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There are many options to say nice to meet you or pleased to meet you in spanish.

 

Informal way

 

This is the most common option.

 

  • Encantado de conocerte: The standard translation for pleased to meet you If you are a man.
  • Encantada de conocerte:  Same If I you are a Woman.
  • Encantado de conoceros: Same if you are meeting more than one person and you are a man.
  • Encantada de conoceros: Same if you are meeting more than one person and you are a woman.

 

Examples:

  • Estoy encantado de conocerte. - I am pleased to meet you / Nice to meet you
  • Estoy encantada de conocerte -  I am pleased to meet you / Nice to meet you
  • Estoy encantado de conoceros -  I am pleased to meet you / Nice to meet you
  • Estoy encantada de conoceros -  I am pleased to meet you / Nice to meet you

 

  • Es un placer conocerte - Un gusto conocerte: Translation of nice to meet you.

 

Formal way

Use this option when you are talking to an important person or you are trying to show respect (older people).

  • Encantado de conocerlo: I am a man meeting a man
  • Encantado de conocerlos: I am a man meeting some men
  • Encantado de conocerlas: I am a man meeting some women
  • Encantado de conocerla: I am a man meeting a woman.
  • Encantada de conocerlo: I am a woman meeting a man.
  • Encantada de conocerla: I am a woman meeting a woman.
  • Encantada de conocerlos: I am a woman meeting some men
  • Encantada de conocerlas: I am a woman meeting some women

If the group has men and women we should use the men option.

 

  •  Un placer conocerlo / Un placer conocerla: To a man / To a woman

 

Other shorter options

 

There are both formal and informal.

  • Mucho gusto, un placer, encantado/encantada : Translation for it's a pleasure when you meet somebody.

 

 

 

In Spanish, contrary to that of English, we have different ways of caring about someone and say i love you, and two different phrases to express different things that are far away from each other in terms of meaning.

 

In English you can say you love someone, it doesn’t matter if it’s a friend, a relative, or a couple, the meaning of that sentence varies from one another: A friend doesn’t take it with the same meaning a girlfriend/boyfriend does it.

 

in Spanish we have “Te quiero”, and “Te amo”. The first one is usually said towards a friend, while the second is more commonly used towards a relative or a couple, knowing this you can already tell which one you want to use for your purpose…

 

 

This is a classic. The one word that we all probably learn after “dad” and “mom”, the most basic way of greeting there is in any language, and the easiest way of asserting “I know how to say something in another language”.

 

When we translate “Hello” to Spanish, something curious happens:

Hello in Spanish is “Hola”, In English there’s “hello” and “hi”, the first is “formal”, the sort of polite word you use when talking to anyone, including people you don’t know, whilst “hi” is more friendly and this implies that it wouldn’t be a good idea to say hi to everyone, especially when it’s someone we just met, worse if it’s an old person: It just feels impolite, even if the person doesn’t take it personal.

In Spanish we say “Hola” to everyone, you can say “Hola” to a friend, family, an old person or a stranger.

 

This is one of the very few exceptions in the more common non-written rule which states that in Spanish everything is harder than in English.

 

The word “dad” has a few variants in the English language, “daddy” or “father” are also used to refer to that paternal figure that we both want and need.

Just as in English the Spanish has several words to name the house lord (how heroic it sounds, huh?), the most interesting thing is that they are equivalent to those of English! It is not as in other cases where words vary by geographical location; this is something that is standardized to put it somehow.

Let's see, the internationally correct translations are “papá” for dad, “padre” for father, and “papi” for daddy. Even their pronunciations are similar!

 

Although the thing does not end here, let's go back to the last variant of the word, daddy, although we said that it does not vary by location it has been given by several widely globalized variants in the Spanish-speaking world, besides “papi” we can encounter “papito”, “pa” or “apá”, and as it is not surprising there are also children who, because of liking the language or simply because they think it’s cute, they use the word daddy referring to their paternal figures.

 

Examples:

  • Hi Dad - Hola Papá
  • Good morning Father - Buenos días Padre
  • The father of alchemy - El padre de la alquimia
  • Hi Daddy - Hola Papito / Hola Papi

 

In Spain, Bacon it's called by its commonest translation 'tocino', although in Aragon region it’s also called 'tocino' to the pig, and many people also call it by its original name bacon, isn’t it curious?

 

If we cross the Atlantic we will find that in Latin America the bacon name changes in some countries; for example, in Argentina it is called 'panceta' and ‘unto’ in some regions of this country, meanwhile in Venezuela it is called 'tocineta'.

Other countries like Ecuador and Peru have obtained to Hispanicize the original name of this food thus creating the word 'beicon'. Another curious fact, in some South American countries it is often called 'tocino' to the one who is fat and 'tocineta' to the lean (the healthier one?).

 

A delicious food without doubt, with many uses in the kitchen and that can be enjoyed at any time. How do you like to call it in Spanish?

 

 

 

 

 

10 in Spanish is “Diez”. 10th in Spanish is Décimo

Examples:

  • Ten monkeys - Diez Monos
  • It is ten o clock - Son las Diez de la noche.
  • In 10th century -  En el siglo décimo.

 

Like in most languages (at least western languages) we first have to learn the ten numbers that actually exist, and the new numbers are created with the use of the first ones. In Spanish we call them in this order: Cero, uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve y Diez.

 

 

The translation of are in spanish is not easy as the verb to be is irregular.

Let’s see and example:

We are the best – Somos los mejores – Here the translation of are is somos.

You are the best – Eres el mejor – here the translation of are is eres.

 

In general the verb to be in spanish is as follows:

I am – Yo soy

You are – Tú eres

He is – Él es

She is – Ella es

We are – Nosotros somos

You are – Vosotros sois

They are – Ellos son

 

So we have used three different “are” in spanish: eres, somos y sois.

 

To say when in spanish you can use the word cuando which can be in a question and also in an answer.

 

Let’s see an example:

 

Cuando te vas? which means when do you leave?

Me iré cuando acabe mi trabajo. I will leave when I finish my word

 

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