Tener Preterite Tense Conjugation - Conjugate Tener in Spanish Preterite Tense


Tener is a Spanish verb meaning to have. Tener is conjugated as an irregular verb in the preterite tense. Tener appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 5th most used irregular verb.

Tener Conjugation: Preterite Tense

yo tuve
tuviste
él/ella tuvo
ns. tuvimos
vs. tuvisteis
ellos/ellas tuvieron

*Irregular forms in bold.

Tener Participio

The participio of Tener is tenido. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.

Tener Imperfect Root

The imperfect root of Tener is tenía. The imperfect tense is rarely irregular and can be easily conjugated from this form, which is the yo, and él/ella conjugation.

Regular vs. Irregular Verbs

A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In Spanish Preterite Tense, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in ar, er, and ir.

Spanish Preterite Tense Regular Verb Conjugation Chart

Spanish Preterite Tense Conjugation Chart

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