Tener verb chart

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“Tener” conjugation in Spanish – "all we have is words" neon

In this lesson, you will learn all there is to know about conjugating tener. You’ll also learn how to use the verb phrase tener que in Spanish and will discover the different meanings of this Spanish verb. Ready? Let’s dive into it!

Tener in Spanish

Tener in English is either tohave or tobe. It is translated as to have when it means “to possess” in Spanish. For example, “Yo tengo una casa” is “I have a house” in English.

In the following expressions, tener means to be:

tener calorto be hot
tener celosto be jealous
tener cuidadoto be careful
tener fríoto be cold
tener razónto be right
tener sedto be thirsty
tener hambreto be hungry
tener verguenzato be ashamed

How to Conjugate Tener in Spanish

Below you’ll find the proper conjugation of tener. We used the current verb conjugation reference of tener provided by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE). Since they only include simple Spanish tenses in their reference because of space limitations, we have added the conjugations of both simple and compound Spanish tenses in this guide.

Spanish Verbals of Tener


Indicative Mood

I’ll give you a tip to help you always conjugate the tener preterite right! Do you already know the preterite of estar? Then, just eliminate the first two letters (es) from all the forms of the estar preterite. For example, “yo estuve” becomes “yo tuve”. That’s it! Now you have the correctly conjugated preterite of tener.

Tiempos Simples – Simple Tenses

Presente – Present Tense Conjugation
yo tengoI have
tú tienes
vos tenés
(South American)
you have
él/ella/usted tienehe/she has
you (formal) have
nosotros/nosotras tenemoswe have
vosotros/vosotras tenéis
ustedes tienen
you (plural) have
ellos/ellas tienenthey have
Pretérito Imperfecto – Imperfect Tense Conjugation
yo teníaI had
tú tenías
vos tenías
(South American)
you had
él/ella/usted teníahe/she/you (formal) had
nosotros/nosotras teníamoswe had
vosotros/vosotras teníais
ustedes tenían
you (plural) had
ellos/ellas teníanthey had
Pretérito Perfecto – Preterite Tense Conjugation
yo tuveI had
tú tuviste
vos tuviste
(South American)
you had
él/ella/usted tuvohe/she/you (formal) had
nosotros/nosotras tuvimoswe had
vosotros/vosotras tuvisteis
ustedes tuvieron
you (plural) had
ellos/ellas tuvieronthey had
Futuro – Future Tense Conjugation
yo tendréI will have
tú tendrás
vos tendrás
(South American)
you will have
él/ella/usted tendráhe/she/you (formal) will have
nosotros/nosotras tendremoswe will have
vosotros/vosotras tendréis
ustedes tendrán
you (plural) will have
ellos/ellas tendránthey will have
Condicional – Conditional Tense Conjugation
yo tendríaI would have
tú tendrías
vos tendrías
(South American)
you would have
él/ella/usted tendríahe/she/you (formal) would have
nosotros/nosotras tendríamoswe would have
vosotros/vosotras tendríais
ustedes tendrían
you (plural) would have
ellos/ellas tendránthey would have

Tiempos Compuestos – Compound Tenses

Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto – Preterite (Present) Perfect Tense Conjugation
yo he tenidoI have had
tú has tenido
vos has tenido
(South American)
you have had
él/ella/usted ha tenidohe/she has had
you (formal) have had
nosotros/nosotras hemos tenidowe have had
vosotros/vosotras habéis tenido
ustedes han tenido
you (plural) have had
ellos/ellas han tenidothey have had
Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto – Pluperfect Tense Conjugation
yo había tenidoI had had
tú habías tenido
vos habías tenido
(South American)
you had had
él/ella/usted había tenidohe/she/you (formal) had had
nosotros/nosotras habíamos tenidowe had had
vosotros/vosotras habíais tenido
ustedes habían tenido
you (plural) had had
ellos/ellas habían tenidothey had had
Pretérito Anterior – Preterite Perfect Tense Conjugation
yo hube tenidoI had had
tú hubiste tenido
vos hubiste tenido
(South American)
you had had
él/ella/usted hubo tenidohe/she/you (formal) had had
nosotros/nosotras hubimos tenidowe had had
vosotros/vosotras hubisteis tenido
hubieron tenido
you (plural) had had
ellos/ellas habían tenidothey had had
Futuro Compuesto – Future Perfect Tense Conjugation
yo habré tenidoI will have had
tú habrás tenido
vos habrás tenido
(South American)
you will have had
él/ella/usted habrá tenidohe/she/you (formal) will have had
nosotros/nosotras habremos tenidowe will have had
vosotros/vosotras habréis tenido
ustedes habrán tenido
you (plural) will have had
ellos/ellas habrán tenidothey will have had
Condicional Compuesto – Conditional Perfect Tense Conjugation
yo habría tenidoI would have had
tú habrías tenido
vos habrías tenido 
(South American)
you would have had
él/ella/usted habría tenidohe/she/you (formal) would have had
nosotros/nosotras habríamos tenidowe would have had
vosotros/vosotras habríais tenido
ustedes habrían tenido
you (plural) would have had
ellos/ellas habrían tenidothey would have had

Subjunctive Mood

Do you remember the tip I gave you about conjugating the tener preterite in the indicative mood? The same happens here! Eliminate the letters “es” from the estar preterite and you’ll get the preterite of tener. When conjugating in the subjunctive mood, “yo estuviera” becomes “yo tuviera”.

