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"Ella tiene" is a phrase which is often translated as "she has", and "el" is a definite article which is often translated as "the". Learn more about the difference between "ella tiene" and "el" below.
ella tiene(
eh
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yah
 
tyeh
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neh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to talk about possessions or characteristics)
a. she has
Hacen buena pareja. Creo que ella tiene mucho dinero y es muy inteligente.They make a nice couple. I believe she has a lot of money and is very intelligent.
b. she's got
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
El chico no canta bien, pero ella tiene talento.The boy can't sing, but she's got talent.
2. (used to talk about sensations)
a. she's
Dale agua a la muchacha, que tiene sed.Give the girl some water. She's thirsty.
3. (used to indicate age)
a. she's
Conozco a Julia y Luis. Ella tiene 20 años y él 21.I know Julia and Luis. She's 20 and he's 21.
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el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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