Give you all a brief introduction of myself.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Silver, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Silver

    Silver Senior Member

    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

    Can I say this at the school opening day to all my classmates:

    I feel honored to give you all a brief introduction of myself.

    Will it be redundant? I know "briefly introduce myself" is much better, but my question is whether the bold expression is idiomatic?

    Thanks a lot
  2. Miss Julie

    Miss Julie Senior Member

    Chicago metro area
    I would say something more like "I'm hono(u)red to introduce myself to you." I don't think "briefly" is necessary.
  3. quillerbee Senior Member

    Canadian English
    Hi Silver, I would not try to be idiomatic, but sincere. Your sentence is good, Julie's is good, just be yourself and you will be fine.
  4. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    No, it is not idiomatic, at least in my world. The use of honoured is very pretentious... People do use it...... but when I hear that at the start of a presentation I switch on, so that I can ask very pointed questions later.......

  5. henrylee100 Senior Member

    I may be wrong but to me it seems that what you're trying to say is something like
    I'm honored to have/be given this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.
    When you introduce yourself you basically just tell them your name (possible first and last name as in 'Hello, my name is/I'm Silverobama...) I don't see how you can get any 'briefer' than that. And what would be a long introduction then?
  6. kengwilson

    kengwilson Senior Member

    English from the North of England
    Yes, indeed - keep it simple. Remember Melville: "Call me Ishmael."

  7. grubble

    grubble Senior Member

    South of England, UK
    British English
    I vote for this one :thumbsup:

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