tener la oportunidad

A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be able to; used with "de")
a. to have the opportunity
Espero tener la oportunidad de representar a mi país en las siguiente Olimpiadas.I hope to have the opportunity to represent my country in the next Olympics.
b. to have an opportunity
Me gustaría tener la oportunidad de presentarle mi propuesta a la junta directiva.I'd like to have the opportunity to present my proposal to the board of directors.
c. to have the chance
Nunca pensé que tendría la oportunidad de conocer a mi ídolo de la infancia, y aquí estoy, cenando con él.I never thought I'd have the chance to meet my childhood idol, and here I am, having dinner with him.
d. to have a chance
No tuve la oportunidad de hablar con Gabriel en la fiesta. Lo haré mañana.I didn't have the chance to talk to Gabriel at the party. I'll do it tomorrow.
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
2. (to be able to)
a. to have the chance
Si tienes la oportunidad, ve al Museo del Prado cuando estés en Madrid. Es increíble.If you have the chance, go to the Prado Museum when you're in Madrid. It's incredible.
b. to have the opportunity
¿Crees que deba aceptar el puesto en New York? - Claro. Siempre has querido vivir ahí, y ahora al fin tienes la oportunidad. ¿Por qué no lo aceptarías?Do you think I should accept the position in New York? - Of course. You've always wanted to live there, and now you finally have the opportunity. Why wouldn't you accept it?
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