Quick answer
"Lunch" is a noun which is often translated as "el almuerzo", and "have" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "tener". Learn more about the difference between "lunch" and "have" below.
lunch(
luhnch
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (midday meal)
a. el almuerzo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
What's for lunch, honey?¿Qué hay de almuerzo, cariño?
b. la comida
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I have a business lunch today.Hoy tengo una comida de negocios.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to eat lunch)
a. almorzar
I'm going to lunch with my boss.Voy a almorzar con mi jefe.
b. comer
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I don't like lunching so late.No me gusta comer tan tarde.
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have(
hahv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to possess)
a. tener
My parents have a home, a car, and three beautiful children.Mis padres tienen una casa, un carro y tres hijos bellos.
2. (to suffer)
a. tener
How do I know if my child has an infection?¿Cómo sé si mi hijo tiene una infección?
3. (to experience)
a. pasar
I had the worst time trying to quit smoking.Lo pasé muy mal cuando estaba tratando de dejar de fumar.
b. vivir
We've had some difficult times over the last few years.Vivimos unos momentos difíciles en los últimos años.
4. (to consume)
a. tomar
I would like to have mashed potatoes with my steak.Me gustaría tomar puré de patatas con el filete.
5. (to receive)
a. recibir
We had a lot of presents last Christmas.Recibimos muchos regalos las Navidades pasadas.
6. (to give birth to)
a. tener
My college roommate had a baby last week.Mi compañera de cuarto de la universidad tuvo un bebé la semana pasada.
7. (to allow)
a. permitir
I won't have this mess under my roof!¡No permitiré este caos bajo mi techo!
8. (causative use)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I had my car washed at the weekend.Llevé el coche a lavar el fin de semana.
I had my shirt cleaned at the laundry.Me lavaron la camisa en la lavandería.
9. (used to wish someone something)
a. que (in interjections)
Have a great time at the party!¡Que lo pases muy bien en la fiesta!
An auxiliary verb, or helper verb, is a conjugated verb that comes before a main verb and determines the main verb's tense, mood, or aspect (e.g. I have gone.).
10. (used in perfect tenses)
a. haber
You haven't been here before.No has estado aquí antes.
11. (to be obliged to)
a. tener que
I have to go to work tomorrow.Tengo que ir al trabajo mañana.
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