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