Translation of have in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (to possess) we have o (especially British English) we've got 30 hectaresI didn't have o (especially British English) hadn't got any moneytenemos 30 hectáreasdo you have a car? — no, I don't o (especially British English) have you got a car? — no, I haven'tno tenía dinerohave you a car/any children? — no, I haven't¿tienes coche? — no (, no tengo)April has 30 days¿tienes coche/hijos? — no (, no tengo)I've a cousin in Bostonabril tiene 30 díastengo un primo en BostonExample sentences1.2
(courage/patience/strength/right)he had the sense to refuseyou've no idea what I've been through!tuvo el sentido común de negarse¡no tienes (ni) idea de or no te puedes imaginar las que he pasado!Example sentences1.3 (to feel, to show) have some respect!
- Football, even at youth level, should be about rewarding best practice and not just who has the most money.
- Almost every household today has a computer.
- But if you don't keep an eye on the way things are going, then pretty soon you may not have a job to go to.
he hasn't (got) any consideration for others¡ten más respeto!she has a lot of painno tiene ninguna consideración con los demásI'm beginning to have doubtstiene or siente mucho dolorme están entrando dudasExample sentences
- Naive art has a quality of its own that is easy to recognize but hard to define.
- I thought he had a bit more sense, but no.
- Yet credit is due to Kilmarnock for remaining resolute throughout and having the capacity to respond.
- Like an awful lot of people, I really don't have any strong feelings one way or the other.
- Did you have this concept in mind from the start, or did it take shape as you wrote the album?
- She, it seems, has thoughts and ideas about what she wants to do in the weeks and months after the baby is born.
- Which of the candidates has got the capacity to convince people that life is precious?
- The volunteer might not have the patience or training for the task.
- To be honest, I had no confidence in the techniques I applied.
- 2 (to hold, to have at one's disposal) look out, he's got a gun!how much money do you have o (especially British English) have you got on you?¡cuidado! ¡tiene una pistola or está armado!I had him by the arm¿cuánto dinero tienes or llevas encima?may I have a sheet of paper?lo tenía agarrado del brazothat one doesn't work: have this one (British English)¿me das una hoja de papel?may I have your name?ese no funciona, toma estedo you have o (especially British English) have you got her address?¿me dice su nombre?have you got a light?¿tienes su dirección?you've had long enough¿tienes fuego?I've got a surprise for youhas tenido tiempo suficientecould I have your Sales Department, please? (on phone)tengo una sorpresa para tite tengo una sorpresaI have it!, I've got it!¿me comunica or (in Spain also) me pone or (in Southern Cone also) me da con el departamento de ventas, por favor?all right: have it your own way!¡ya lo tengo!¡ya está, ya está!what have we here?¡está bien! ¡haz lo que quieras!to have something to +¿y esto?
infinitiveI've (got) a lot to do you've (got) a lot to learntener algo que+ infinitiveI had nothing to wear that was suitabletienes mucho que aprenderI have o I've got this photo to remind meno tenía nada que ponerme que fuese apropiadotengo esta foto de recuerdo
- 3 3.1 (to receive) we had a letter from him last weekhave you had any news?tuvimos or recibimos carta de él la semana pasadahe has all-party support¿has tenido noticias?could we have some silence, please? could we have the next witness?cuenta con or tiene el apoyo de todos los partidosI had it from someone who knows the people involvedque pase el siguiente testigowe have it on the best authority that …lo supe or me enteré por alguien que conoce a las personas implicadasto have had it [colloquial]don't let her catch you or you've had itsabemos de buena fuente que …I think your umbrella's had itque no te pille o estás arreglado [colloquial]I've had it up to here with your complainingme parece que tu paraguas no da para más [colloquial]to have it in for somebody [colloquial]estoy hasta la coronilla or hasta las narices de tus quejas [colloquial]to let somebody have it [slang]tenerle manía or tirria a alguien [colloquial](attack — physically)darle su merecido a alguiendarle a alguien como en bolsa (River Plate area) [colloquial](— verbally)3.2 (to obtain, to gain) a room can be had for $30cantarle las cuarenta a alguien [colloquial]poner a alguien verde or a parir (Spain) [colloquial]they were the best/only seats to be hadse puede conseguir una habitación por 30 dólaresred or green, which will you have?eran los mejores/únicos asientos que habíaI'll have a kilo of tomatoes, pleaserojo o verde ¿cuál quieres?¿me da or (Spain) me pone un kilo de tomates, por favor?Example sentences
- Carl admitted to having a few pampering treatments before the wedding day.
