Verb tener - to have  

Spanish 101 Verb Tener - to have
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The verb tener means to have. The ending for tener is based on the personal pronoun that precedes it. The e changes to ie in all forms except nosotros, vosotros, and the yo form, which ends in -go.

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

Yo tengo tres gatitos. - I have three kittens.
tienes una bicicleta. - You have a bike.
Él tiene un coche. - He has a car.
Ella tiene un perro. - She has a dog.
Usted tiene asma. - You have asthma. (formal)
Nosotros tenemos flores. - We have flowers.
Vosotros tenéis mucha tarea. - You all have lots of homework.
Ellos tienen chocolatinas. - They have chocolate bars. (males)
Ellas tienen muchos juguetes. - They have lots of toys. (females)
Ustedes tienen poco tiempo. - You all have a little bit of time. (formal)

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