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Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s “Español en tres minutos”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
Hola, soy Lucia. Mucho gusto.
Hi, I'm Lucia. Nice to meet you.
In this series, we’re going to learn basic Spanish phrases. It’s super easy and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is. Are you ready?
Listen again to my introduction.
Hola, soy Lucia. Mucho gusto.
Hi, I'm Lucia. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Hola, soy Lucia. Mucho gusto.
The first word is Hola, which means “hi”, or “hello”. After that comes soy, which means “I am”. Hola, soy...and then your name. Hola, soy Lucia. means “Hi, I’m Lucia.”
Finally, say Mucho gusto, which means “nice to meet you”.
So all together it would be:
Hola, soy Lucia. Mucho gusto.
Hi, I'm Lucia. Nice to meet you.
This is a polite and common way to greet to someone.
There is also another way to say your name.
Instead of Soy Lucia, I could say Me llamo Lucia.
Me llamo...literally means “I call myself”. But we use it to mean “my name is”.
Hola, me llamo Lucia. Mucho gusto. Hi, my name is Lucia. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] Hola, me llamo Lucia. Mucho gusto.
Again, let’s take a look at these two ways to introduce yourself.
Hola, soy Lucia. Mucho gusto.
Hi, I'm Lucia. Nice to meet you.
Hola, me llamo Lucia. Mucho gusto. Hi, my name is Lucia. Nice to meet you.
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insights.
In formal situations, people in Spanish speaking countries greet each other by shaking hands. On the other hand, if we meet someone we are very friendly with, we kiss each other on both cheeks. So don’t be surprised if this happens to you!
Do you know how we say “thank you” in Spanish? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. Hasta la próxima! See you soon!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let’s introduce yourself in Spanish!

Friday at 6:04 pm
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Hola Ali,

¡Mucho gusto!

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Cristiane
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Ali
Friday at 5:18 am
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Hola.

Soy Ali..Mucho gusto 😄

Monday at 6:48 am
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Hola Johan,

Mucho gusto. Soy Carla. 😉
Espero estes disfrutando de nuestras lecciones. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate asking.

Saludos,
Carla
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Johan
Thursday at 4:22 pm
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Hola, soy Johan. Mucho gusto.

Wednesday at 11:05 pm
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Hola Hayley,

@Darrius

¡Mucho gusto!

Great to have you here!

If you have any questions, please let us know.😉

Cristiane
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Hayley
Tuesday at 8:17 pm
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Hola, mi llamo Hayley, mucho gusto😄

Darrius
Tuesday at 3:52 pm
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Hola, soy Darrius mucho gusto

Wednesday at 11:11 am
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Hola Matin,

Thank you for your comment.
You could use “el agua” is not grammatically wrong, but is not use that way so it would sound weird.

Saludos,
Carla
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Sunday at 5:58 am
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Hola,
I have a question. I’ve seen this sentence many times, “Yo bebo agua”. Is it wrong to say “Yo bebo el agua”?
I mean should “el” always be omitted?! It may seem ridiculous. But fortunately or unfortunately I pay attention to the details!!!
Muchas gracias,
Matin

Sunday at 11:55 pm
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Hola Charles,

Thank you for your comment.
They both mean the same. :thumbsup:
Please let us know if you have any other question.

Saludos,
Carla
Team SpanishPod101.com