In Portuguese, “to have” is ter. If you want to say that you have something or ask someone what they have, use the following forms:
|eu tenho||a gente tem (nós temos)|
|você tem||vocês têm|
|ele / ela tem||eles / elas têm|
English: I have ten reais.
Spanish: Tengo diez reais.
Portuguese: Eu tenho dez reais.
Sound Brazilian! In Brazil, ter is also used to mean “there is” or “there are”.
English: There is a game today.
Spanish: Hay un partido hoy.
Portuguese: Tem um jogo hoje.
English: There are a lot of restaurants on this street.
Spanish: Hay muchos restaurantes en esta calle.
Portuguese: Tem muitos restaurantes nessa rua.
Sound Brazilian! Like with Spanish tener, Portuguese ter can be used to talk about something that you “have to do”.
English: I have to pay the bill.
Spanish: Tengo que pagar la cuenta.
Portuguese: Eu tenho que pagar a conta.