TENER EXPRESSIONS
Idiomatic Expressions with
Tener
• An idiom is an expression that cannot
be immediately understood by looking
at its literal meaning.
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To be “on the go”
To “play the field”
To “jump the gun”
To “rain cats and dogs”
Conjugate TENER
Spanish Idiomatic
Expressions
• Spanish also has idiomatic
expressions . The literal translations
sound ODD to English speakers.
– Idiom ……………Hace mucho calor.
– Literally …………It makes much hot.
– True Meaning….. It is very hot.
Spanish Idiomatic
Expressions With TENER
• Example of a Spanish idiom with
TENER
– Idiom …………….tener ___ anos.
– Literally ………….to have ____ years
– True meaning……to be _____ years old
Tener Expressions For
Physical Sensations
Tener frio
Tener calor
Tener sed
Tener
hambre
Tener Expressions For
Physical Sensations
Tener sueno
Tener dolor de…
Tener Expressions For
Psychological Sensations
Tener prisa
Tener miedo a / de
Tener celos
Tener confianza
Tener Expressions For
Psychological Sensations
Tener cuidado
Tener verguenza
Other TENER idiomatic expressions
Tener razon
Tener la culpa
Tener exito
Tener suerte
Other TENER idiomatic expressions
Tener lugar = to take place
Tener ganas de = to feel like
Tener en cuenta = to take into account
Practicamos!
Which tener expression is
associated with the following:
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Your birthday
Being in a desert
Ghosts
Winning the MegaMillions
Being “green with envy”
Antarctica
Running late
Practicamos!
Which tener expression is
associated with the following:
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Belly ache
Being sent to jail
Pulling an “all-nighter”
Embarassment
Hot dogs
Mr. Bennington
Remember…
• To use one of the TENER expressions, you
have to conjugate TENER with a subject
and then add the expression.
– Nosotros tenemos miedo de volar.
• We are afraid to fly.
– Yo tengo hambre.
• I am hungry.
– Ellos tienen suerte a Las Vegas.
• They are lucky in Las Vegas.
The End!
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TENER EXPRESSIONS