"¿Tú tienes una hermana?"
Translation:Do you have a sister?
Do Tengo and tienes mean the same i.e. have? If yes, when to use which word?
They're both parts of the conjugation of tener (to have):
(Yo) tengo = I have
(Tú) tienes = you (familiar) have
(Él, ella, usted) tiene = he, she has; you (formal) have
(Nosotros/as) tenemos = we have
(Ellos/as, ustedes) tienen = they, you (plural) have
As you can see, most of these mean have, but the one you use depends on the subject of the sentence. Since the subject of Duo's sentence is "Tú," you use the tú form: tienes.
"I have" a sister. = "Yo tengo" una hermana.
"You have" a sister. = "Tú tienes" una hermana.
"Tengo" is "I have" and "Tienes" is "you have"
Guys i typed this "you have a sister ?" and duo said "Another correct solution:" So i found a new solution :)))
In the recording I heard she is not raising her pitch at the end of the sentence, (I listened multiple times) therefore it is a statement not a question. Yet Duolingo insists this is a question. An earlier similar sentence spoken by a man is very clearly raisd at the end and I answered correctly in question form.