“To Be” in English – “tener” in Spanish

To be – not “to have”

These sentences in Spanish use “tener” / “to have” but in English we use to be. These are very common examples so memorise them.

tener hambre

to be hungry

tener sed

to be thirsty

tener frío

to be cold

tener miedo

to be afraid

tener sueño

to be sleepy

tener cuidado

to be careful

tener años (tengo 25 años)

to be age (I am 25)

tener suerte

To be lucky