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Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 1: What's your name? in Spanish (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Spanish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question What's your name? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿Cómo te llamas?
The first word in the question is
Javier: cómo
Jessi: meaning how in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) cómo
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: cómo
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Javier: te
Jessi: meaning something like you.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) te
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: te
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: cómo te
{pause}
And after that
Javier: llamas
Jessi: meaning call.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) llamas
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: llamas
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: cómo te llamas
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's your name??
Javier: Me llamo José Perez
Jessi: "My name is José Perez. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) Me llamo José Perez
{pause}
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: me
Jessi: meaning something like I.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) me
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: me
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: llamo
meaning call.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) llamo
A:Now repeat.
Javier: llamo
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: José Perez
which is the name José Perez.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) José Perez
A:Now repeat.
Javier: José Perez
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, My name is José Perez, and then repeat.
Javier: Me llamo José Perez
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace José Perez with Juan García.
Javier: Juan García
Jessi: Juan García
Javier: (slow) Juan García (regular) Juan García
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Juan García
Javier: Me llamo Juan García
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace José Perez. Say My name is Juan García
{pause}
Javier: Me llamo Juan García
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace Juan García with Maria López.
Javier: Maria López
Jessi: Maria López
Javier: (slow) Maria López (regular) Maria López
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Maria López
Javier: Me llamo Maria López
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Juan García. Say My name is Maria López
{pause}
Javier: Me llamo Maria López
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace Maria López with Pedro Gonzalez.
Javier: Pedro Gonzalez
Jessi: Pedro Gonzalez
Javier: (slow) Pedro Gonzalez (regular) Pedro Gonzalez
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Pedro Gonzalez
Javier: Me llamo Pedro Gonzalez
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the name Maria López. Say My name is Pedro Gonzalez
{pause}
Javier: Me llamo Pedro Gonzalez
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Spain and someone asks you your name. Your name is José Perez. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cómo te llamas? (five seconds) Me llamo José Perez
Jessi: Now, your name is Juan García Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cómo te llamas? (five seconds) Me llamo Juan García
Jessi: Imagine your name is Maria López. . Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿Cómo te llamas? (five seconds) Me llamo Maria López
Jessi: Imagine your name is Pedro Gonzalez. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cómo te llamas? (five seconds) Me llamo Pedro Gonzalez
Jessi: You want to learn that person's name. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿Cómo te llamas?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 1

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Hola! Me llamo Sarah, pero mis amigas me llaman... Sarah también? No tengo apodos!

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