Spanish Lesson 1: Me Llamo


¿Cómo estás? ¡Bienvenidos!


Today you are going to learn how to:

  • Say hello.
  • Say your name.
  • Ask for someone else’s name.
  • Say nice to meet you.

You will also be introduced to the verb llamarse

Dialogue 1

A conversation between two classmates:

Maria: Hola (Hello)

Anita: Hola. Buenos dí­as. (Hello. Good morning.)

Maria: ¿Cómo te llamas? (What is your name?)

Anita: Me llamo Anita. ¿Y tú? (My name is Anita. And you?)

Maria: Me llamo Maria. Bienvenida a la clase de español. (My name is Maria. Welcome to Spanish class)


Dialogue 2

A conversation between a student and his teacher in Spanish class.

Pepe: Buenas tardes Señora. (Good afternoon Mrs. Garcia).

Sra. Garcia: Buenas tardes. ¿Cómo estás? Good afternoon. How are you?

Pepe: Muy bien Señora. ¿Cómo se llama usted? (Very well Madam. What is your name?)

Sra. Garcia: Me llamo Señora Angela Garcia. Y ¿Cómo te llamas? (My name is Mrs. Angela Garcia. And what is your name?)

Pepe: Me llamo Pepe Rodriguez. (My name is Pepe Rodriguez).

Sra. Garcia: Mucho gusto Pepe. (Pleased to meet you Pepe).


Key Grammar Point

The Verb Llamarse means to call oneself and has several translations.

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Hope that helps with introductions.

Next lesson: Tú vs Usted

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11 thoughts on “Spanish Lesson 1: Me Llamo

  1. Thank you for the Spanish lesson today! I look forward to the next class.

      1. You’re welcome, Kim. I am enjoying your blog a lot!

      2. Thank you so much for telling me that. It gives me much encouragement.

      3. You’re welcome, Kim. You’re doing a great job with the blog. 👍

  2. That was a very fun lesson. I have tried to learn basic Spanish a number of times. I really like this language and look forward to read all your blogs 😊

    1. I’m glad you liked it. Thank you. Hopefully some of the resources I mention will be useful to you as well.

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