Tener – to have – is one of the most common irregular Spanish verbs. In the simple present tense, tener is used just like the English verb “to have” when it means “to possess”*: Tengo dos hermanos.
What does have to mean in Spanish?
tengo que loc verb. I have to go now, or I’ll miss my train. I don’t want to go but I have to. Tengo que irme ya, o perderé el tren.
What does the verb to be mean in Spanish?
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How do I use Tengo?
The difference between “tengo” and “tienes” arises from a difference of person: “tengo” is in the first person, and “tienes” is in the second. The difference can be understood best by an example: Yo tengo anteojos de sol.
How do you conjugate to have in Spanish?
Check out the following table and examples. Here are some examples of the imperfect tense: ¿Tenías una bicicleta cuando eras niño? (Did you used to have a bicycle when you were a child?)
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|él/ella/ello/uno tiene||He/she/one has|
|usted tiene||You (formal) have|
|nosotros tenemos||We have|