Spanish Grammar: The Verb [TENER] with Possession

Spanish Grammar: The Verb TENER with Possession

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Spanish Grammar: The Verb [TENER] with Possession
la gramática española: el verbo [tener] con la posesión

  • The verb [TENER] means to have. It is an irregular verb.
  • May be used to indicate possession of an object.


60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson


(Present Indicative Tense)
yo TENGO I have
tú TIENES you have
él / ella / usted TIENE he / she has – you have
nosotros TENEMOS we have
vosotros TENÉIS y’all have 
ellos / ellas / ustedes TIENEN  they / you all have

The verb TENER means to have. It shows possession!

The verb TENER also is used for many different kinds of expressions in Spanish like showing possession of things!

Yo tengo un libro de español.
I have a Spanish book.

Nosotros tenemos una clase de inglés pronto.
We have an English class soon.

¿Tú tienes la tarea para hoy?
Do you have the homework for today?

Notice how the YO, NOSOTROS, and VOSOTROS forms of TENER looks different from the others. This is because TENER is an irregular verb. Check out the lessons on irregular verbs for more details.



Quizlet Activity – The Verb [TENER] with Possession – Examples

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