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1 Idiomatic Expressions
Using Tener

2 What is an idiom? According to Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary:
Main Entry: id·i·om Pronunciation: \ˈi-dē-əm\ Function: noun an expression in the usage of a language that is peculiar to itself either grammatically (as no, it wasn't me) or in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements (as Monday week for “the Monday a week after next Monday”)

3 In other words... An idiom is an expression (saying) that can’t be taken literally.

4 Examples of English Idioms:
“all over the place” “on the go” “a pretty penny” “jump the gun” “That’s a wrap”

5 Many of the Spanish idiomatic expressions use the verb tener.
You already know some!: tener que + infinitive tener _____ años to have to... ___ years old

6 Quick Review - Tener Conjugations
Tengo Tenemos Tienes X Tiene Tienen

7 Tener + (physical feelings)
frío - to be cold calor - to be hot hambre - to be hungry sed - to be thirsty sueño - to be sleepy un dolor de (body part) - to have a ___ache

8 Tener + (emotional feelings)
prisa - to be in a hurry miedo de (noun) - to be afraid of (thing) celos - to be jealous cuidado - to be cautious vergüenza - to be embarrased/ashamed razón - to be right (correct)

9 Tener + (emotional feelings)
éxito - to be successful culpa - to be guilty suerte - to be lucky lugar - to belong/fit in ganas de (infinitive) - to feel like (doing something)

10 ¿Qué tiene? 2 + 2 = 4

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