5 Common Phrases to Introduce yourself in Spanish

Updated: Feb 24


5 ways to introduce yourself in Spanish


Introducing yourself in Spanish - meeting new people.

When you are learning Spanish is important to learn how to introduce yourself when meeting new people. Let's take a look at the most basic and used sentences.


1. ¿Cómo te llamas? / ¿Cómo te llamas tú? - What’s your name?

When using this question is better to start with a Hola. E.g:

  • Hola, ¿Cómo te llamas? - Hello, how are you?

  • Hola, ¿Cómo te llamas tú? - Hello, how are you?


Another way to structure this question is

  • Hola, ¿Cuál es tu nombre? - Hello, what’s your name?


2. Mi nombre es Julia. - My name is Julia.

This is the answer to the questions above. E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola, ¿Cómo te llamas? - Hello, what’s your name?

  • Julia: Hola, mi nombre es Julia. - Hello, my name is Julia.


  • Pedro: Hola, ¿Cuál es tu nombre? - Hello, what’s your name?

  • Julia: Hola, me llamo es Julia. - Hello, my name is Julia.

3. Mucho gusto en conocerte - Nice to meet you.

Use it after you meet a person for the first time. E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola, ¿Cómo te llamas? - Hello, what’s your name?

  • Julia: Mi nombre es Julia - Hello, my name is Julia.

  • Pedro: Mucho gusto Julia. - Nice to meet you Julia.


4. Un placer conocerte - pleased to meet you.

This is a polite way to structure the same phrase as above. E.g:

  • Pedro: ¿Cómo te llamas? - What’s your name?

  • Julia: Mi nombre es Julia - My name is Julia.

  • Pedro: Un placer conocerte. - Nice to meet you.


5. Encantado(a) de conocerte - I’m delighted to meet you.

This is a very polite way to structure the phrase above and not too common. E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola ¿Cuál es tu nombre? - Hola, what’s your name?

  • Julia: Hola, mi nombre es Julia. - Hello, my name is Julia.

  • Pedro: Encantado de conocerte. - Nice to meet you.


Also, when meeting new people is common to ask "how are you" or ask them about their day. But is also important to know how to answer those questions in case they asked you back.


Asking for how someone's day in Spanish and some frequent answers


1. ¿Cómo pasaste el día/la noche? - How was your day/evening? E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola John, ¿Cómo pasaste el día/la noche?

  • John: Hola Pedro, la pasé bien aunque tuve mucho trabajo.


You can also say 'mal' as a negative answer.

  • La pasé muy mal anoche, no pude dormir nada.


Or use 'Mas o menos' as if you are saying 'so-so'.


2. ¿Cómo la pasaste el fin de semana/las vacaciones? - How was your weekend/vacation? E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola John, ¿Cómo la pasaste el fin de semana?

  • John: La pasé bien / mal / mas o menos.


3. ¿Qué hiciste anoche / ayer / el fin de semana? - What did you do last night/yesterday/weekend? E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola John, ¿Qué hiciste el fin de semana?

  • John: Hola Pedro, el fin de semana jugué fútbol con mi hijo.


4. ¿Qué tal te fue anoche/ayer/el fin de semana? - How did you do last night/yesterday/weekend? It’s another way to structure the same question above. E.g:

  • Pedro: Hola John, ¿Qué tal te fue anoche en la cena?

  • John: Hola Pedro, muy bien, la comida estuvo deliciosa.


The phrases seen above will help you whenever you need to start a conversation with people you are meeting for the first time as well as people you already know. This will allow you to communicate more easily in Spanish. Also, remember to say thank you for asking after any of those questions. Here are 7 ways to say Thank you in Spanish.


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