HAVE vs HAVE

¡Hola!

“I’m going crazy with verb TENER,” said my student Michaela.

I don’t want you guys to be confused on this specific topic, so please watch this video I recorded a year ago for her. I’m pretty sure it will take some confusion away before you get into that specific lesson.

In this video, you will learn the different ways we use the verb TENER in Spanish. It’s important to understand that for the English expressions “I’m cold, I’m hungry, I’m hot..” we use the verb TENER.

Also, this video will take away any confusion you might have about HAVE vs HAVE:

1. I have a cat.
2. I have eaten a chicken soup.

On sentence number 1, in Spanish as in English, we use the verb TENER to talk about possessions. On sentence number 2, in Spanish, we use verb HABER.

1. Yo tengo un gato.
2. Yo he comido sopa de pollo.
Here are the conjugations in present tense for verbs:

TENER and HABER:

TENER:

Yo tengo

Tú tienes

Él/Ella/usted/(animal/thing) tiene

Nosotros tenemos

Ellos/ellas/ustedes tienen

HABER:

Yo he

Tú has

Él/Ella/usted/(animal/thing) ha

Nosotros hemos Ellos/ellas/ustedes han

I’m pretty sure it will take some confusion away before you get into that specific lesson. Yes! feel free to share it!

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