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Idiomatic expressions with tener

tener _________años

to be _________years old

Tengo 14 años.

I am 14 years old.

tener hambre

to be hungry

Tengo hambre.

I am hungry.

tener sed

to be thirsty

Él tiene sed.

He is thirsty.

tener frío

to be cold

Ella tiene frío.

She is cold.

tener calor

to be (feel) hot

Tengo calor.

I am (feel) hot.

tener sueño

to be sleepy

Tenemos sueño

We (feel) are sleepy

Tener prisa

to be in a hurry

La profesora tiene prisa.

The teacher is in a hurry.

tener que + infinitivo

to have to

I have to write a letter.

Tengo que escribir una carta.

I have to take a shower.

Tengo que ducharme.

She has to put on make up.

Ella tiene que maquillarse.

Tener ganas de+ infinitivo

to feel like

I feel like taking a shower.

Tengo ganas de ducharme.

She feels like putting on make up.

Ella tiene ganas de maquillarse.

*tener suerte

to be lucky

*tener razón

to be right

*no tener razón

to be wrong

*tener miedo

to be afrain

*tener éxito

to be successful

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