Imperfect - Verb Tener - to have  

Spanish Grammar Imperfect Tense Verb Tener - to have

The verb tener (conjugation) means "to have".

yo tenía (I used to have)
tenías (you used to have)
Ud/él/ella tenía (you/he/she used to have)
nosotros (as) teníamos (we used to have)
vosotros (as) teníais (you guys used to have)
Uds/ellos/ellas tenían (you all/they used to have)

The first and third person singular forms are identical, therefore the context must distinguish between the two. Let's look at some example sentences:

Yo tenía el derecho de paso.
I had the right to pass.

tenías las llaves.
You used to have the keys.

Mi carro no tenía radio.
My car didn't used to have a radio.

No teníamos tiempo.
We didn't have time.

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