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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chazz_Queso3

Yo Soy vs. Me llamo : Help!

Is it wrong to introduce yourself as "Soy _" instead of "Me llamo "?

When I asked my Spanish teacher, he said that it is wrong to use ser. However, I notice many native speakers who will introduce themselves to somebody using "ser" instead of "llamar."

Gracias!

May 9, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/German_MA

Well, Yo soy = I am. and "Me llamo" = My name is. Yo soy de Costa Rica, yo soy policía. Me llamo Richard, or Mi nombre es Richard. If you don't understand, let me know.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chilotin

"Yo soy ..." is normal. Never it's wrong, except when your teacher wants you to practice "llamarse" ;) And you can use it for more things, like "Soy estudiante/bombero/canadiente/lo que sea".

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Willow868

One is I am (I am Bob). The other is sort of like I am called (They call me Bob). (llamar = to call)

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yash799427

you csn use both to introduce yourself but me llamo is better

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Willow868

And to really confuse things you can say mi nombre es Bob. :-)

May 10, 2018

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