How to go about introducing yourself is usually the first thing you learn when acquiring a new language. The reason is that usually presenting yourself or introducing someone else like a friend or coworker is probably the first thing you will need to do when meeting someone. We’ve created a list of expressions you can use when you come in contact with a new foreigner.
|Who are you?||“Hi. I’m Daisy. I work in the management office. Who are you?”||¿Tú quién eres?|
|Should I know you?||“Hello my dear! How are you?”
“Excuse me. Should I know you from someplace?”
|I don’t think we’ve met.||Hi. I don’t think we’ve met. I’m Francisco and I’m the accountant. Welcome to the company.”||Creo que no nos hemos presentado.|
|How do you do?||“This is Mr. Holmes, the General Manager.”
“How do you do?”
|¿Qué tal? o ¿Cómo está?
(formal y protocolario)
|May I introduce you to…?||“Mr. Hernández, may I introduce you to your coworkers?”||Me gustaría presentarte con|
|Just … is OK.||“Mrs. Sánchez, would you like some water?”
“Just Samantha is OK. And yes, water would be fine.”
(Es el equivalente a “háblame de tu.”)
|Haven’t we met before?||“Hi. I’m James. I’m the manager in this company.”
“Hi James, haven’t we met before? Your face looks familiar. “
|¿Te conozco de algún lado?|
|I think we have.
|Maybe. I think we have. Didn’t you study in UCLA?||Posiblemente.|
|No, I don’t think so.||Could be, but I don’t think so. I used to live in Chile.||La verdad no creo.|
|I’d like you to meet||“Hey Patrick, I’d like you to meet my boss. Patrick, this is Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns, this is Patrick. Patrick works in the maintenance department.”||Me gustaría que conocieras a…|
|Long time, no see||“Oh Sandra! What a surprise! Long time no see. How long has it been? Three years?”
“Yes about that time I think.”
|Tanto tiempo sin verte.|
|You can call me …||I’m Michael Jackson but you can call me Mike.||Puedes llamarme Mike.|
|My friends call me…||“Nancy, this is Mr. Anderson.”
“Hi, Nancy. My friends call me Adam.”
|Mis amigos me dicen Adam.
(Me puedes llamar Adam.)
Would you like to print this list? Go to the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mh01gow3a5g8rs8/introductions.pdf?dl=0