Spanish Proficiency Exercises
Introduce yourself and a friend to others.

Simplified and native speakers:

• Simplified Example
• Arturo A.
• Maripaz G.
• Patricia R.
• Agustín G.
• Giulianna Z.

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• Simplified Example
• Arturo A.
• Maripaz G.
• Patricia R.
• Agustín G.
• Giulianna Z.

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Key vocabulary for this task

Example phrases for this task

Grammar points for this task

Simplified Example
"Hola, ¿Qué tal?..."
Arturo A.
México, D.F.
"-¿Qué tal?, ella es Betina..."
Maripaz G.
España, Madrid
"Muy bien, cuando yo me presento, digo mi nombre..."
Patricia R.
México, D.F.
"Mi nombre es Patricia. Yo cuando me presento..."
Agustín G.
España, Madrid
"Bueno este es Jorge..."
Giulianna Z.
Ecuador, Quito
"Yo soy Giulianna y este es mi sobrino Juan Sebastián..."
algo así   something like that
colega (m/f   colleague
compañero de clase (m/f)   classmate
compañero de cuarto (m/f)   roommate
conocer   to know a person
este/a es mi amigo/a (m/f)   this is my friend
hasta luego   see you later
mucho gusto / encantado/a (m/f)   pleased to meet you
pariente (m/f)   relative
presentar a alguien   to introduce someone
socio (m/f)   partner
Déjame presentarte a Susana Let me introduce you to Susana.
Venimos a verte. we came by to see you.
¿Salimos esta noche? Should we go out tonight?
¿Qué vas a hacer más tarde? What are you doing later on?
Qué gusto saludarte hoy. It was nice to see you today.
Me llamo Pedro. My name is Pedro
Hasta luego María, mucho gusto en conocerte. See you later Maria, it was nice to meet you.
Indirect Object Pronouns

Indirect Objects are the part of the sentence that describes who the action is being done to. For example, in the sentence "I gave the ticket to the man" the phrase "to the man" is the indirect object because it tells us who the ticket was given to. The indirect object pronouns are the words that take the place of the noun. The pronouns in Spanish are provided as follows:

me to me
  te to you
  le to you (formal), to him, to her
  nos to us
  os to you (plural)
  les to you (plural, formal), to them


Note: The word "le" is frequently ambiguous in Spanish since it could mean "to you," "to him" or "to her." Spanish speakers clarify the ambiguity by redundantly repeating the indirect object. For instance, "Yo le digo la verdad a María" literally means "I to her tell the truth to Maria." This may sound strange to an English speaker at first, but it flows in oral speech and does away from the ambiguity.

El hombre me explica el problema. The man explains the problem to me.
  Yo te muestro las fotos. I show the photos to you.
  Te digo todo que sé. I tell you all that I know.