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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. (familiar -
         only used in Spain)

    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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