How To Form And Use The Spanish Verb: Tener

Spanish Verb 'Tener' (To have)

You may have noticed a strange verb that we have been using for some time now. The verb is 'Tener' and it is a verb that is used a lot when speaking, writing, and even conjugating verbs in Spanish. Now that we have seen it in action, let's take a look at its forms.

****Tener (To Have)

Subject:Verb Conjugation:Pronunciation:
Yotengotayn-go
Tutienestea-ehn-ays
El/Ella/Udtienetea-ehn-ay
Nosotrostenemosteh-name -ohs
Vosotrosteneisteh-nice
Ellos/Ellas /UdsTienentea-ehn-ehn


EXCERCISE: YOUR TURN!

Complete the setence with the correct verb form of 'tener'.

  1. ****____ (yo) muchos ninos. (I have a lot of children.)
  2. ****____ (nosotros) gemelos. (We have twins.)
  3. ****Ellos ____ una hija muy bella. (They have a very beautiful daughter.)
  4. ****Ella _____ solamente un perro. (She has only a dog.)
  5. ****Vosotros _____ un hermana y un hermano. (You [all] have a sister and a brother.)