Using me llamo [name] - to say your name

To say what your name is in Spanish, you use Me llamo [name].

Read and listen to these examples:

Me llamo Juan.
My name is Juan.

Hola, me llamo Rocío, ¿y tú?
Hello, I am called Rocío, and you?

Yo me llamo Ana.
My name is Ana.

It's optional in Spanish to use Yo in front of me llamo.

To ask what someone's name is, you can use either the informal  form (te llamas), or the formal usted form (se llama):

¿Cómo te llamas?
What's your name? [informal]

¿Cómo se llama usted?
What's your name? [formal]

GRAMMAR: Yo me llamo is the first person singular of the verb llamarse in El Presente.

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Examples and resources

Yo me llamo Ana.
My name is Ana.


¿Cómo se llama usted?
What's your name? [formal]


Me llamo Juan.
My name is Juan.


Hola, me llamo Rafael.
Hello, my name is Rafael.


¿Cómo te llamas?
What's your name? [informal]


Hola, me llamo Rocío, ¿y tú?
Hello, I am called Rocío, and you?


Q&A Forum 5 questions, 14 answers

No estamos ninos?

Instead of just adding "Me llamo", I wrote "me llamo Juan" inadvertently giving the answer "Me llamo Juan Juan". This is accidental! Yet Kwiziq marks it incorrect! Almost certainly, this would never occur in a practical situation.

Also when using my tablet, I sometimes miss out a question by accident. Kwiziq should prompt that all the questions have not been answered. This is also accidental! Yet Kwiziq marks it incorrect! 

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola William

I've included "Me llamo Juan" as a possible correct answer because as you say it is clearly accidental, and what we are testing is "Me llamo..."

As per your other query, I am passing it on to a colleague. Hopefully they'll give you an answer soon.

Thanks for writing to us,

Inma

ShuiKwiziq language super star

Hola William

Thank you for your helpful suggestion, I passed it on to the team and it's been added to our list of improvements!

Saludos

Shui

No estamos ninos?

Instead of just adding "Me llamo", I wrote "me llamo Juan" inadvertently giving the answer "Me llamo Juan Juan". This is accidental! Yet Kwiziq marks it incorrect! Almost certainly, this would never occur in a practical situation.

Also when using my tablet, I sometimes miss out a question by accident. Kwiziq should prompt that all the questions have not been answered. This is also accidental! Yet Kwiziq marks it incorrect! 

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Me llamo Shrey. Am I correct ?

Asked 5 months ago
AndreaA1Correct answer

Si

yes

Me llamo Shrey. Am I correct ?

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Combo te llamas

Asked 6 months ago

Me llamo Catherine

no

Combo te llamas

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como te llamas?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hi Jason

Can you be a bit more specific about your query please?

Inma

hola babe
whats shakin
SA1
:3

Bacon

como te llamas?

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Do you need to repeat the answers to yourself?

Asked 1 year ago
Yes
Yes please
SilviaKwiziq language super star
¡Hola Justin! Could you please be a bit more specific about your question? Muchas gracias. Silvia

Do you need to repeat the answers to yourself?

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