Conjugate tener in El Presente (present tense)

Tener (to have) is irregular in El Presente:

yo tengo
tienes
él / ella / Ud. tiene
nosotros / nosotras 
tenemos
vosotros / vosotras
tenéis
ellos / ellas / Uds.   tienen
Notice the yo form has a -g- and ten- becomes tien- in three of the forms.
Look at and listen to these examples:

Yo tengo un perro.
I have a dog.

tienes un coche grande.
You have a big car.

Ella tiene una falda azul.
She has a blue skirt.

Usted tiene 57 años.
You are 57 years old.

Nosotros tenemos una casa en la playa.
We have a house on the beach.

Vosotras tenéis una tía en Chile.
You have an aunt in Chile.

Ellas tienen una guitarra española.
They have a Spanish guitar.

Ustedes tienen una hija rubia.
You have a blond daughter.

For more verbs that follow a similar pattern, see: 
Verbos yo -go (presente) and for verbs that derive from "tener" see List of Tener and its derivatives

Examples and resources

Vosotras tenéis una tía en Chile.
You have an aunt in Chile.


Yo tengo un perro.
I have a dog.


Nosotros tenemos una casa en la playa.
We have a house on the beach.


Usted tiene 57 años.
You are 57 years old.


Ustedes tienen una hija rubia.
You have a blond daughter.


Ella tiene una falda azul.
She has a blue skirt.


Ellas tienen una guitarra española.
They have a Spanish guitar.


tienes un coche grande.
You have a big car.


Q&A

Cheyenne

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2019

1 reply

Why is the nosotras conjugation of this not tenemas?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

21 March 2019

21/03/19

Hola Cheyenne

There is no agreement between the verbs endings and the gender of the pronoun. When we have a pronoun in the feminine form, like ella, ellas, vosotras, they still have the same ending as él, ellos and vosotros.

The agreement is always between articles, nouns, pronouns and adjectives, for example:

Las chicas son guapas (The girls are pretty)

Los chicos son guapos (The boys are handsome)

Notice how the verb doesn't change (son)

Hope this helps.

Inma

Clever stuff underway!