- I have received a number of e-mails from persons asking me why I am doing this.
- Next, we sent an e-mail inquiry and within a day or so we had a reply.
- 4 (to consume)(champagne/beer)to have breakfast to have dinner to have lunchto have a cigarettealmorzar or (especially Spain, Mexico) comerhave some more saucefumarse un cigarrillowhat are we having for dinner? I've had nothing to eat all daysírvete más salsawe had too much to drinkno he comido nada en todo el díahow do you have your coffee?bebimos or (in Latin America also) tomamos demasiadowhat will you have? (in restaurant)¿cómo tomas el café?I think I'll have the sole¿qué se van a servir?¿qué van a tomar? (Spain)creo que voy a pedir or (in Spain also) a tomar el lenguadoExample sentences
- They have been in a few nights this week, having a few pints and a few fags.
- We lose our temper and, as soon as we've had a cup of tea and a biscuit, we feel better.
- Do you recommend that I can still take my daily vitamins whilst having a high performance drink?
- 5 5.1 (to experience)(accident/meeting)we had a week in Romethey had a party to celebrateestuvimos or pasamos una semana en Romathe project has had a setbackhicieron una fiesta para celebrarlodid you have good weather?el proyecto ha sufrido un revéshave a nice day!¿te ( or les etc) hizo buen tiempo?we had a very pleasant evening¡adiós! ¡que le ( or te etc) vaya bien!he's having Spanish lessonspasamos una noche muy agradableI had an injectionestá tomando or le están dando clases de españolestá dando clases de español (Spain)he had a heart transplant/an X rayme pusieron or me dieron una inyecciónshe had a heart attackle hicieron un trasplante de corazón/una radiografíathey have it easyle dio un ataque al corazón or un infarto5.2 (to suffer from)lo tienen (todo) muy fácil(cancer/diabetes/flu)he's got a headache/sore throatyou've got a coldle duele la cabeza/la gargantatiene dolor de cabeza/gargantaestás resfriadoExample sentences
- Many people are unaware they have had the illness so do not know if they are immune.
- It increases the likelihood of a person having asthma, eczema or hay fever.
- The bug is capable of killing if it infects someone who has recently had flu.
- I've had the opportunity to play guys who are having a more difficult time living in society than others.
- We lost her but she didn't suffer, she had a happy life and a family who adored her.
- He had a disappointing World Cup by his own high standards but has done well in Super League.
- One night, we got back to our rooms after a couple of drinks at Manor Bar and decided to have a Chicago party.
- We shall have a public banquet in your honor!
- We head for town in little groups, and end up having our own little post-party parties.
- 6 (to look after) they have visitors/guestswe had a friend staying with ustienen visita/huéspedesmy mother offered to have the childrenteníamos a un amigo en casami madre se ofreció a cuidar a los niñosExample sentences
- There is another arrival ceremony with short speeches thanking the hotel for having us.
- I was going to have Peter and Chris over to plan our trip to Aspen the next day.
- Quick note to say it was fabulous having you, you're a great houseguest, come again any time.
- 7 (causative use) we'll have it clean in no timehe had them all laughing/in tearsenseguida lo limpiamos or lo dejamos limpioyou had me worriedlos hizo reír/llorar a todoswe'll soon have you out of hereme tenías preocupadoto have somebody +pronto te sacaremos de aquí
infinitiveshe had me retype itI'll have her call you back as soon as she arrivesme lo hizo volver a pasar a máquinawhat else would you have them do?le diré or pediré que lo llame en cuanto llegueI'll have you know, young man, that I …¿qué más quieres que hagan?to have something +para que sepa, jovencito, yo … past participlehe had a new palace builtyou could have it repairedse hizo or (in Latin America also) se mandó construir un nuevo palacioyou've had your hair cut!podrías hacerlo arreglar or (in Latin America also) mandarlo (a) arreglarhave him seen by the doctor¡te has cortado el pelo!hazlo ver por el médico
- 8 8.1 (to allow, to permit) (with negative) I won't have it!she refuses to have her private life discussed in public¡no lo consentiré or toleraré!I won't have him interferingse niega a que discutan su vida privada en públicowe can't have her getting her hands dirty now, can we?no pienso tolerar que se inmiscuya8.2 (to accept, to believe) we told her we'd seen him, but she just wouldn't have it¡cómo vamos a permitir que la señora se ensucie las manos!le dijimos que lo habíamos visto pero no lo quiso aceptar or creerExample sentences
- We will take 12,000 refugees a year, but we will not have people arriving here illegally and we will act to deter that occurring.