Tiempos Simples – Simple Tenses

Presente – Present Tense Conjugation
yo tengaI have
tú tengas
vos tengas
(South American)
you have
él/ella/usted tengahe/she has
you (formal) have
nosotros/nosotras tengamoswe have
vosotros/vosotras tengáis
ustedes tengan
you (plural) have
ellos/ellas tenganthey have
Pretérito Imperfecto – Imperfect Tense Conjugation
yo tuviera (or tuviese)I had
tú tuvieras (or tuvieses)
vos tuvieras (or tuvieses)
(South American)
you had
él/ella/usted tuviera (or tuviese)he/she/you (formal) had
nosotros/nosotras tuviéramos (or tuviésemos)we had
vosotros/vosotras tuvierais (or tuvieseis)
ustedes tuvieran (or tuviesen)
you (plural) had
ellos/ellas tuvieran (or tuviesen)they had
Futuro – Future Tense Conjugation
  • yo tuviere
  • tú tuvieres
  • vos tuvieres
  • él/ella/usted tuviere
  • nosotros/nosotras tuviéremos
  • vosotros/vosotras tuviereis
  • ustedes tuvieren
  • ellos/ellas tuvieren

(no direct English translation)

Tiempos Compuestos – Compound Tenses

Pretérito Perfecto Compuesto – Preterite (Present) Perfect Tense Conjugation
yo haya tenidoI have had
tú hayas tenido
vos hayas tenido
(South American)
you have had
él/ella/usted haya tenidohe/she has had
you (formal) have had
nosotros/nosotras hayamos tenidowe have had
vosotros/vosotras hayáis tenido
ustedes hayan tenido
you (plural) have had
ellos/ellas hayan tenidothey have had
Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto – Pluperfect Tense Conjugation
yo hubiera (or hubiese) tenidoI had had
tú hubieras (or hubieses) tenido
vos hubieras (or hubieses) tenido
(South American)
you had had
él/ella/usted hubiera (or hubiese) tenidohe/she/you (formal) had had
nosotros/nosotras hubiéramos (or hubiésemos) tenidowe had had
vosotros/vosotras hubierais (or hubieseis) tenido
ustedes hubieran (or hubiesen) tenid
you (plural) had had
ellos/ellas hubieran (or hubiesen) tenidothey had had
Futuro Compuesto – Future Perfect Tense Conjugation
  • yo hubiere tenido
  • tú hubieres tenido
  • vos hubieres tenido
  • él/ella/usted hubiere tenido
  • nosotros/nosotras hubiéremos tenido
  • vosotros/vosotras hubiereis tenido
  • ustedes hubieren tenido
  • ellos/ellas hubieren tenido

(no direct English translation)

Imperative Mood

Many people include all kinds of wrong verb forms in this category. However, the only accepted verb forms of the tener imperative are the following:

tú ten
vos tené 
(South American)
usted tenga (formal)
you have
vosotros/vosotras tened
ustedes tengan
you (plural) have

Tener Conjugation Practice

Do you what’s better than reading about the conjugation of tener? It’s acquiring it. If you acquire new vocabulary, you learn it subconsciously as a result of meaningful interaction with the target language.

Here’s a quick warm-up:

1. ¡Mis vecinos __________ un perro muy bonito!

  • tengo
  • tienes
  • tenemos
  • tienen

2. Ayer yo __________ una gripe muy fuerte.

  • tuve
  • tuviste
  • tuvimos
  • tuvieron

3. Nosotros __________ mucha sed.

  • tengo
  • tienes
  • tiene
  • tenemos

4. Tú __________ el pelo muy largo.

  • tengo
  • tienes
  • tiene
  • tienen

5. Ustedes __________ un carro muy rápido.

  • tengo
  • tienes
  • tenemos
  • tienen

Answers: 1. tienen; 2. tuve; 3. tenemos; 4. tienes; 5. tienen

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Common Questions About Tener

1. When is tener used in Spanish?

In Spanish, tener is used to indicate possession. For example, “yo tengo un carro” means “I have a car” in English. Tener is also used in many idiomatic expressions. One of them is “tener sed”, which means “to be thirsty”.

2. What is the meaning of tener que?

At times, tener is used with the Spanish preposition que and an infinitive (infinitives are verbs that end in “ar”, “er”, or “ir” in Spanish). The verb phrase “tener que” means “have to” in English, and it expresses obligation. For example, “tienes que hacerlo” means “you have to do it”.

3. Is tener a stem changing verb?

Yes! Tener is a stem changing verb. The stem of tener is ten. We get the stem of Spanish verbs by eliminating the endings “ar”, “er” or “ir”. At times, the stem ten changes to tien or tuv.

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Spanish Verb Conjugation - tener  

Spanish Verb Conjugation
Spanish Verb:tener    
English Translation:
to have (preterite: to get, to receive)

Notes:tener is an irregular verbin the present, echanges to ie, in the preterite, tuv-, in the future and condicional, tendr-, in the imperative, ten.   Irregular forms are in



  inglés yo él/ella/usted nosotros/-as vosotros/-as ellos/ellas/ustedes
PresentI have, am having tengo tienes tiene tenemos tenéis tienen
Present PerfectI have had he tenido has tenido ha tenido hemos tenido habéis tenido han tenido
ImperfectI was having, used to have, had tenía tenías tenía teníamos teníais tenían
PreteriteI had tuve tuviste tuvo tuvimos tuvisteis tuvieron
Past Perfect - PluperfectI had had había tenido habías tenido había tenido habíamos tenido habíais tenido habían tenido FutureI will have tendré tendrás tendrá tendremos tendréis tendrán Future PerfectI will have had habré tenido habrás tenido habrá tenido habremos tenido habréis tenido habrán tenido ConditionalI would have tendría tendrías tendría tendríamos tendríais tendrían Conditional PerfectI would have had habría tenido habrías tenido habría tenido habríamos tenido habríais tenido habrían tenido Preterite PerfectI had had hube tenido hubiste tenido hubo tenido hubimos tenido hubisteis tenido hubieron tenido


  inglés yo él/ella/usted nosotros/-as vosotros/-as ellos/ellas/ustedes
PresentI have, am having tenga tengas tenga tengamos tengáis tengan
Present PerfectI have had, had haya tenido hayas tenido haya tenido hayamos tenido hayáis tenido hayan tenido ImperfectI had, was having tuviera


tuviese tuvieras


tuvieses tuviera


tuviese tuviéramos


tuviésemos tuvierais


tuvieseis tuvieran


tuviesen. Past Perfect - PluperfectI had had hubiera tenido


hubiese tenido hubieras tenido


hubieses tenido hubiera tenido


hubiese tenido hubiéramos tenido


hubiésemostenido hubierais tenido


hubieseis tenido hubieran tenido


hubiesen tenido. FutureI will have tuviere tuvieres tuviere tuviéremos tuviereis tuvieren Future PerfectI will have had hubiere tenido hubieres tenido hubiere tenido hubiéremos tenido hubiereis tenido hubieren tenido


  inglés yo él/ella/usted nosotros/-as vosotros/-as ellos/ellas/ustedes
Affirmative ImperativeHave!  ten tenga tengamos tened tengan
Negative CommandsDon't have!  no tengas no tenga no tengamos no tengáis no tengan Past Participlehad tenido

Translated sentences containing 'tener'

¿Tienen ustedes condominios?

Do you have condominiums?

¿Tiene una bolsa?

Do you have a purse?

¿Cuántos años tienes?

How old are you?

tener la piel clara

to have fair skin

Tengo dos hijos.

I have two children.

tener dolor de muelas

to have a toothache

Tener buena salud es necesario.

It's necessary to be in good health.

¿Tiene un apodo?

Does he/she have a nickname?

¿Qué edad tiene?

How old is he/she?

Tengo veintisiete años.

I am 27 years old.

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En Bizagi, un usuario puede tener uno o más roles.

In Bizagi, a user can have one or more roles.

El coeficiente puede tener un valor de 1 a 500.

The coefficient can have a value of 1 to 500.

En Bizagi, un usuario puede tener uno o más trabajos.

In Bizagi, a user can have one or more jobs.

En Bizagi, un usuario puede tener una o más posiciones.

In Bizagi, a user can have one or more positions.

En Bizagi, un usuario puede tener una o más habilidades.

In Bizagi, a user can have one or more skills.

Para ganar, uno debe tener una buena observación y reacción.

To win, one must have a good observation and reaction.

Gracias a su columna, la mesa puede tener tres alturas.

Thanks to its column, the table can have three heights.

Su hijo puede tener uno o más de estos quistes.

Your child may have one or more of these cysts.

Otros pueden tener 15 o más crisis en un año.

Others may have 15 or more crises in a year.

Para vender su producto o servicio, usted debe tener clientes.

To sell your product or service, you must have customers.

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I shook my. Head. To be honest, until today I was still that pizdabol. Did I change you so much. I think so.

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Igor laughed. His voice came from the side. He definitely couldn't fuck her from behind.

Conjugation of Tener

My husband whipped me in the quiet hour of the baby, and if he suddenly did not have time, he continued in the evening. And when the little one was three years old, we sent him to kindergarten, I went to work, and on weekends. The little one was taken away either by my parents or by the parents of my husband.

And from that moment on, Saturday punishments began to take place at a strictly allotted time and according to strict rules that were invented.

Now discussing:

From the bottom, Nadya's pussy was actively processed by Nadia's tongue, while fingering her nipple, her lush breasts. Sveta several times, loudly finished. I shot my aunt in the ass, and taking out, chickened out drops on Nadezhda's face. She was pleased, collected the drops of semen with her finger and licked her finger with relish.

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