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Let's look at some examples of people introducing themselves. Listen and repeat or speak along with the native speakers.
Ángel: Mucho gusto, Soy Ángel.
Ángel: Mucho gusto, Soy Ángel.
Mark: Mucho gusto, soy Mark.
Mark: Mucho gusto, soy Mark.
Karen: Mucho gusto, soy Karen.
Karen: Mucho gusto, soy Karen.
Víctor: Mucho gusto, soy Víctor.
Víctor: Mucho gusto, soy Víctor.
Sonia: Mucho gusto, me llamo Sonia.
Sonia: Mucho gusto, me llamo Sonia.
Did you notice how the last speaker replaces soy with me llamo?
She says,
Sonia: Mucho gusto, me llamo Sonia. “Nice to meet you. My name is Sonia.” Mucho gusto, me llamo Sonia.
This pattern uses the phrase, Me llamo, which literally means "I myself call," but translates as "My name is." Me llamo (enunciated).
First is the word, me, meaning "me."
Me (enunciated). Me.
After this is llamo. "[I] call."
Llamo (enunciated). Llamo.
Note: Llamo is the shortened form of yo llamo. In Spanish, yo, “I,” is usually omitted.
Llamo is from the verb, llamar, meaning "to call."
Next is the name, Sonia. Sonia
All together it's Me llamo Sonia. Literally, "Myself I call Sonia." But it translates as "My name is Sonia." Me llamo Sonia.
The pattern is
Me llamo {NAME}.
"My name is {NAME}."
Me llamo {NAME}.
You should be aware of this pattern, but for this lesson, we'll use the sentence pattern
Soy {NAME}.
"I'm {NAME}."
Soy {NAME}.

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Let's look at some more examples.
Listen and repeat or speak along with the native speakers in the video.