Hola everyone! I’m the new guy here – to the blog and to the Spanish speaking world. You may have seen a few videos I’ve posted so far giving tours of Mexico City and the ruins of Teotihuacan. In this post I’d like to introduce myself and help you do the same in Spanish.

My Self-Introduction

Spanish

Mi familia es grande.

Hola! Me nombre es Alejandro, pero todos me llaman Sasha. Soy de los Estados Unidos. Mi familia vive en Michigan. Mi papá es un doctor y mi mamá es una enfermera. Tengo cuatro hermanos y dos hermanas. Mi familia es muy grande! Soy el mas viejo. Tengo treinta y uno años.

Introduce Yourself in Spanish

Me gusta vivir en Puerto Vallarta.

Ahora vivo en Puerto Vallarta con mi esposa. Su nombre es Rachel. No tenemos hijos. Soy un maestro de ingles y un persona de libre dedicación. Estudié producción de video en la universidad. Antes vivía en China e Indonesia por seis años. Me gusta la música, viajar, y los deportes. Quiero estudiar español y quiero ayudarte a hacer lo mismo!

English

Soy de Michigan

Hello! My name is Alexander, but everyone calls me Sasha. I’m from the United States. My family lives in Michigan. My dad is a doctor and my mom is a nurse. I have four brothers and two sisters. My family is very big! I’m the oldest. I’m 31 years old.

La Gran Muralla China

Now I live in Puerto Vallarta with my wife. Her name is Rachel. We don’t have any children. I’m an English teacher and a freelancer. I studied video production in college. Before I lived in China and Indonesia for six years. I like music, traveling, and sports. I want to study Spanish and I want to help you do the same!

Introduce Yourself

Now that you’ve learned a little bit about me, let’s learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish. Here are some common introductory questions and how you can answer them:

Cuál es tu nombre?/Como te llamas?
What’s your name?

Mi nombre es…/Me llamo…
My name is…

De dónde es usted?
Where are you from?

Soy de…
I’m from…

Cuantos años tienes?
How old are you?

Tengo… años.
I’m… years old.

Cuál es tu trabajo?
What’s your job?

Soy un/una…
I’m a/an…

Tienes hermanos/hijos?
Do you have any siblings/children?

Tengo… hermanos/hijos.
I have… siblings/children.
No tengo… hermanos/hijos.
I don’t have any siblings/children.

Qué te gusta hacer?
What do you like to do?

Me gusta…
I like…

Go ahead and practice! Grab a friend and make them study with you, or just say it to yourself in a mirror. Reading is great but nothing beats speaking when you’re learning a language! You can also feel free to introduce yourself in Spanish in the comments section. As a new blogger here, I’d love to get to know some of our readers!

Future Plans

Viajar en México es genial.

As I mentioned in my introduction, my wife and I call Mexico home now. We’re actually doing the “digital nomad” thing as our teaching jobs are online. We’ve been working and studying Spanish here, and we plan to travel to Colombia and other parts of South America starting in September. My Spanish is still at a beginner level. It’s been tough learning my third foreign language. I studied Chinese and Indonesian and you can find me contributing to both of those blogs as well. As a new learner myself, I’ll be focused on sharing beginner-friendly Spanish lessons and videos. I’ll also share posts and videos about history, culture, and more as I travel around the Spanish speaking world. This blog belongs to you, though, so let us know what you want to read about, what questions you want answered, and what kind of videos you’d like to see. Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

I’m sorry I won’t be able to cover very advanced language topics at first, and I apologize for my awful American accent in the videos. Please bear with me – I’m learning just like you are. As an English teacher, I always encourage my students to take chances, speak more, and use what they learn every day. I’ll do my best to do the same with Spanish, and I hope you’ll join me on my journey to study this wonderful language and the many cultures associated with it. Muchas gracias y mucho gusto!

About the Author:sasha

Sasha is a teacher, student, writer, photographer, web designer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they’re currently planning a trip through Central/South America.



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