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Can someone please explain to me why 'Tiene' is used to say 'do you have' but the conjugation for 'you have' is 'Tienes'?
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Old October 28, 2014, 08:09 PM
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Third-person 'tiene' means 'you have', 'you do have', 'you are having', "you'll have (near future)" and, when used as a question, 'do you have'.
Second-person 'tienes' has the same meanings.

The difference is which 'you' is being used.

The third-person form is formal usage.
The second-person form is familiar usage.
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Old October 30, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by beeb View Post
Can someone please explain to me why 'Tiene' is used to say 'do you have' but the conjugation for 'you have' is 'Tienes'?
a) In Spanish tú is second person singular= Tú tienes
B) Usted is third person singular = Usted tiene.
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