What are the preterite conjugations of tener?

Preterite of Tener

Subject Pronouns Tener Conjugation: Preterite Pronunciation
yo tuve TOO-beh
tuviste too-BEES-teh
él/ella/usted tuvo TOO-boh
nosotros/nosotras tuvimos too-BEE-mohs

What are the irregular conjugations of tener?

Tener is a Spanish irregular verb meaning to have. Tener appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Verbs Poster as the 4th most used irregular verb….Tener Conjugation: Present Tense.

yo tengo
él/ella tiene
ns. tenemos
vs. tenéis

What are the 6 conjugations of tener?

Conjugating Tener in the Present Tense

yo tengo I have nosotros/as tenemos
tú tienes you (informal) have vosotros/as tenéis
usted/él/ella tiene you (formal)/he/she has ustedes/ellos/ellas tienen

How do you conjugate tener?

That’s it! Now you have the correctly conjugated preterite of tener….Presente – Present Tense Conjugation.

yo tengo I have
él/ella/usted tiene he/she has you (formal) have
nosotros/nosotras tenemos we have
vosotros/vosotras tenéis ustedes tienen you (plural) have
ellos/ellas tienen they have

What is the past tense of tener in Spanish?

Tener in the Indicative Preterite

Pronoun Spanish English
Yo tuve I had
tuviste you had
Ella / Él / Usted tuvo s/he had, you (formal) had
Nosotras / Nosotros tuvimos we had

Is Tener imperfect or preterite?

Tener means “to have”, but in the preterite tense it means a physical completed “having” which means “to receive” or “to obtain”. The imperfect is SOMETIMES what you want.

How do I conjugate tener in Spanish?


  1. tengo.
  2. tú tienes.
  3. él/ella/Ud. tiene.
  4. nosotros. tenemos.
  5. vosotros. tenéis.
  6. ellos/ellas/Uds. tienen.

Is tener a regular or irregular verb?

irregular verbs
Unlike most –er and –ir verbs we’ve learned, tener and venir are both irregular verbs.

How do you use tener?

Tener (pronounced teh-nehr, with a soft ‘r’ at the end) means ‘to have’. In its most basic form, it is used to express possession and necessity. At other times, it is used commonly in phrasing in which you’d normally use the verb ‘to be~.

What are the Nine tener expressions?

Expressions With Tener

  • tener _ años: to be _ years old.
  • tener calor: to be hot.
  • tener frío: to be cold.
  • tener hambre: to be hungry.
  • tener sed: to be thirsty.
  • tener sueño: to be sleepy.
  • tener miedo: to be frightened.
  • tener prisa: to be in a hurry.

What is the difference between preterite and imperfect tense?

The Spanish preterite (pretérito perfecto simple,or pretérito indefinido)

  • The Spanish present perfect (pretérito perfecto)
  • The Spanish imperfect (pretérito imperfecto)
  • What are preterite verbs used for?

    – Ser. To be. – Ir. To go. – Dar. To give. – Ver. To see. – Poder. To be able to. – Poner. To put/place. – Saber. To know. – Hacer. To do.

    What is preterite tense?

    Hacía sol/calor (It was sunny/hot)

  • Estaba frío/nublado,etc (It was cold/cloudy,etc)
  • Nevaba (It was snowing)
  • Llovía (it was raining)
  • What is the preterite form of the verb tener?

    tener is an -er verb (see more here)

  • specifically,tener is a verb ending in -ner (so a g will appear in certain forms)
  • tener is a stem shifting verb from e > ie