The Verb TENER The verb TENER, which means to have follows the pattern of other -er verbs.
The Verb TENER However, some forms of the verb are irregular.
The Verb TENER You must memorize verbs with irregularities.
The Verb TENER Here is the verb To Have in English.
TO HAVE I have Youhave He Shehas It Wehave Theyhave
TENER Yotengo Tútienes Ud. Éltiene Ella Nosotros tenemos Vosotros tenéis Uds. Ellos tienen Ellas
Other Uses of TENER As you know, TENER is sometimes used where in English we use a form of the verb to be:
Other Uses of TENER Tener sed (To be thirsty) Tener hambre (To be hungry) Tener ____ años (To be ____ years old.)
Other Uses of TENER Tenemos sed. We are thirsty. Tienen hambre. They are hungry. Tengo 48 años. I am 48 years old. ¿Tienes un lápiz? Do you (familiar) have a pencil? ¿Tiene Ud. una pluma? Do you (formal) have a pen? Tienen Uds. mucho frio hoy. Are you (guys) very cold today. ¿Tienen Uds. mucho dinero? Do you (guys) have a lot of money? ¿Tiene Ud. mucho dinero? Do you (formal singular) have a lot of money?
Poner and Hacer These next two verbs, Poner and Hacer are extremely important verbs to know in Spanish and are very much like the verb Tener.
PONER, HACER Here we will learn the present tense forms of: HACER (to do, to make) PONER (to put, to set)
PONER, HACER PONER and HACER are regular -er verbs in the present tense except for their yo forms: (yo) pongo (yo) hago
TO DO I do, make You do, make He She does, makes It Wedo, make Theydo, make
HACER (present) Yohago Túhaces Ud. Élhace Ella Nosotros(as) hacemos Vosotros (as) hacéis Uds. Ellos hacen Ellas
TO PUT, TO SET I put, set Youput, set He Sheputs, sets It Weput, set Theyput, set
PONER (present) Yopongo Túpones Ud. Élpone Ella Nosotros(as) ponemos Vosotros (as) ponéis Uds. Ellos ponen Ellas