Verb tener   By Ron Slone

Resources Top 100 Verbs Verb Tener - to have
Overview

The verb tener (conjugation) means "to have". It is irregular in the present tense. The ending er changes to go in the (yo) form (first person singular). Also, e changes to ie in the tú, Ud., and Uds. forms of the verb.

yo tengo (I have)
tienes (you have)
Ud/él/ella tiene (you/he/she has)
nosotros (as) tenemos (we have)
vosotros (as) tenéis (you guys have)
Uds/ellos/ellas tienen (you all/they have)

Let's look at some uses of the verb tener:

- to express age

Tengo veintisiete años.
I am 27 years old

- to indicate possession

Yo tengo dos perros.
I have two dogs.

- to indicate obligation

Yo tengo que aprender las palabras.
I have to learn the words.

- to express sensation

Yo tengo dolor de cuello.
I have a pain in my neck.

- to express a desire to do something

Tengo ganas de verlo.
I feel like seeing him.


Present Tense
Past & Future
Related Topics
 
  Vocabulary Flashcards
  Vocabulary Quiz
  Photo Quiz
  Spelling Quiz
  Sentence Flashcards
  Video
  Example Sentences
  Dialogue
  Image-Sentence Match
  Word Order Quiz
  Multiple Choice Quiz
  A or B Quiz
  Fill In

Icon Legend

Icons are color coded by Spanish level:

Green = Beginner
Blue = Intermediate
Orange = Advanced


Black icons are unrelated to Spanish level:

Help
Download
Information







Popular Phrase: seguir tu command | Time in Spanish | Conjugated Verb: resfriar - to catch a cold [ click for full conjugation ]

; ;