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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!!