The uses of the verb tener
The verb tener tener, presente (to have) is used to indicate:
Tengo 106 años.
I'm 106 years old.
Ana tiene una casa en Buenos Aires.
Ana has a house in Buenos Aires.
- Obligation – using tener que (to have to) + infinitive:
Tienes que ir al médico.
You have to go to the doctor.
- As an auxiliary verb, to emphasize an action – using tener + past participle:
Tenemos hechas las maletas.
We've got our bags packed.
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