Vocabulario: Presentaciones

Para presentar a alguien – Introducing someone

Two lego dolls shaking hands

"Handshake 52/365" by baggyjumper is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Quiero presentarte a … I’d like to introduce you (singular informal) to ...
Quiero presentarle a … I’d like to introduce you (singular formal) to ...
Quiero presentarles a…I’d like to introduce you (plural) to ...

Para responder – To respond

Mucho gusto.Nice to meet you.
Encantado/a.Pleased to meet you.
Un placer.A pleasure.


El gusto es mío.


The pleasure is mine.


Two young people seated on a sidewalk in Spain having a conversation
"Para charlar cualquier sitio es bueno." by Pedro Mena Urrutia is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Para pedir y dar información – Exchanging personal information

¿Cómo te llamas?

¿Cuál es tu nombre?

-Me llamo...

-Mi nombre es…

What’s your name? (singular informal)

What's your name? (singular informal)

-I call myself…

-My name is...

¿Cómo se llama usted?

-(Yo) soy…

What’s your name? (singular formal)

-I am…

¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono?

¿Cuál es su número de teléfono?

-Mi número es el…

What’s your phone number? (singular informal)

What’s your phone number? (singular formal)

-My number is…

¿De dónde eres? (s. inf.) / ¿De dónde es usted? (s. form.)

-(Yo) soy de…

Where are you from?

-I am from…

¿Dónde vives? (s. inf.) / ¿Dónde vive usted? (s. form.)

-(Yo) vivo en …



Where do you live?

-I live on…



¿Cuál es tu dirección?

¿Cuál es su dirección?

-Mi dirección es…

What’s your address? (s. inf.)

What’s your address? (s. form.)

-My address is…

¿Cuál es tu dirección electrónica?

¿Cuál es su dirección electrónica?

-Mi dirección electrónica es…

-Aquí tienes mi correo electrónico.

--@ arroba

--punto com

What’s your email address? (s. inf.)

What’s your email address? (s. form.)

-My email address is…

-Here’s my email address.


--dot com


Actividades de conversación

Actividad 1. En la oficina.

You are working in your office on the day many new employees arrive. You are responsible for making sure their personal information gets recorded correctly in the system. Following the model below, ask your partner their name, where they live, and what their phone number is. Listen as your partner responds (don’t look at the book!) and record their information based on what they say.

  1. Paz Feliú, avenida Sol 87, 5-67-43-90

  2. Áurea Ferrán, calle Vallehermoso 100, 6-78-99-00

  3. Luis Ortega, calle Quevedo 44, 3-05-98-65

  4. Sofía Morales, avenida La Paz 23, 5-55-67-34

  5. Eduardo Quintero, calle San Francisco 89, 4-54-44-36

Actividad 2. Las presentaciones

You are meeting new people in different situations.  Use the informal or the formal phrases above to create conversations with your partner: 

  1. You and a fellow student meet for the first time.  Ask the individual’s name, where he/she is from, where he/she lives on campus, and exchange telephone numbers. (Remember this information for #3 below.) 
  2. Now pretend that you are meeting a new professor of Spanish for the first time at the Spanish lunch table where beginning students can practice their Spanish with others who speak Spanish.  Ask the professor's name, where he/she is from, ask for his/her email address. 
  3. You and your partner should find another pair of students and introduce one another to them using the informal phrases for introducing someone above.  Respond accordingly. 


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