If you are wanting to say "I have" (or any other verb) should you just use tengo or should you use yo tengo? I have heard both used but what is the difference?

Also, what is more commonly used when introducing yourself..."Me llamo Lucy" or "Yo soy Lucy"?

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AnonymousIf you are wanting to say "I have" (or any other verb) should you just use tengo or should you use yo tengo? I have heard both used but what is the difference?

Also, what is more commonly used when introducing yourself..."Me llamo Lucy" or "Yo soy Lucy"?

Thanks very much Emotion: smile
In spanish, you can use both ways to say the same thing (What you said).

Examples:

Yo tengo un gato.
Tengo un gato (If you say this, you´ll sound like a native)

Yo soy Héctor
Soy Héctor (If you say this, you´ll sound like a native)

It always happens in everything what you want to say.

It´s not like in english that you must say always the subject for example "I always play soccer"

When you´re introducing yourself, is more common to say "Me llamo Lucy", but if you say "Yo soy Lucy" is ok too.

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So there is no instance where one would be used over the other (like formal vs. informal)?

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AnonymousSo there is no instance where one would be used over the other (like formal vs. informal)?

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No, both are formal. One of those is more native and the other less.

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So should you use tengo or yo tengo