Conjugate tener in El Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)

The verb tener (to have) is irregular in El Pretérito Indefinido:

yo

tuve

tuviste

él/ella/Ud.

tuvo

nosotros / nosotras 

tuvimos

vosotros / vosotras 

tuvisteis

ellos/ellas/Uds.

tuvieron

Here are some examples to look at and listen to:

Yo tuve un sueño muy bonito anoche.I had a very beautiful dream last night.

tuviste mucha suerte con tu marido.You were very lucky with your husband.

Usted tuvo más de un millón de dólares.You had more than a million dollars.

Nosotros tuvimos un Ferrari antiguamente.We had a Ferrari in the past.

Vosotros tuvisteis una moto.You had a motorbike.

Ellas tuvieron mucho dinero.They had a lot of money.

Ustedes tuvieron suerte con el colegio de sus hijos.You were lucky with your children's school.

Here is a list with more verbs that follow the same pattern like tener in El Pretérito Indefinido: Verb list: Tener and its derivatives .

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Nosotros tuvimos un Ferrari antiguamente.We had a Ferrari in the past.
Ustedes tuvieron suerte con el colegio de sus hijos.You were lucky with your children's school.
tuviste mucha suerte con tu marido.You were very lucky with your husband.
Usted tuvo más de un millón de dólares.You had more than a million dollars.
Yo tuve un sueño muy bonito anoche.I had a very beautiful dream last night.
Vosotros tuvisteis una moto.You had a motorbike.
Ellas tuvieron mucho dinero.They had a lot of money.
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