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Getting started with Spanish 1
Getting started with Spanish 1

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4 Asking and giving names with llamarse

The verb llamarse (‘to be called’) is generally used when asking or giving names. To ask someone’s name, you can use one of these two expressions:

  • ¿Cómo te llamas? – (, you)

  • ¿Cómo se llama?(usted, él/ella, you, he/she, it)

Table 3 Giving your name using llamarse
me llamo Me llamo José Antonio.

My name is José Antonio.

lit. ‘I am called…’)

te llamas ¿Cómo te llamas?

What’s your name?

(lit. ‘What are you called?’)

se llama

¿Cómo se llama?

Se llama María del Pilar.

Her name is María del Pilar.

Activity 4

Part 1

Read out loud these key phrases as you listen to them.

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Part 2

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Activity 5

You will now take part in some short dialogues. First, you will hear the example below. Listen to it and then continue answering the questions you hear in the same way.

Example

You hear: —¿Cómo te llamas? (Josefina)

You say: —Me llamo Josefina

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