"Do you have a sister?"
Translation:¿Tú tienes una hermana?
Yes, actually we don't say 'tu' in a conversation, just tienes una.hermana'
Im having problems with when to use th2 accent in "tiéne " and "tiene" or is theres an "s" that makes the diffetence ? Please help
There's no accent in tiene. Tiene is for he (el)/her (ella)/formal you (ustedes). Tienes is informal you (tu).
I'm still having trouble distinguishing when to use tiene vs. tienes. Any help would be appreciated.
Use 'tiene' for the third person singular (él/ella/Usted) and tienes for the second person singular (tú).
Third person is he, she, and in the case of spanish, formal you. Second person is informal you, or in english, just you. First is I.
tho already answered, let me do it again. tu is for 'your' and tú is for 'you'.
In spanish nouns are either feminine or masculine. Most of the time if the noun ends with an "a" it is feminine and if it ends in an "o" it is masculine. Hermana is feminine. Because hermana is feminine you have to select the femine article. If the noun is masculine, you would use the masculine article "un". So you say "una hermana" but you would say "un hermano".
So the word "tener" means "to have". In English, to indicate who is doing an action, we place the person doing that action in front of the action word (verb) and get rid of the word "to". For example: to have, if I wanted to say from my, personal (1st person) perspective, I would say "I" have. 2nd person = You have 3rd person = He/She/They have
In Spanish, they change the word itself to indicate who is doing an action.
Tengo is when you're talking from your, personal perspective. In English, it's like using the word "I" before an action. Tengo = I have
Tienes is when you're refering to a person face to face. In English, it's like using the word "You" before an action. Tienes = You have
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I put "Haces tú tiene una hermana." Which is completely wrong....lol I'll just resume my lessons when I'm not tired.
can anyone expain why "Te tienes una hermana?" does not work as a correct answer. Thanks
You conjugate based on who you're talking about.
I (yo) = tengo
He/she/formal you (el/ella/ustedes) = tiene
Informal you (tu) = tienes
We (nosotros) = tenemos
All verbs do this in Spanish.
I think it depends on what system you're on but on my Mac OS X it's alt e u.
Alt e for the accent and u. Aka tú.
I get the sentence wrong and when I read the correction and redo, I'm given anyother answer. I don't understand this.
ITS MY FIRST TIME IN DUOLINGO HOPEFULLY THIS OWL DOES NOT KILL ME AT 3AM I MISSED MY SPANISH LESSON