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This lesson is part of the Beginner Practice Spanish Course
(58 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 2 hrs 28 mins)


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This is an interactive Spanish video where you have the opportunity to practice Spanish at beginner level with a native Spanish speaker.

In this Spanish lesson you have the opportunity to practice more about using El verbo Tener To have – this time in relation to giving and asking age in Spanish. Age in Spanish is something confusing to English speakers as we use the verb To have El verbo Tener rather than the verb To be to give and ask our age. So, for example, instead of saying “I am 33 years old” in Spanish we say “I have 33 years”. This sounds a little strange at first, but you will get used to using it. You must always remember that you cannot translate things literally between Spanish and English. Age in Spanish using El verbo Tener is a good example of how differently verbs and vocabulary can be used.

Please try to watch the video first before looking at the lesson notes. Answers to all tasks involved in the lesson will be given at the end of the post. Try not to look at the answers until you have tried a good few times to give your own responses.

This lesson practices the information taught in Beginner Spanish Lesson 19: Age in Spanish using El verbo Tener To have from my Beginner Spanish Course.

 
Lesson notes:

Please translate the following sentences about age in Spanish from Spanish to English:

1. Tenemos treinta años

2. ¿Cuántos años tienen ustedes?

3. No tengo dieciocho años

4. ¿Tiene Carlos cuarenta años?

Please translate the following sentences using El verbo Tener from English to Spanish:

5. They are 57 (They have 57 years)

6. Are you 25? (Have you got 25 years?) (friendly)

7. Are you 60? (Have you got 60 years?) (formal)

8. She is 15 (She has 15 years)

 
 
 
 


 

ANSWERS

1. We are 30 years old
2. How old are you (group / formal)
3. I am not 18 years old
4. Is Carlos 40 years old?
5. Tienen cincuenta y siete años
6. ¿Tienes veinticinco años?
7. ¿Tiene sesenta años?
8. (Ella) tiene quince años

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