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Tener means "to have".
In Spanish, there are some special uses for tener – both expressions and expressing obligation.
Unlike earlier verbs you learned to conjugate, tener is an ER verb, so the endings are slightly different.
Instead of the endings have ‘A’s – the endings have ‘E’s.
The yo form is completely irregular.
In the tú, usted, él, ella, ustedes, ellos, and ellas forms of the verb, the ‘E’ in the stem changes to ‘IE’
Nosotros and vosotros do not change in the stem. You just have to remember to conjugate the end.
Vosotros tenéis que recorder a cambiar el fin.
It is easiest to just memorize the forms of tener as vocabulary. The Quizlet link will help you practice.