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The verb Tener – Tengo

USES OF THE VERB TENER in the 1st PERSON –
TENGO = I HAVE

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Tener is an irregular Spanish verb which means to have.
Tener is also used to mean ‘to be’ with AGE + FEELINGS in Spanish.
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)
Tengo once años
= I am eleven (I have eleven years)

¿Cuántos años tienes?
How old are you?
Tengo diez años = I am ten
(I have 10 years)

TENER + FEELINGS
E.g. Feelings of 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
(I have hunger)
Tengo miedo     = I am frightened
(I have fear)

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