Fill in the form below and we’ll contact you to discuss your learning options and answer any questions you may have. In fact, if you have a friend who shares the same name as you, it’s very common to greet them with an enthusiastic ¡tocayo! It’s a fun and easy way hsieh su wei siblings to bond with someone you’ve just met! Oh, and don’t forget to change the gender to tocaya if you’re using it with women. Note that, although Spanish is a null-subject language, you’ll usually want to add in the subject when introducing yourself in response.
Look up translations for words and idioms in the online dictionary, and listen to how words are being pronounced by native speakers. Rosetta Stone embeds our patented speech-recognition engine, called TruAccent , into every lesson. TruAccent instantly compares your voice to native and non-native speakers, so you get real-time feedback for the most accurate pronunciation. It’s also adjustable, which allows you to fine-tune your accent. And even though mi nombre es is the direct translation of ‘my name is’, we learned that this expression is not as popular as the other two options. On top of this, we also discussed some questions that you can use to ask someone’s name and we learned some vocabulary that you can use in this situation.
You don’t want to seem out of place talking informally in a formal context; and, of course, it is not necessary to be overly formal in a friendly and casual setting. In the formal example, the second-person possessive pronouns tu and tuyo were changed to su and suyo. Also, the conjugated verb disculpa (“excuse me”), was changed to disculpe. Dates are mapped to a year-monthday format and person names to their last word . We learned that me llamo is a very popular expression among Spanish speakers and in order to use it, we need to conjugate properly the verb ‘llamarse’. Additionally, soy is a more casual way that people use to introduce or identify themselves.
Finally, you may need to introduce yourself formally in Spanish at some point. This is especially true if you’re learning Spanish for business or if you’re planning to settle down in a Spanish-speaking country. Search for examples of words and phrases in different Contexts.
As one example, the letter r is pronounced differently and takes some practice for most new learners. This distinct sound is formed by tapping the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth, about a third of the way back in the mouth. Some Spanish language experts suggest new Spanish learners practice making the “tt” sound, as it sounds in the English word butter. With Rosetta Stone, you’ll learn the language, not just the words. What makes Rosetta Stone unique is that we prepare you to speak the language in the real world.