4 ¿Cómo te llamas?

What is your name?

III. ¿Cómo te llamas?


llamarse – (to be called)

(yo) me llamo – I am called

(tú) te llamas – you are called

(usted) se llama  – you are called (formal)

(él/ella) se llama – he/she is called

(nosotros) nos llamamos – we are called

(vosotros) os llamáis – you all are called

(ellos) se llaman – they are called

(ustedes) se llaman – you all are called (formal)

Use this link to practice the conjugation of llamarse.

Watch this video and pay attention to the use of formal and informal questions.



Ej. 6 Escucha y lee. Selecciona tus nombres favoritos.

Alicia   Andrés   Camila   Carlos   Carmen   Elena   Eva  Francisco   Javier   Lucía   Jorge   Luis   Patricia   Raúl   Raquel   Sergio   Soledad   Vicente



This sound is represented by the following:

[ka] c + a causa, pica, capa [ko] c + o como, cosa, saco

[ku] c + u cuna, cumplir, Cuba [ke] qu + e qué, quema, saqué [ki] qu + i quiero, quita, quien


This sound is represented by the following: [za] z + a pizarra, zapato, taza [zo] z + o zona, mozo, marzo [zu] z + u azul

[ce] c + e quince, trece, cero

[ci] c + i cinco, cinta, ciego

Note that in Latin America, the sound [z] does not exist. It is pronounced as [s] instead.


It is considered one consonant in Spanish. It sounds like the y in yes.

llamo   millón   brillante   sello   gallina   cebolla




It is like a strong h, pronounced at the back of the throat. It is softer in Latin America.

pájaro    jota    jamón


It is pronounced like j when it is before e and i.

general    gente    gitano   generoso    giro    coge

In all other position, it sounds like the g in good.

goma    gato    grupo    laguna    iglesia    pagué


It is pronounced like th in the when it is between vowels or at the end of the word.

nada    cada    todo

Soledad    usted    dificultad

Ej. 7 Escucha la cinta. ¿Cómo se llaman estos jóvenes? Mira la lista de nombres y completa las frases. (A1D1T8)

Gregorio Sánchez     Aurora Pérez     Miguel     Marta     Alicia    Juan Redondo Carrillo


Spanish people have two surnames (APELLIDOS).

Juan Redondo Carrillo

(First name) (Father’s surname) (Mother’s surname)

The paternal surnames of both parents will pass on to their children. For example, the son of

Juan Redondo Carrillo and Alicia Machado Conde

will be called Miguel Redondo Machado.

The words for MrMrs,  and Miss 
SeñorSeñora, and Señorita respectively.


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