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Aragonese

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:an:Template:lang:la derivations]] tenēre, present active infinitive of teneō

Verb

tener

  1. To have, hold

Interlingua

Verb

tener

  1. To hold

Latin

Adjective

tener m. (feminine tenera, neuter tenerum); first/second declension

  1. soft, delicate, tender
  2. young, youthful
  3. effeminate, sensitive

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender M. F. N. MM. FF. NN.
nominative tener tenera tenerum tenerī tenerae tenera
genitive tenerī tenerae tenerī tenerōrum tenerārum tenerōrum
dative tenerō tenerae tenerō tenerīs tenerīs tenerīs
accusative tenerum teneram tenerum tenerōs tenerās tenera
ablative tenerō tenerā tenerō tenerīs tenerīs tenerīs
vocative tener tenera tenerum tenerī tenerae tenera

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Romansch

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rm:Template:lang:la derivations]] tener

Adjective

tener

  1. tender

Spanish

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:es:Template:lang:la derivations]] tenēre (to hold, to have), present active infinitive of teneō (I hold, I have)

Pronunciation

Verb

tener (first-person singular present tengo, first-person singular preterite tuve, past participle tenido)

  1. (transitive) To have, possess an object.
    Ella tiene seis hermanos. — “She has six brothers.”
    Tengo una pluma. — “I have a pen.”
  2. (transitive) To possess a condition or quality.
    Usted tiene suerte. — “You are lucky.” (literally: “You have luck.”)
    ¡Ten cuidado! — “Be careful!” (literally: “Have care!”)
    ¿Quién tiene razón? — “Who is right?”
  3. (transitive) To hold, grasp.
    Ten esto. — “Hold this.”
  4. (transitive) To contain.
    Este tarro tiene las cenizas. — “This jar contains the ashes.”
  5. (transitive) To feel (internally).
    Él tiene mucho cariño para ella. — “He feels much admiration for her.”
    Tengo frío. — “I feel cold.”
    Tenemos hambre. — “We are hungry.” (literally: “We feel hunger.”)
  6. (transitive) To make to feel.
    Eso nos tiene lastimos. — “That makes us sad.”
  7. (transitive) To be of a measure or age.
    Tiene tres metros de ancho. — “It is three metres wide.”
    Tengo veinte años. — “I am twenty years (old).”


Usage notes

  • (to feel): Tener is often used with nouns like calor (heat), frío (coldness), hambre (hunger), sed (thirst), etc. to express a personal condition, as shown in examples above.

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