ask too many questions, but thinking beforehand what you want to say, will help you feel more confident.