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expressions that use the verb "tener" in Spanish

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tener idioms

  1. 1. Tener queAND Idioms withTener
  2. 2. Tener que + infinitiveis one way to express obligation ornecessity.
  3. 3. This expression can betranslated as"someone has to do something."
  4. 4. Tener is conjugatedaccording to thesubject of the sentence.
  5. 5. Tengo que comer las verduras.I have to eat the vegetables.
  6. 6. Ángel tiene que leer el periódico.Ángel has to read the newspaper.
  7. 7. Ellos tienen que comprar una revista.They have to buy a magazine.
  8. 8. Hay un examen.Nosotros tenemos que estudiar.
  9. 9. Usted aprende el español.Usted tiene que practicar mucho.
  10. 10. Bill está en España.Bill tiene que hablar español.
  11. 11. No hay carro.Tienes que tomar un taxi.
  12. 12. Idiomatic expressions with tenerAn idiom is a group of words which, when usedtogether, has a different meaning from the onewhich the individual words have. For example:- How do you know about Johns illness?- Oh, I heard it on the grapevine.
  13. 13. When using these idiomatic expressions,conjugate the verb (tener) according to the subjectof the sentence.Yo tengo cincoaños.Tú tienes ochoaños.PiPi tiene dosaños.
  14. 14. There are many idiomaticexpressions that use the verb tener.This oneexpresses age:Idiom: tener _____ añosLiterally: to have _____yearsTrue Meaning: to be _____years old
  15. 15. Spanish also has many idiomaticexpressions.Although their literal translations sound oddtoEnglish speakers, they sound perfectlynaturalto native speakers. Here is one example:Idiom: Hace mucho calor.Literally: It makes muchheat.True Meaning: It isvery hot.
  16. 16. Many other expressions using tenerexpress physical sensations.tener fríoto be coldtener calorto be hottener hambreto be hungrytener sedto be thirstytener sueñoto be sleepy

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