How to say 'I wanted to tell you (plural) a bit about myself' in Spanish.

Neilkenlang gb United Kingdom

A quick question - I need to know how to say 'I wanted to tell you (plural) a bit about myself' in Spanish, but wasn't sure of the correct verb for 'to tell about myself' here. Would I use 'decir' or 'contar' or 'hablar', or something else, and would any of these sentences be correct?...

1) 'Quería decirles un poco sobre mi/mi mismo'

2) 'Quería contarles un poco sobre mi/mi mismo'

3) 'Quería hablarles/hablándoles un poco sobre mi/mi mismo'

I am talking to more than one person, so I would need the plural form of you, which I think is 'les', is that correct?

Also do I use 'sobre mi' or 'sobre mi mismo'?

Gracias!

Wednesday at 22:25
  • levmyshkin us United States

    Option 3 is best. If you were to use "decirles" or "contarles", you would need to tell them something in specific. For example:

    "Queria decirles una cosa..." or "Queria contarles algo que me paso..." (excuse my lack of accent marks). Hablandoles is just plain incorrect.

    Les is correct. You could also use "os" like "hablaros" depending on where you are and who you're speaking to. Sobre mi sounds more natural, but I'm pretty sure both are correct. A native speaker might have more to add on that.

    Thursday at 00:43