What is an example of tener?

1. «Tener» to speak about age, edad. In English, we use the verb to be to show age: I am twenty-four years old. In Spanish, however, one has years: Tengo veinticuatro años.

How do I use tener in a sentence?

When you have something or have to do something, you will use the verb tener. Tengo clase hoy. I have class today. Tú tienes dos hijos.

What are the 5 uses of tener?

  • TENER to have.
  • YO TENGO –> I have.
  • TÚ TIENES –> you have.
  • ÉL/ELLA TIENE –> he/she has.
  • NOSOTROS TENEMOS –> we have.
  • VOSOTROS TENÉIS –> you guys have.
  • ELLOS TIENES –> they have.

What are 5 sentences using ser?

Read and listen to these sentences with ser:
  • Yo soy rubia. I am blonde.
  • Tú eres médico. You are a doctor.
  • Él es alto. He is tall.
  • Nosotros somos hermanos. We are brothers.
  • Mis hermanos son irlandeses.My brothers are Irish.
  • Laura y Sarah son francesas. Laura and Sarah are French.
  • Ustedes son enfermeros. You are nurses.

What is a tener phrase?

Tener is also used to express various states of being. While in English we would say “I’m hungry,” “I’m cold” or “I’m in a hurry,” a Spanish-speaker would use tener. For instance, tengo hambre—literally “I have hunger”—means the same thing same thing as “I’m hungry.”

How do you conjugate tener?

I’ll give you a tip to help you always conjugate the tener preterite right!

Presente – Present Tense Conjugation.
yo tengoI have
tú tienes vos tenés (South American)you have
él/ella/usted tienehe/she has you (formal) have
nosotros/nosotras tenemoswe have
vosotros/vosotras tenéis ustedes tienenyou (plural) have
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How do you use tener que?

When using tener que, we first need to decide who needs to do something and use the correct form of the verb tener:
  1. Tengo que: I need.
  2. Tienes que or tiene que: you need.
  3. Tiene que: he, she or it needs.
  4. Tenemos que: we need.
  5. Tienen que: they need.
  6. Tenéis que or tienen que: you need for a group.

Is Tener used in idiomatic expressions?

There are also many idiomatic expressions with tener that express sensations more psychological in nature: tener prisa. to be in a hurry. tener miedo a/de + noun.

What type of verb is tener in Spanish?

Tener is a Spanish irregular verb meaning to have. Tener appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Verbs Poster as the 4th most used irregular verb. For the preterite tense conjugation, go to Tener Preterite Tense Conjugation.

What is the past tense of tener in Spanish?

Preterite of Tener
Subject PronounsTener Conjugation: PreteriteTranslation
yotuveI had
tuvisteyou had
él/ella/ustedtuvohe/she/you formal had
nosotros/nosotrastuvimoswe had

What is the difference between tener and tener que?

In fact, it’s similar to the English structure. Meanwhile tener means to have, tener que means to have to.

What is tener ganas?

The phrase ‘tener ganas de…” literally means “to have desires to do something” In English, we usually use the verb “TO WANT TO” or the verb “TO FEEL LIKE” For example, ES: “tengo ganas de ir” EN: “I want to go” OR “I feel like going”

What are the 6 conjugations of tener?

  • tengo.
  • tú tienes.
  • él/ella/Ud. tiene.
  • nosotros. tenemos.
  • vosotros. tenéis.
  • ellos/ellas/Uds. tienen.

How do you remember tener?

Tener means to have or to hold and if you’re an American, the easiest way to memorize this is to imagine always carrying a ten-dollar bill, a tenner, in your wallet.

What is the future tense of tener?

Tener SubjunctiveFuture Tense
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What is the present tense of tener?

Using the chart below you can learn how to conjugate the Spanish verb tener in Present tense.

Mode: Indicative.
Personal PronounConjugation

What is tener in the imperfect?

Using the chart below you can learn how to conjugate the Spanish verb tener in Imperfect tense.

Mode: Indicative.
Personal PronounConjugation