Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Notes

Unlock In-Depth Explanations & Exclusive Takeaways with Printable Lesson Notes

Unlock Lesson Notes and Transcripts for every single lesson. Sign Up for a Free Lifetime Account and Get 7 Days of Premium Access.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

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!!

13 Comments

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters. Got a complicated question? Try asking your teacher using My Teacher Messenger.
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters.

SpanishPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
Pinned Comment
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

SpanishPod101.comVerified
Wednesday at 12:46 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Marygrace,


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

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Marygrace Horner
Monday at 11:02 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Is 'carro' used more often than 'coche?' Is this regional?

SpanishPod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 1:23 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

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.


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Anthony Hutchinson
Monday at 9:29 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Instead of saying,


Si, tengo carro.


Could you say,


Si, tengo un carro. ??


If not, why not?

spanishpod101.comVerified
Saturday at 1:36 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

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?".


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Nico Andrews
Tuesday at 9:53 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola,


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.


Gracias!

spanishpod101.comVerified
Sunday at 9:46 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hola Richard,


Yes you can.

Sigamos con las lecciones.


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Richard Lionheart
Thursday at 6:51 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

While addressing a group of people can you use also the verb "Tienes carro?"

SpanishPod101.comVerified
Thursday at 5:31 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi lee j won!


Thank you for posting!

Please let us know if you have any questions about our lessons :sunglasses:


Engla

Team SpanishPod101.com

lee j won
Tuesday at 9:44 am
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

thanks.:sunglasses: