Spanish languageTener - To Have - Spanish Expressions
 
Tener can mean to have, to possess, to hold, and to contain. It is also used in a number of idiomatic expressions.
tener a bien + infinitive to see fit to, deign to
tener a menos + infinitive to consider it beneath oneself to
tener que + infinitive to have to do something
  
tener corazón de piedra to have a heart of stone
tener un disgusto to have a falling out
tener dolor de cabeza, estómago to have a headache, stomach ache
tener ganas de to feel like, be in the mood for
tener inconveniente to mind, object to
tener líos to have difficulties
tener lugar to take place
tener mala cara to look bad
tener los nervios de punta to be on edge
tener pájaros en la cabeza to have bats in the belfry (to be crazy)
tener palabra to keep one's word
tener la palabra to have the floor
tener por to consider to be, to take (someone) for
tener una promesa to keep a promise
tener en la punta de la lengua to have on the tip of the tongue
tener que to have to
tener que ver con to have to do with
  
In many expressions, tener means to be
tener 25 años to be 25 years old
tener ángel to be charming
tener buena, mala estrella to be lucky, unlucky
tener calor, frío to be hot, cold
tener celos de to be jealous of
tener cuidado to be careful
tener la culpa de to be to blame for
tener éxito to be successful
tener hambre, sed to be hungry, thirsty
tener madera para to be made for, cut out for
tener malas pulgas to be short-tempered
tener miedo de to be afraid of
tener mundo to be sophisticated
tener prisa to be in a hurry
tener razón to be right
tener sueño to be sleepy
tener suerte to be lucky
tener vergüenza de to be ashamed of
  
tenerse to stand (up)
tenerse sobre algo to lean on something
tenerse firme to stand up straight
tenerse por to consider oneself as
tenerse en mucho to have a high opinion of oneself
no poder tenerse to be exhausted
   

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