How to say your name in Spanish (A1)

One of the first things you must learn in Spanish is how to say your name 鈥渕e llamo…鈥 and ask someone else name 驴C贸mo te llamas? Of course, there are different ways to do it, although the most common is to use the verb llamarse. Let’s see them in the next video

How to say your name in Spanish

As you have seen, 聽to say your name in Spanish you can use the verb LLAMARSE(to call oneself) 芦Me llamo聽Mercedes (I call myself/My name is Mercedes)禄. Remember that it must be used with a reflexive pronouns. Now, let’ see how to conjugate this verb.

Spanish verb llamarse conjugation

Below you can see the conjugation of 芦llamarse禄 in the present tense. It is a regular verb in all the tenses but click on the link to check the whole conjugation of the verb llamar.

How to say your name in Spanish

Notice that verb 芦llamar禄 used without the reflexive pronouns, means to call, to phone, or even to knock on聽 the door:

Llamo todas las semanas a mi madre (I call every week to my mother).

Llama聽 a la puerta antes de entrar聽 聽(Knock on the door before entering).

Nos llamamos (we call each other) is very often used as a way to say goodbye.

What's your name is Spanish

You can just say 驴C贸mo te llamas? or 驴Cu谩l es tu nombre? to ask someone name. If you want to ask the same in a more formal way you will say 驴C贸mo se llama? or 驴Cu谩l es su nombre?

Usually, in an informal conversation, we will reply just with our name 芦Me llamo Lola禄, while in a formal situation we will say our name and surname 芦Me llamo Lola S谩nchez禄.

Notice also you don`t need to repeat the verb 芦llamarse禄 in your answer, you can just say 芦Lola禄 or 芦Lola S谩nchez禄.聽

Also, you can ask someone directly about their surname 驴Cu谩l es tu apellido?

Finally, remember that it is going to be very important to learn how to spell your name (practice the alphabet in this link) since most people are going to ask you how is written or spelled芦驴C贸mo se escribe?禄 or 芦驴C贸mo se deletrea?禄

Spanish verb LLAMARSE exercises and quizzes

Practice everything you have learned in this lesson with the exercises below and remember to contact your tutor if you have any questions. Don’t you have a Spanish tutor yet?

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