Hola, me llamo…

This is the first part of “introduce yourself lesson” learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish.

In today lesson we are going to learn how to introduce yourself for the first time.
In Spanish we say “Hola, me llamo Melissa” This is a greeting plus your name [Hi, I call myself…]
other variation is “Hola soy Melissa” [Hi I am Melissa]
you can also say “mi nombre es Melissa” [my name is]
After your name you can say your age like “tengo 20 años” [I have 20 years]

By order of usability I put the following Spanish sentences with name + age:

“Hola, me llamo Melissa y tengo 20 años”
“Hola, soy Melissa y tengo 20 años”
“Hola, mi nombre es Melissa y tengo 20 años”

*y [and]
*20 “veinte”

For giving more information when introducing yourself you can say the country you are from “Soy de Mexico” “Soy de + your country”. In Spanish the change of saying the country you are from: I’m from Mexico “Soy de Mexico” and saying your nationality: “Soy Mexicana” [I’m Mexican] has a different grammar because you have to change the gender of your country depending on the gender of the speaker, if the speaker is male or female.

By order of usability I put the following Spanish sentences, “name + age + nationality” and “name + age + nationality + country”

“Hola, me llamo Melissa, tengo 20 años y soy mexicana” “Hola, me llamo Melissa, tengo 20 años y soy de México”

“Hola, soy Melissa, tengo 20 años y soy mexicana” “Hola, soy Melissa, tengo 20 años y soy de México”

“Hola, mi nombre es Melissa, tengo 20 años y soy mexicana” “Hola, mi nombre es Melissa, tengo 20 años y soy de México”

In the next video I will teach you how to work with genders. But for now just few examples:
Girl: Soy coreana [I’m Korean]
Boy: Soy coreano [I’m Korean]
Girl: Soy china [I’m Chinese]
Boy: Soy chino [I’m Chinese]
Girl: Soy rusa [I’m Russian]
Boy: Soy ruso [I’m Russian]
Girl: Soy italiana [I’m Italian]
Boy: Soy italiano [I’m Italian]

*Please notice that female nationalities have the vocal a at the end and that masculine nationalities have the vocal o at the end. That is the basic difference between feminine and masculine.

I hope you enjoy the first part of introductions. See you in the next video.

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