How to describe yourself in Spanish

posted by
Genesis Diaz

Hi! My dear Friends. Today I came up with this interesting lesson of how to talk about yourself in Spanish. Of course when you learn a new language one of the main purposes is to communicate with other people and what better than starting talking a bit about you. Wherever you go people will ask you this famous question “Can you tell me about yourself?”

Yes or not? When you are in an interview you should know that it is the first question the interviewer will ask you. You might ask yourself why, and the simple reason is that this is the time when people let you impress them, as it is said “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. Therefore, I will guide you with a basis to know how to do it.

These questions will help you describe yourself in Spanish

Pregunta Question Answer Respuesta
¿Cúal es tu nombre? What is your name? Mi nombre es ... My name is ...
¿Cuántos años tienes? How old are you? Tengo ... años I am ... years old
¿Dónde vives? Where do you live? Yo vivo en ... I live in ...
¿Que haces? What do you do? Yo soy ... I am a/an ...
¿Cuáles son tus pasatiempos? What are your hobbies? Me gusta ... I like to ...
Algo interesante acerca de ti Interesting facts about you también me gusta ... I also like to ...

Well, now that you know what questions should be answered to describe yourself, let listen an audio with an example of how it will sound.

This audio contains my own introduction.

Audio and transcript

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Hola mi nombre es Génesis. Tengo 21 años. Yo soy de Nicaragua y vivo en la ciudad principal Managua. Esta ciudad es muy caliente.

Hello my name is Genesis. I am 21 years old. I am from Nicaragua and I live in the main city which is called Managua. This is a very hot city.

Estudio Enseñanza del Inglés como Lengua extranjera. Ahora, curso el último año de mi carrera. Tengo un trabajo a medio tiempo como maestra de inglés. Me gusta enseñar a niños.

I am majoring the senior year of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Universidad Centro Americana. I have a part time job. I work as an English teacher. I love teaching children.

Me gusta leer libros. Mi escritor favorito es Gabriel García Márquez.

I like reading books, and my favourite writer is the Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

También, me gusta ver series y cuando tengo tiempo hago trabajos voluntarios en mi universidad o en mi barrio.

In addition, I like watching series. Whenever I can, I do social work in my university or neighborhood.

Soy una persona muy amistosa, me gusta conocer personas de diferentes países y compartir mi cultura con ellos.

I am a really friendly person, I like to meet new people from different countries and share my culture with them.