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Tener Present Tense

The verb “tener” is one of the most commonly used verbs in the Spanish language. In the present tense, its conjugation can be a bit tricky for beginners. Our comprehensive guide will provide you with a clear verb chart, dedicated verb practice, and hands-on conjugation practice. Dive deep into the Tener conjugation across all 16 major tenses, or explore a broader range of verbs with our detailed guide on Spanish verb conjugation.

Meaning(s): to have

Verb Chart: Tener Present Tense



I have
I do have
I am having



we have
we do have
we are having

(Juana, Juan)


you have
you do have
you are having


(informal Spain)


you all have
you all do have
you all are having


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you have
he/she/you do have
he/she/you are having



they/you all have
they/ you all do have
they/you all are having

Tener Present Tense Practice

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Conjugation Practice

Present Tense

Tener Present Sentence Examples

1. Yo tengo un perro.
I have a dog.
2. Tú tienes una bicicleta nueva.
You have a new bicycle.
3. Él tiene mucho trabajo hoy.
He has a lot of work today.
4. Ella tiene tres hermanos.
She has three brothers.
5. Usted tiene una cita a las tes.
You have an appointment at three.
6. Nosotros tenemos un examen mañana.
We have an exam tomorrow.
7. Vosotros tenéis una casa en el campo. (used only in Spain)
You all have a house in the countryside.
8. Ellos tienen un coche azul.
They have a blue car.
9. Ellas tienen ganas de viajar.
They feel like traveling.
10. Ustedes tienen una reunión importante.
You have an important meeting.