Imagine you are at a conference and you meet someone and you think they could be a useful contact. Your boss is on the other side of the room and you reckon that it would be good to introduce your new contact to him/her.
So, how do you go about doing this?
Well, the first sentence you need to know is:
"Let me introduce you to my boss"
Then comes the difficult part because as you approach your boss, you will need to introduce them to each other. This is where you can fall into a trap because Spanish speakers will have this is their mind:
"Jose, el es Juan"..."Juan, el es Jose"
and Spanish speakers are likely to translate it like this:
"Jose, he is Juan"..."Juan, he is Jose"
Try to avoid this. It isn't the worst mistake in the world but in English, we don't say it like that. We say it like this:
"Jose, this is Juan"..."Juan, this is Jose"
I know that might sound strange, especially because it could seem like you are saying "Jose, esto es Juan" but as you already know, English is strange sometimes!!!
Hope that helps!
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