- I don't like drama in my house. I won't have it.
- We can't have you being late for something like this, now, can we?
- 9 (indicating what happens ) See examples:I have people coming for dinner tonightto have something +esta noche tengo gente a cenar
infinitive/+ past participleI've had three lambs die this weekhe had his bicycle stolense me han muerto tres corderos esta semanale robaron la bicicletaExample sentences
- We have had previous experience of having cars damaged and stolen.
- The man staying next to me at the hotel had his travel bag stolen from the room yesterday.
- They suffered the indignity of having their pictures splashed all over the papers.
- 10 (indicating state, position) she had her eyes closed I had the radio onyou have o (British English) you've got your belt twistedtenía la radio puestawhat color shall we have the flowers?tienes el cinturón torcidolet's have the sofa over here¿de qué color ponemos ( or compramos etc) las flores?pongamos el sofá aquíExample sentences
- We see little wildlife during the dive, but the experience has my adrenalin pumping.
- We'll have a room ready as soon as possible.
- Now her article has me thinking.
- 11 (to give birth to)(baby/twins)Example sentences
- It was her own experiences of having her two sons and two daughters that led her to wanting to become a midwife.
- My mother knows a couple, newly married and who have just gone through the happy experience of having a set of twins.
- By having a baby a teenager won't be able to do these things, due to not being able to afford a babysitter.
- 12 [colloquial] 12.1 (to catch, to get the better of) See examples: they almost had him, but he managed to escapeI'll have them for thatcasi lo agarran or atrapan, pero logró escaparsethe name of the actor? you have me thereya me las pagarán12.2¿el nombre del actor? ¡ahí sí que me mataste! [colloquial](to swindle)(dupe)you've been had!I had you there: you thought I was serious!¡te han timado or engañado!¡te han tomado el pelo! [colloquial]te engañé, te creíste que lo decía en serioExample sentences
- Then he realized he'd been had - and a big grin spread over his face.
- I was had, the advertisers did their bit and got me, they well and truly got me!
- 13 (to establish) See examples:rumor has it that … she was not in fact, as popular belief has it, an orphanas fate would have it, she …no era en realidad huérfana, como se suele creerquiso la suerte que ella …
- 1 (used to form the perfect tenses) I have/had seen herI have/had just seen herla he/había vistohave you been waiting long?la acabo/acababa de verrecién la vi/la había visto (Latin America)you have been busy¿llevas mucho rato esperando?she'd already gone when we arrived¡cómo has trabajado!had I known that o if I'd known that …ya se había ido cuando llegamoswhen he had finished, she …si hubiera sabido que …de haber sabido que …cuando terminó or [literary] cuando hubo terminado, ella …
- 2 (in question tags) See examples:you've been told, haven't you?they have signed, haven't they?te lo han dicho ¿no? or ¿no es cierto? or ¿no es verdad?you haven't lost the key, have you?han firmado ¿no?¡no habrás perdido la llave …!
- 3 (in elliptical use) See examples:you may have forgiven him, but I haven'tthe clock has stopped — so it has!puede que tú lo hayas perdonado, pero yo noyou've forgotten something — have I?el reloj se ha parado — ¡es verdad! or ¡es cierto!I've told her — you haven't!te has olvidado de algo — ¿sí?se lo he dicho — ¡no! ¿en serio?
- 4 4.1 (expressing obligation) See examples:have (got) to +
infinitivedo you have to go?, have you got to go?tener que+ infinitiveyou don't have to come if you don't want to¿tienes que ir?I have o I've got to admit that …no tienes que or no tienes por qué venir si no quieresyou don't have to be an expert to realize thattengo que reconocer que …don't go out unless you have tono hay que or no se necesita ser un experto para darse cuenta de esoshe always has to interfereno salgas a menos que tengas que hacerlo4.2 (expressing certainty) See examples:have (got) to +siempre tiene que inmiscuirse infinitivesomeone has to o someone's got to losetener que+ infinitiveit had to happenalguien tiene que perderyou've got to be kidding!tenía que ocurrir¡lo dices en broma or en chiste!
- (have at one's disposal) See examples: a useful gadget to have around
- (attack) have at you! (in fencing) [archaic]
- → have off 2 2
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (receive back) See examples: can I have the ring back?
- 1 (dismantle, demolish)
- 1 (put in, install) they soon had the new boiler in
- 1 (from work, school) See examples: we had a week off (from) school because of the strike
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + object + preposition + object (put on) they soon had all the books on the shelves
- 1.1 (have removed) See examples: I've had a tooth out
- 1.1 (put up)
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.