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Old October 28, 2014, 04:56 PM
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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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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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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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