The Verb have in French and Spanish

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Learn the verb have in French and Spanish (with English translations)

This video includes the present tense conjugations of avoir and tener (to have; to possess). Note that unlike avoir, tener is not used as an auxiliary verb in the present perfect – the verb for that in Spanish in haber. Subject pronouns must be used in French, but they do not have to be used in Spanish.

The meaning of the French pronoun “on” included in this video is the more contemporary and frequent usage as an alternative to “nous,” meaning “we.” Conjugations do not include the impersonal “on”(meaning “one” in French) since the Spanish equivalent is frequently expressed with a reflexive verb.

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