The verb Tener – Tengo

Tengo – 1st Person of the Verb Tener

Introduction to the verb Tener via practice using the 1st person:
Free Practice + Video Clip and downloadable PDF Worksheet.
Tener is an irregular Spanish verb which means to have.
In Spanish it also used with Age (to have + number of years) and feelings/states of being (to have + fear):
Tener   = to have
Tengo  = I have
Tienes = you have

¿Qué tienes?  What do you have?

Tengo un perro  =  I have a dog

Tener + AGE:
Tengo = I am … + age  (= I have + number of years)
¿Cuántos años tienes?     
(How old are you?)
Tengo 10 años = I am 10   (I have 10 years)

Tener + feelings such as hunger, thirst, cold, fear.
Tengo = I am … + Feelings
Use ‘tengo’ to say ‘I am + cold, hot, hungry, thirsty, sleepy, ashamed …
Tengo hambre  = I am hungry
Tengo miedo     = I am frightened

Free downloadable PDF Worksheet

TENER – Present Tense:
tengo          – I have
tienes         – you have
tiene           – he, she has
tenemos   – we have
tenéis         – you have
tienen        – they have

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