Tener Imperfect Tense Conjugation [+7 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn about the tener imperfect tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how tener is conjugated in Spanish
  • how tener is used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on the tener imperfect tense conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcard on the tener imperfect tense conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about tener (to have)!

Table of Contents

Tener Imperfect Tense Conjugation Table

yotenía
tenías
él/ella/ustedtenía
nosotros/nosotrasteníamos
vosotros/vosotrasteníais
ellos/ellas/ustedestenían

Example Sentences with Tener Imperfect Tense Conjugations

This section of the lesson on the tener imperfect tense conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of the tener imperfect tense conjugation through examples.

De pequeña yo no tenía muchas amigas.

I didn’t have many friends growing up.

tenías un novio abogado, ¿verdad?

You had a boyfriend who was a lawyer, didn’t you?

Su hermano tenía una grave enfermedad.

Her brother had a serious illness.

Antes teníamos muchas gallinas, pero las vendimos.

We used to have a lot of chickens, but we sold them.

¿Vosotros teníais una piscina en vuestra casa?

Did you have a swimming pool in your house?

Ellos tenían muchas ganas de vernos.

They were looking forward to seeing us.

Ustedes tenían una casa en las afueras, ¿verdad?

You had a house in the suburbs, didn’t you?

Quiz Yourself on the Tener Imperfect Conjugation

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Fill in the Blank!De pequeña yo no muchas amigas.

I didn't have many friends growing up.
Fill in the Blank!
un novio abogado, ¿verdad?

You had a boyfriend who was a lawyer, didn't you?
Fill in the Blank!
Antes muchas gallinas, pero las vendimos.

We used to have a lot of chickens, but we sold them.

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