When is "que" used
When is "que" used, and how does it translate? For example, if I want to say "I have to study", why is it "tengo que estudiar" and not just "tengo estudiar" or "tengo a estudiar"? I thought that que meant what or that...
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You're right, que can mean what or that and many other things. Here's a link to the listing in our online dictionary. link
When que is paired with the verb tener, however, the entire phrase means "to have to". Don't try to break it down. Just learn it as a phrase.
French: "Il faut que j'etudie" literal translation "It is a must THAT I study"