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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

Ella tiene suerte.

She is right.

tener razón

to be wrong

Yo tengo razón

I am right.

tener dolor de...

to hurt

Silvia tiene dolor de cabeza

Silvia has a headache.

tener una cita

to have an appointment

La chica tiene una cita con el doctor.

The girl has an appointment with the doctor.

Tengo mucho que hacer.

I have a lot to do.

* tener cuidado

* to be careful

tener ganas de

to feel like

Yo tengo ganas de dormir.

I feel like sleeping.

tener miedo

to be afraid

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