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Hola a todos! Soy Lucia. Hi everybody! I’m Lucia.
Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s Español en tres minutos. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
In the last lesson, we learned how to talk about age using the verb tener, “to have.”
You can probably guess that tener can also be used to talk about things you own. That will be the topic of this lesson.
¿Tienes coche? “Do you have a car?”
[slowly] ¿Tienes carro?
Let’s take a closer look at this question.
Tienes, means “Do you have”. You can see that tener has been changed to tienes.
And then we have carro, which means “car”.
So if your answer to the question is “Yes, I do” or “I have a car”, how can you say it in Spanish?
Just turn the verb tener into the 1st person — it’s really simple! You did it during the last lesson to talk about your age, remember?
The first person of tener is "Tengo"...
So in this case we reply:
Si, tengo carro or Tengo carro.
[slowly] Si, tengo carro.
Tengo coche.
You can say "Si", but it's not necessary because your reply is already affirmative.
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insights.
If you want to ask for something that you think someone has, you can use this way. Here’s an example.
Tienes perro, no? This literally means “You have a dog, right?” or
“You have a dog, don't’ you?”
You only have to add the word no after the sentence. It makes the whole sentence sound like a question, even if you know or can guess the answer.
In recent lessons, we have learned about the verbs ser/estar, “to be”, and tener, “to have”.
Next time we’ll learn how to use these two verbs in their negative forms in order to say “I’m not” and “I don’t have”.
Do you know how to turn a verb into the negative form in Spanish? I'll be waiting for you with the answer in the next Español en 3 minutos.
Hasta la próxima!!


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Sunday at 01:13 PM
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Hola Annie,

Thank you for practicing.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sigamos estudiando.



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Friday at 02:04 PM
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¿Tienes carro?

Sí, tengo un carro.

Tienes perro, ¿no?

Sí, tengo tres perros.

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Wednesday at 12:46 PM
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Hola Marygrace,

Yes, "carro" is more common that using "coche".

Sigamos practicando!



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Marygrace Horner
Monday at 11:02 AM
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Is 'carro' used more often than 'coche?' Is this regional?

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Tuesday at 01:23 PM
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Hola Anthony,

Thank you for your comment.

Yes, can say "tengo un carro" though this could be imply as you only having one car.

Instead, "tengo carro"it just means you have a car and maybe more than just that one.



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Anthony Hutchinson
Monday at 09:29 AM
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Instead of saying,

Si, tengo carro.

Could you say,

Si, tengo un carro. ??

If not, why not?

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Saturday at 01:36 PM
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Hola Nico,

Gracias por tu comentario.

Your right it's different. In Spanish we use it a lot, to make an statement an to look for confirmation by asking at the end "¿no?".



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Nico Andrews
Tuesday at 09:53 AM
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at 1:56, the graphic show question marks only around "no," even though it was separated from the rest of the sentence with a coma. This is very different from the way questions are written in English (i.e question mark at the end of the entire sentence) and I was wondering what the grammatical conventions are for punctuation en espanol.


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Sunday at 09:46 AM
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Hola Richard,

Yes you can.

Sigamos con las lecciones.



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Richard Lionheart
Thursday at 06:51 AM
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While addressing a group of people can you use also the verb "Tienes carro?"