TENER EXPRESSIONS Idiomatic Expressions with Tener • An idiom is an expression that cannot be immediately understood by looking at its literal meaning. – – – – 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: • • • • • • • 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: • • • • • • 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!