Lesson 5: Forms of “to have”

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Spanish Lesson
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Tener (to have) for possession (I have a house)

Singular Plural
  Male Female
Yo tengo (I have) Nosotros tenemos (we have) Nosotras tenemos (we have)
Tú tienes (you have) Vosotros tenéis (you have) Vosotras tenéis (you have)
él tiene  (he has) Ellos tienen (they have)  
Ella tiene (she has)   Ellas tienen (they have)
Vd./usted tiene(You have) (respectfully) Vds. tienen (you have)  

Present participle = teniendo      Past participle = tenido

Haber (to have) for compound verb (I have purchased a watch)

Singular Plural
  Male Female
Yo he (I have) Nosotros hemos (we have) Nosotras hemos (we have)
Tú has (you have) Vosotros habéis (you have) Vosotras habéis (you have)
él ha  (he has) Ellos han (they have)  
Ella ha (she has)   Ellas han (they have)
Vd./usted ha(You have) (respectfully) Vds. han (you have)  

Present participle = habiendo     Past participle = habido

Possession Examples

The house has a door La casa tiene una puerta
I have a house You tengo un caballo
The boy has a book El muchacho tiene un libro
They have a book Ellos tienen un libro
They do not have a book Ellos no tienen un libro
Have you a house? (Plural) Tenéis vosotros un caballo?

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