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"Yo tengo un pasaporte."

Translation:I have a passport.

May 7, 2018

191 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maite654805

¿'Yo tengo un pasaporte' o 'Yo tengo pasaporte'?

En castellano si se refiere a que la persona tiene un pasaporte en regla, se diría sin el artículo indeterminado, es decir, Yo tengo pasaporte. Creo que la traducción de esta frase en inglés sería I have a passport. Si es así, sería más correcto la frase en castellano como Yo tengo pasaporte.

Yo tengo un pasaporte significa que tengo un pasaporte pero que no es el mío. Creo que es importante clarificar esto para que los anglohablantes lo tengan claro.

Yo tengo un pasaporte means that I have a passport, but not mine, if I mean that I have a valid passport, it should be: Yo tengo pasaporte.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeron497987

Thanks for the clarification, really happy with it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonathan975806

Translate in ingles por favor...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ItsReddKatt

(xD umm) ¡Hola! Soy Quinn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yasna840

I don't understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Galenkah

Tu aclaracion es muy buena pero no creo que les ayude mucho a los chicos que no saben ingles como para entender lo que escribiste.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PuppyChow3

Thank you, Duo. We'll remember that when we get stopped by a security guard at an airport.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClarkG.

The voice does not sound out the word "un" at all


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phil205423

I kept getting it wrong when I didn't use un in the sentence too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raquel735691

If two vowels are beside each other in a sentence they run together.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rbdgz

I agree that's why i got it wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lynne563963

Regarding the word "yo"; why is it pronounced "yo" when used at the beginning of a sentence but as "jo" when said alone?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rich739183

Thanks for pointing that out. I hadn't noticed it before, but will pay more attention to that word now. I understand that those two pronunciations are regional differences, so it could be that we are just hearing recordings from different people.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

Both pronunciations are correct. Sometimes the slow version sounds different than the fast, but that's true of real people too ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rich739183

Thanks. I see now that the sentence is recorded by a man and the individual word Yo is recorded by a woman. So we simply have different people demonstrating different correct pronunciations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Solipsist5040

I have researched this and as a general rule it seems that Spaniards will usually pronounce "y" and "ll" as a Y sound, Argentinians will say them like the S in pleasure or measure, and Mexicans will say them like the J in Jacob.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/logicalpencils

Argentines will often go as far as "sh" as well, e.g. yo = show, while many neighboring countries stay at the "zh" or "j" sound.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spicy_wolf

Any tips how I can remember that Tengo means Have?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raquel735691

If you can Tengo then you Have stills..I know the word is tango but word with what you have...lol have


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keisha670244

I thought that was tenyer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayrie4

bien esto era confuso..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Messi199860

She says "un"to quietly


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dominic.........

But i dont know where it goes or where it is, so... what do i do now?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dominic.........

(Talking about passport)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TinaW64

Am I the only one not hearing "un" when this phrase is stated?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/russelldale

In the normal-speed version, it's either not there, or said so rapidly that it's inaudible. It's in the slow version, but I didn't listen to that before answering because I'm trying to get accustomed to the typical rapid-fire delivery of the language. And because "Yo tengo pasaporte" is a perfectly valid construction (see the first comment here), I didn't see anything wrong with it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alex318260

Doesnt prounounce the "un" very cleay


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chimakia

yo tengo un pasaporte

(enjoy the linget)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlayziaFor

I have a passport


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hibiscus.21

If tener is the verb form, then why do we have tengo for 'I have'? Where did the g come from? Also where did the 'i' come from in tú tienes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

tener means "to have", Yo means "I" (but is not necessary to put it)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeniferSaa1

Tener in Spanish is to English, the base form of "to have." In my observation, where you get specific with who is being referred to by the verb, usually it is simply done by adding "o" (I), "s" (you), "a" (he/she). For example, "comer" (to eat) is the base form of verbs "como" (I eat), comes (you eat), "come" (he/she eats). But this the usual way of doing it and I can see why this is confusing as it relates to the verb in question. I think it's one of those things where you just need to memorise because the general rule is not applicable?? I like to compare it to regular and irregular verbs in English where unfortunately, adding "d" or "ed" (ex: live- lived) after the verb changes a verb into its past tense form only applies to regular verbs, though this is the usual case. Because there are irregular verbs(buy- bought), one who is just learning English as a second language will need to familiarise with and memorise verbs. Haha I am not sure if I am making any sense here or adding to your confusion with my examples. Hopefully I helped in some way though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelBunny19

I put that but accidentally put and extra S


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngelBunny19

I accidentally put an extra S in pasaporte but it should have been still correct right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alisha515347

I have another account but decided to make a new one for some reason, i also need to brush up si this was a good choice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elisa209428

This question tells me to pick out what I hear but says my response is wrong and gives tje answer as a translation when that option isn't given!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeroVill

Thats not what she said


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mar726430

i do not see the difference


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George55750

თქვე ნეხვებო!!!1!111!11!! -_-


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yvan225377

I wrote gave instead of have by mistake, i am not here to learn english! Spelling is not a mistake


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

But that is a mistake.

You can't expect a computer to know that you knew it was have and not gave.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReginaBeja4

yo tengo un pasaporte


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ty_Baillargeon

How do you know what words are feminine? If you use "un" for masculine and "una" for feminine in regards to "un pasaporte"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

usually, when a noun finish with an "A" it's femenine, and if it finish with an "O" it's masculine, but sometimes it doesn't change for example: mago (wizard) it's masculine and femenine and you have to put "un mago" in masculine, and "una mago" if the wizard is a woman. i don't know if i said it right, i don't speak english haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessieRami14417

I'm not sure how it goes with using una and un when talking with things, una hotel? un pasaporte? Does this work like an and a in english?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardEde10

That is messed up


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gauri711941

How to understand if a question or a statement???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Najshia

How can you restart it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TeBzwK

Oof this i awierd


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tansy318970

It said type what you hear not translate what you hear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vidiksha1

Un is not there


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KynedeBlai

yall didnt even let me say it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/B3llaTr1x

Why do we use 'un'? For other words, such as 'leche', that end in an 'e' that sounds like a long 'a', we use 'una'. Why is 'pasaporte' different?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Long864074

what is "un" mean ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.odbZdc

It shows tengo also has a meaning (I)am ... when to use it then ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

You use it when you say 'i am + noun'. I'm 20 goes i have 20. The rule is simple, you can't be and object or an idea, you have it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ph.odbZdc

Tengo means (I)am..plz i need example of how tengo is used with this meaning


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brooklyn229807

yayyyy, i got it correct and i dont even speak spanish but im trying to learn and i think im doing great !!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MCPickaxe

"i have my passport" wasnt accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MirzaAdnan4

I just got spell mistake in passport and all get wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kevin185782

Yeah i get what it is saying. But i can't translate without the English words. I can only put in what i hear with the Spanish words presented. That is a program issue


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fabian833392

I love this app is spectacular and it's is not mere


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZsomborBer

The audio sad 'yo tengo pasaporte' and duolingo does not accept this. Please correct it because it misleaded me from the right answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaraFernan811379

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BBmVsd

yo tengo tú tienes él/ella tiene nosotros/as tenemos vosotros/as tenéis ellos/ellas tienen


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heather267135

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daphne743853

I thought that "tiene" was have. Am I mistaken?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Learpholla

"tiene" is the 3rd person singular corresponding to "he/she/it has" and to formal singular "you have" ("usted tiene").
"tengo" is 1st person, "I have".

See the conjugation on SpanishDict.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jman303

Hey guys do any of you have minecraft gamertags?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

Jman303, this isn't a place to chat. Please use these sentence discussions to discuss the sentences.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Transformw

It says tap what you hear. I don't understand how I'm getting it wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Transformw

It says Tap what you hear. There's only Spanish words to choose from so I don't understand how I'm getting it wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PriyanshuS679781

Por qué no usamos tiene en lugar de tengo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Honeythead

My parents and siblings are so proud of me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WalesMcQue

I have my passport


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xkasimd

what is the difference between un and una when using it with objects and not people's gender, such as this sentence? I'm kinda confused :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mary82828280

In spanish also the objects have "genders". The rule is the same as if you use it with people. You use una, when the object is female and un when it is male. The passport is male in spanish so it must me un pasaporte.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExcelsiorProHrig

In spanish, we have some gender rules. 'Un' is used for masculine words and 'Una' is used for feminine words. As you have noticed that passport is a masculine word, so you will put 'Un'. Tell me if you have more doubts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merit963971

Sorry but im very confused doesn't "Yo tengo un pasaporte" mean i own a passport?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rich739183

I think the primary meaning is have. E.g., the Spanish for "I am hungry" is "Yo tengo hambre" (literally, "I have hunger").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExcelsiorProHrig

No, as you translate the word 'tengo' in english, it will say as 'I have'. So it means 'I have a passport' and not 'I own a passport'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kanpathak

What is the difference between 'tengo' and 'tiene'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rich739183

Different conjugations of the verb tener (to have). For details, scroll up to the comment by Learpholla.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charles974057

There should be no difference with Yo tengo un pasaporte, and Yo tengo pasaporte. Both are correct and should not be counted as incorrect.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shivi87676

Yo tengo is used for I'm why not yo soy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

