Tener – to have

Tener - to have
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Spanish Verb to Have

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.   I have two brothers.
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No tenemos dinero. We don’t have any money.

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Tener conjugations

Present tense

yo tengo    nosotros  tenemos
tienes vosotros tenéis
él, ella, Ud. tiene ellos, ellas, Uds. tienen

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 * Note that when "have" is an auxiliary verb (e.g., I have eaten), Spanish uses a different verb: haber.

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