Un beso grande a Annie y dile que nos tienen como locas trabajando .
I received a reply to an email in spanish that I sent to a friend in Uruguay. She is a school principal there and is passing a message to my wife who is a teacher in the U.S. This is the only part of the message I don't completely understand (They know how bad my spanish is, and take it easy on me I think). I am pretty sure that it means: we have to be crazy to work, but I can't figure out the structure at all. For instance, why tienen, which is 2nd or 3rd person plural'
thanks, I figured it out 5 minutes after I posted it. I understood what form of what verb it was, but since she is a latin american, it could have been 2nd or 3rd person. then i realized she was referring to the "them"that are always pushing all of us around, and a light bulb went on over my head. thanks again
A big kiss to Annie and tell her that they have us working like mad.
Tienen is the 3rd person plural of the verb tener - to have, which is why you use the word "they".
I think I just got it. "They have us working like crazy people" Am I right'