False Cognates 20: How do I say it in Spanish?:  I want to introduce to you my boyfriend, Bob.

False Cognates 20: How do I say it in Spanish?:  I want to introduce to you my boyfriend, Bob.

False Cognates 20: How do I say it in Spanish?:  I want to introduce to you my boyfriend, Bob.

Our last blog in the “False Cognates” series will be on the verb “to introduce”.

Every time I used to introduce someone in Spanish, I used the word “introducir” not knowing it was not the correct word for “to introduce” someone.  Then one day I heard my Spanish speaking friend use the verb “presentar” when she introduced her husband to me.  Oh…  It is an important word to know because you will be using it over and over when you meet new Spanish-speaking friends!

  • presentar = to introduce

¿Podría presentarle a mi papá, Andres?
(May I introduce you to my father, Andres?)

Te presento a mi amigo, Byron.
(I introduce to you my friend, Byron.)

Gusto conocerle, Byron.
(Pleasure to meet you, Byron)

El gusto es mio.
(The pleasure is mine.)

  • introducir = to bring in, to begin, to put or to place

Introduzca su número secreto.
(Enter your PIN number.)

Introdujo la ley en 1990.
(The law was put in effect in 1990.)

Did you enjoy learning about false cognates spanish for presentar and introducir?  Share your original sentences with “presentar” and “introducir”.

Thank you for following our “False Cognate” series.  We hope you enjoyed it.  We will start our new series “Translation failure” next week.  Stay tuned!

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