tener ganas

tener ganas(
teh
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nehr
 
gah
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nahs
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to wish something; used without "de")
a. to feel like it
Supongo que tendré que comer algo aunque no tenga ganas.I guess I'll have to eat something, even if I don't feel like it.
b. to want to
Okey, vamos al cine. - ¿De verdad tienes ganas?Okay, let's go to the movies. - Do you really want to?
c. to want
Si tienes ganas, podemos pedir la fuente de pescado para dos.If you want, we can order the fish platter for two.
d. to look forward to it (used to express a feeling of anticipation)
Les quedan solo tres días para irse de vacaciones. - Cierto. Tenemos muchas ganas.You've only got three days left until you go on vacation. - Yeah. We're really looking forward to it.
2. (to wish; used with "de")
a. to feel like
¿Tienes ganas de salir o prefieres quedarte en casa?Do you feel like going out or would you rather stay in?
b. to want to
Mami, tenemos ganas de ir al zoo. ¿Nos llevas?Mommy, we want to go to the zoo. Will you take us?
c. to want
¿Tienes ganas de pizza? - Pues no. La verdad es que no tengo hambre.Do you want pizza? - Not really. Actually, I'm not hungry.
d. to look forward to (used to express a feeling of anticipation)
Los niños ya tienen ganas de que lleguen las vacaciones de verano.The children are now looking forward to the summer vacation.
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