Translation of "have" - English-Spanish dictionary

have

auxiliary verb uk strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ (present participle having, past tense and past participle had)

A2 used with the past participle of another verb to make the present perfect and past perfect tenses

verbo auxiliar que se usa con un participio para construir el pretérito perfecto compuesto y el pluscuamperfecto: haber
Have you seen Anna?
I’ve (= I have) forgotten his name.
He hasn’t (= has not) visited London before.
He hadn’t (= had not) thought about what could happen.
verb uk strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ (present participle having, past tense and past participle had)

A1 (also have got) used for saying what or who is yours

tener
We have two children.
Laura has beautiful blue eyes.
I had a bike, but I sold it.

A1 (also have got) If you have a particular illness, you are suffering from it.

tener
I have a bad cold.

A1 to eat or drink something

tomar
I had a drink of water.

B1 (also have got) used to talk about the position of something in relation to a person or thing

tener
He had a pen in his hand.
She had a baby with her.

B1 to cause something to be in a particular state

tener
He had dinner ready by the time we got home.
have to do something; have got to do something

A2 to need to do something

tener que hacer algo
I have to go to work now.
Do we have to finish this today?
have difficulty, fun, problems, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone experiences something

pasar dificultades, divertirse, tener problemas, etc.
We had a great time at the beach.
have a baby

A2 to give birth to a baby

dar a luz a un bebé
have a bath, sleep, walk, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone does something

darse un baño, echar un sueño, dar un paseo, etc.
Can I have a quick shower?
have something cleaned, repaired, etc.

B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you

llevar algo a lavar, a reparar, etc.
I’m having my hair cut this afternoon.
I’m having the house painted.
have something stolen, taken, etc.

B1 If you have something stolen, taken, etc., someone takes something that belongs to you.

sufrir el robo de algo
She had her car stolen last week.

to arrange for someone to visit you in your home

echarse una siesta, dar un paseo, echar un vistazo, etc.
We had David and Amy over for dinner last week.
→ Phrasal verbs have someone on , have something on

(Translation of “have” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

have

verb /hӕv/ (3rd person singular present tense has /hӕz/, past tense, past participle had /hӕd/, short forms I’ve /ӕiv/, you’ve /juːv/, he’s /hiːz/, she’s /ʃiːz/, it’s /its/, we’ve /wiːv/, they’ve /ðeiv/, I’d /aid/, you’d /juːd/, he’d /hiːd/, she’d /ʃiːd/, it’d /ˈitəd/, we’d /wiːd/, they’d /ðeid/, negative short forms hadn’t /ˈhӕdnt/, hasn’t /ˈhӕznt/, haven’t /ˈhӕvnt/)

used with past participle of other verbs to show that an action is in the indefinite past and has been completed

tener
I’ve bought a new dictionary
Has he gone yet?.

(also have got) to hold or possess (something which belongs to oneself or to someone else)

tener, poseer
I have a book of yours at home
He’s got your book
I don’t have any books by Sir Walter Scott.

(also have got) to possess something as part of oneself or in some way connected with oneself

tener
She has blue eyes
Our house has six rooms
I’ve got a pain in my stomach.

(sometimes with back) to receive or get

tener, recibir
Have you had any news of your brother?
Thank you for lending me the book – you can have it back next week.

to produce

tener
He does have some good ideas
She has had a baby.

to cause to be done

hacer que alguien haga algo; someterse a algo; hacerle alguien algo
I’m having a tooth (taken) out
Have Turner come and see me.

to enjoy or suffer

tener
We had a lovely holiday.

to do or take

tomar; hacer
I’ll have a drink
Let me have a try.

to allow

consentir, permitir
I will not have you wearing clothes like that!

(with back, in, round etc) to ask to one’s house as a guest or to do a job

recibir; mandar hacer algo
We’re having friends round for dinner
We’re having someone in to paint this room.

to think or feel

tener
I have some doubts about this project.

to trick

tomar el pelo, engañar
You’ve been had!
has-been noun

a person who is no longer famous and important

vieja gloria, celebridad del pasado
He used to be quite a famous comedian, but now he is a has-been.
have done with

to stop or put an end to

acabar con, poner fin
Let’s have done with all this quarrelling.
have had it

to be dead, ruined etc

irse; estar acabado
The bullet went into his brain – he’s had it, I’m afraid.
have it in oneself etc

to have the courage or ability to do something

tener el valor, ser capaz de
I hear she told her boss to stop shouting at her – I didn’t think she had it in her.
have it out (often with with)

to argue with (a person) in order to put an end to some disagreement

dejar las cosas claras, ajustar las cuentas con alguien
I’m going to have it out with her once and for all.
have on phrasal verb

(also have got on) to wear

llevar (puesto)
That’s a nice suit you have on.

to fool (someone)

quedarse con alguien, tomar el pelo
You’re having me on – that’s not really true, is it?

(also have got on) to be busy with

tener algo que hacer, estar ocupado
Have you (got) anything on this afternoon?
have to (also have got to)

to be obliged to (do something)

tener que
I don’t want to do this, but I have to
Do you have to go so soon?
I’ve got to leave soon
You didn’t have to do that, did you?
have to do with (a person or thing) (also have got to do with)

to be of importance or concern to (a person or thing)

tener que ver con, tener relación con
What have these letters to do with you?
Your remarks have (got) nothing to do with the subject we are discussing.
have up phrasal verb (usually with for)

to make (a person) appear in court to answer some charge

ser citado/llevado a juicio
He was had up for drunken driving.
have what it takes (also have got what it takes)

to have the qualities or ability that one needs to do something

tener lo que hace falta, tener madera de
He has (got) what it takes to make a good officer.
I have it! (also I’ve got it!)

I have found the answer (to a problem etc).

lo tengo, ya lo sé

(Translation of “have” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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