Lesson 9: Spanish verbs HABER and TENER (Videos 1 & 2)

Spanish verbs HABER (to be / to have) and TENER (to have)

 

HABER and TENER, together with SER and ESTAR are arguably the four most important Spanish verbs. Therefore it is of utmost importance that you learn what they are for and how to use them.

When we use the Spanish verb HABER

  • We use Spanish verb HABER as the auxiliary verb for conjugation tenses (the same as verb TO HAVE in English). Example: Yo he visto (I have seen).
  • We also use Spanish verb HABER to indicate: there is / there are (HAY)

When we use the Spanish verb TENER

  • WE use Spanish verb TENER to indicate possession, in the same way that we use the English verb TO HAVE. Example: Tengo un auto (I have a car).
  • We also use Spanish verb TENER with the word QUE as a modal verb to say “I have to”. For example: Tengo que ir a trabajar (I have to go to work).

More video-lesson on Spanish verb HABER:

Lesson 75 – Spanish Verb HABER (Past Present Future)
Lesson 76 – Spanish verb HABER (Past Present Future) – Sentences
Lesson 211 – Spanish verb HABER (to have / to be)
Lesson 212 – How to use Spanish verb HABER
Lesson 283 – Spanish verb HABER and Spanish verb TENER
Lesson 284 – Alternative use of Spanish verb HABER (to be)

More video-lesson on Spanish verb TENER:

Lesson 009 – Verbs HABER and TENER
Lesson 077 – Verb TENER (to have) in Past Present Future
Lesson 078 – Verb TENER (to have) in Past Present Future – Sentences
Lesson 094 – Phrase of the day: Tener la culpa (to be to blame)
Lesson 119 – Tener que/Hay que (smbdy has to/one has to) – Videos 1 and 2
Lesson 160 – Spanish verb TENER (to have)
Lesson 161: Sentences using TENER
Lesson 283 – Spanish verb HABER and Spanish verb TENER

For video-lessons on Spanish verb SER you can watch:

Lesson 4 – Spanish verbs SER and ESTAR
Lesson 71 – Spanish Verb SER (to be) in Past Present Future
Lesson 72 – Spanish Verb SER (to be) in Past, Present and Future (Sentences)
Lesson 126 –Spanish Verbs SER & ESTAR (to be): How and when to use each one

For video-lessons on Spanish verb ESTAR you can watch:

Lesson 4 – Spanish verbs SER and ESTAR
Lesson 73 – Verb ESTAR in Past Present Future
Lesson 74 – Verb ESTAR in Past Present Future (Sentences)
Lesson 126 –Spanish Verbs SER & ESTAR (to be): How and when to use each one
Lesson 188 – Spanish verb ESTAR (to be)

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