5-minute Spanish Class # 001: Introducing yourself & personal pronouns
# 001 Introducing yourself & personal pronouns
Click on any word in the pronunciation box:
|What is your name? (formal)||¿Cómo se llama usted?||koh-moh seh yah-mah oos-ted?|
|What is your name? (informal)||¿Cómo te llamas?||Koh-moh the yah-mahs?|
|My name is ____________||(Yo) me llamo_____________||Joh meh yah-moh ________|
|What is his name?||¿Como se llama él?||koh-moh seh yah-mah el?|
|His name is ____________||Él se llama _____________||El seh yah-mah _______|
|What is her name?||¿Cómo se llama ella?||koh-moh seh yah-mah e-yah?
|Her name is________||Ella se llama||E-yah seh yah-mah_____________|
Personal Pronouns (pronombres personales):
Here is a pronunciation guide for all pronouns
|you singular, informal||Tú||Too|
|you singular, formal||usted||Oos-ted|
|we, masculine, males& females||Nosotros||Nose-otros|
|they, them masculine||Ellos||e-yohs|
|they, them femenine||Ellas||e-yahs|
|You, plural, males & females, informal- Spain ONLY||Vosotros||Vose- otros|
|You, plural, females, informal, Spain ONLY||Vosotras||Vose-otras|
A few words about TÚ and USTED (Ud.):
Usually, in most Latin American countries, there are two ways of addressing people: the informal “tú,” and the formal “usted.” It is a little confusing at first, but it will get easier with practice.
A word about “machismo” in Spanish language:
When you are speaking about a group of males, you say, “ellos” (them), when you are speaking about a group of females, you say, “ellas.” If there is a mix, you say, “ellos;” even if there are 1,000 females and one male, you still say, “ellos.”
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- Oct 15-19 (Spanish 1 and 2) (kmhs.typepad.com)
- PERSONAL PRONOUNS. English Grammar. (ramanan50.wordpress.com)
Usually, in most Latin American countries, there are two ways of addressing people: the formal “tú,” and the informal “usted.”
There is a typo here, the formality level is just the opposite, as you correctly put in the previous table
Thank you- fixing it now!