Vocabulary

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Mucho gusto. It's a pleasure to meet you. Nice to meet you.
gusto pleasure
soy am
Hola. Hello.
mucho much, a lot
me llamo I am called, my name is

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Grammar

The focus of this lesson is Self Introduction in Spanish


 

Topic 1: How to Introduce yourself (1st way)


 

Sentence from the lesson:

'Hola, soy Lucia. Mucho gusto.'
"Hi, I'm Lucia. Nice to meet you."


  1. The first word is Hola, which means "hi," or "hello."
  2. Then comes soy, which means "I am." Hola, soy...
  3. Say your name. Hola, soy Lucia. means "Hi, I'm Lucia."
  4. You say Mucho gusto, which means "nice to meet you."





Topic 2: How to Introduce yourself (2nd way)



Sentence from the lesson:

'Hola, me llamo Lucia. Mucho gusto.'
"Hi, my name is Lucia. Nice to meet you."

 

  1. There is also another way to say your name. Instead of Soy Lucia, I could say Me llamo Lucia.
  2. Me llamo...literally means "I call myself." But we use it to mean "my name is."

 

Language Tip!


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!

Lesson Transcript

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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!