No, yo tengo means I have. Some expressions in Spanish can't be literally translated, like yo tengo hambre, I have hunger.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glixhy

I typed I am a passport Hah


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AubsCabobs

I added one more S than i was supposed to when I got it wrong in pasaporte


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MDalshahwan

It's really confusing when to use (un) or (una) and (el) or (la) when dealing with nouns how can I tell when to use which?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

the nouns and adjectives (with exceptions) have gender: masculine and femenine, but there's no reason for it, a boat is masculine and tavle is femenine. Femenine words go with femenine articles, and masculine too. una/la femenine, un/el masculine. La and El can be plural or singular as well, las f plural and los m plural


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TzMLD

to have vs to speak...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ExcelsiorProHrig

"Yo tengo un pasaporte", means I have a passport. But when I wrote "I need a passport", it said that I was correct. Can I get to know why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan403011

I clicked here instead of have


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hzyay

If the word pasaporte has an e at the back, shouldnt it be feminine and use una? Or is it an exception


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Learpholla

As far as I know, there is no rule that says Spanish nouns ending in "e" should be feminine. Think, for example, of "hombre", "padre", "elefante", "restaurante", "instante" etc that are masculine.

In fact, I think it is rather the case that most Spanish nouns ending in "e" are masculine:

LONERS - words that end with any of the letters in LONERS are usually masculine. Study.com


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

no, that's french, and is used for femenine nouns, in general rule the words that end in o are maculine but there are SOOOOOOOO many exceptions so just memorise when something is femenine or masculine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

no, that's french hahah


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnKuempe

The audio sounding is being so annoying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ayush749088

I often get confused between tengo and tienes. Both means "have". So, in what kind of sentences we use either of those?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

Tengo - I have

Tienes - You have

Tiene - he / she / it / usted has

Tenemos - we have

Tienen - You (plural) / they have

Spanish verbs have endings that tell you who does the action.

Does that help?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naruto301819

I said "l have my passport What is the difference


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

it's not "my" it's "a"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lauraglen14

I had a typo....☹️


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pip471952

Remember mistakes help you learn according to duo lol


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dflock

I never heard the un


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamie255992

I accidentally put pass9


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/qPF63

I sent a correct answer why that program said me it was wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emma_exists

can someone explain the difference between tengo and tienes?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

tengo means "i have" and tienes means "you have"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ziXJbw

Mostrou que podia usar i am. E quanfo coloquei deu errado


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelNic889479

The two audio recordings ate not the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meaghan363647

Error because of where the done button is. Very annoying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steph956833

It clearly says, "You tengo pasaporte." We are asked to type what we hear. The answer is wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

Don't you think you have to practice listening rather than the app is wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pheluciam

Is 'Yo' pronounced 'Jo' or 'Yo'...? In this instance when the sentence is said by the voiceover it is pronounced 'Yo', but when I press just the word 'Yo', the voiceover is 'Jo'...? This happens A LOT...?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/murtazatop2

When YO is said alone it is pronounced as JO but when in a sentence it is pronounced as YO


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rich739183

That's not it. Those two recordings are made by two different people, demonstrating two different, but equally correct, regional pronunciations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnnaMinska

As I noticed so far, "yo" is pronounced in two different ways. Is it a rule for explaining this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luciofher

the "yo" in argentina isdifferent from the "yo" in mexico


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Owen530239

Why is there a yo at the start of the sentence??? Because tengo means i have its actually saying (I) I have


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noehly6

Every language has different rules. In Spanish, though tengo means I have, you need to say yo. Otherwise, it would be just have


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pratospicantes

You don't need to say the "yo". Spanish is a pro drop language. It drops the pronouns when the verb makes it obvious.

Tengo una maleta. Tengo miedo. Tengo dolor. They are all correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Omsharma976403

It's not necessarily important to exclude pronouns. But we can omit as it is obvious till then we are not taking usted, El and Ella.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EggFredd

"Yo tengo" can also mean "I'm," so I thought this meant "I am a passport" and I was confused -_-


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iria860319

Well, "yo tengo" just means "I have". "I'm" would be translated as "yo soy", so this can only be translated as "I have a passport."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArielHalfo1

I also said I'm a passport. Thought it was weird...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kalashnikitty

But in the drop-down hints, "I'm" was shown as a translation of "yo tengo."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Learpholla

I think it suggests "I'm" as a possible translation of "(yo) tengo" because of such constructions as "tengo hambre" ("I'm hungry"), "tengo 20 años (de edad)", ("I'm 20 (years old)") etc


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tech274

So does Spanish do it like the French?

I have hunger ( I'm hungry)

I have 20 years ( I am 20 ( years old)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danielconcasco

Yes, it's the same construction. Isn't it nice when Romance languages play nice ;).

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