Expressing obligation with tener que

We express obligation when talking about things we have to do. Look at these examples:

Tengo que ir al colegio.I have to go to school.

Tienes que comer sano.You have to eat healthily.

Tiene que salir ahora.He has to leave now.

Tenemos que salir todos los días.We have to go out  every day.

Tenéis que hacer la compra.You have to do the shopping.

Tienen que llegar a tiempo.They have to arrive on time.

Note that when you use tener que + infinitivo it means to have to + infinitive.

You cannot omit que!

 

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Examples and resources

Tenéis que hacer la compra.You have to do the shopping.
Tiene que salir ahora.He has to leave now.
Tenemos que salir todos los días.We have to go out  every day.
Tengo que ir al colegio.I have to go to school.
Tienes que comer sano.You have to eat healthily.
Tienen que llegar a tiempo.They have to arrive on time.
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