tienen ganas

tienen ganas(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (third person plural; used with "de")
a. they feel like
Tienen ganas de bailar, pero les da vergüenza.They feel like dancing, but they're shy.
b. feel like
Luis, Esteban y María tienen ganas de ir al cine. los demás queremos ir al parque.Luis, Esteban, and Maria feel like going to the movies. The rest of us want to go to the park.
c. they want to
Eva y Ana dicen que tienen ganas de salir, aunque haga frío.Eva and Ana say they want to go out, even if it's cold.
d. want to
Todos mis amigos tienen ganas de encontrar trabajo e independizarse.All my friends want to find a job and leave home.
2. (second person plural; used with "de")
a. you feel like
Les veo agotados. Tienen muchas ganas de irse de vacaciones, ¿verdad?I can see you're exhausted. You really feel like going on vacation, don't you?
b. you want to
Si tienen ganas de comer paella, yo conozco un restaurante donde la hacen riquísima.If you want to eat paella, I know a restaurant where they make a delicious one.
3. (third person plural)
a. they feel like it
Si tienen ganas, podrían ayudarnos a decorar el jardín para la fiesta.If they feel like it, they could help us to decorate the garden for the party.
b. feel like it
Podríamos ir todos a la feria. - ¿Tú crees que mis padres tienen ganas?We could all go to the fair. - Do you think my parents feel like it?
c. they want to
Dicen que les daría pena irse del pueblo, pero en el fondo me parece que tienen ganas.They say they'd be sorry to leave the village, but I think deep down they want to.
d. want to
Podríamos ir a la fiesta. - Sí, creo que Rosa y Lupe tienen ganas.We could go to the party. - Yes, I think Rosa and Lupe want to.
4. (second person plural)
a. you feel like it
Si tienen ganas, podríamos ir a la playa.If you feel like it, we could go to the beach.
b. you want to
Háganlo solo si tienen ganas.Do it only if you want to.
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