Tener Preterite Tense

The Tener Preterite Tense is an essential aspect of Spanish verb conjugation. Understanding its nuances can pave the way for mastering the language, and we’re here to guide you through it. Our resources also offer comprehensive Tener conjugation practice, along with tailored exercises for verb and conjugation practice. For a broader overview of Spanish verbs, explore our full Spanish verb conjugation section.

Yo

tuve

I had

Nosotros

temenos

we had

(Juana, Juan)

tienes

you had

Vosotros

(informal Spain)

tuvisteis

you all had

Él/Ella/Ud.

(Sra. García)

tiene

he, she, you had

Ellos, Ellas, Uds.

tienen

they, you all had

Tener Preterite Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

Artifact Amigo Spanish Verb Conjugation Game

Conjugation Practice

Present Tense

1. Ayer yo tuve una idea genial.
Yesterday I had a great idea.
2. ¿Tú tuviste tiempo de hacer tu tarea?
Did you have time to do your homework?
3. Él tuvo que salir temprano de la escuela.
He had to leave school early.
4. Ella tuvo un perro por diez años.
She had a dog for ten years.
5. Usted tuvo la oportunidad de conocerlo.
You had the chance to meet him.
6. Nosotros tuvimos un examen sorpresa ayer.
We had a surprise test yesterday.
7. ¿Vosotros tuvisteis miedo durante la película? (vosotros is used only in Spain)
Were you scared during the movie? (vosotros is used only in Spain)
8. Ellos tuvieron una reunión importante.
They had an important meeting.
9. Ellas tuvieron que caminar bajo la lluvia.
They had to walk in the rain.
10. ¿Ustedes tuvieron clases de español el año pasado?
Did you have Spanish classes last year?
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