Use the chart and examples below to learn how to conjugate tener in the subjunctive tense. To keep it simple, we'll focus on the subjuntivo presente.
Tener: Subjunctive Conjugation Chart
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Examples: how to conjugate tener in subjunctive tense
Here are some examples of conjugating tener in subjunctive form:
Yo sé que el consumidor se supone que siempre tenga la razón.
I know that the consumer is always supposed to be right. (lit: has reason)
Y yo te hice esto para que no tengas frío de noche.
And I made you this for you so you won't be/feel cold at night.
Odio que tengamos que meter a alguien en la cárcel por esto.
I hate that we have to put someone in jail for this.
- Tener is an irregular verb, including in the subjunctive.
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Here's a reminder of what the Spanish personal pronouns mean:
- yo = I
- tú = you (informal)
- él/ella = he/she
- nosotros/nosotras = we
- vosotros/vosotras = you (plural, informal, Spain only)
- ellos/ellas = they
- Usted = you (singular formal) & ustedes = you (plural formal). These are used much more in Latin America than in Spain - the latter being more informal.
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