EN to have
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[had|had] {verb}

  1. general
  2. colloquial

1. general

to have (also: to have got, to keep, to carry, ain't (has not))
It is better for citizens to have twice the rights than to have zero rights.
A los ciudadanos les conviene más tener el doble de derechos que no tener ninguno.
We have to have Europol; we have to have the fatally flawed European arrest warrant.
Tenemos que tener Europol; tenemos que tener la orden de detención europea, con sus muchos fallos.
We should, rather, have the courage to speak out and not fear confronting populism.
Debemos, más bien, tener el coraje de hablar y no tener miedo a enfrentarnos al populismo.
On many previous occasions, we have pretended that we have achieved results.
En muchas ocasiones anteriores, hemos fingido haber conseguido resultados.
We ought to have been far more innovative, and we could have been.
Deberíamos haber sido mucho más innovadores, y lo podríamos haber sido.
I have accepted compromises that I would have preferred to have avoided.
He aceptado compromisos que preferiría haber evitado.
to have (also: to call on, to rely on, to boast, to command)
We must have it quickly and we must have comprehensive legislation.
Debemos contar con ella rápidamente y con una legislación exhaustiva.
For there to be money, there have to be specific sources of funding.
Para contar con fondos se requieren fuentes concretas de financiación.
To be able to do that, therefore, it must have the necessary budget appropriation.
Para ello, debemos contar con la dotación presupuestaria necesaria.
to have (also: to have at one's disposal, to command, to dispose of)
We need to have the tools at our disposal in Europe to enable us to make progress.
En Europa necesitamos disponer de instrumentos que nos permitan avanzar.
To be able to intervene we must have georeferenced maps at our disposal.
Para poder intervenir necesitamos disponer de mapas georreferenciados.
We do not have that information available and will not have it available so quickly.
Ahora mismo no disponemos de esa información y no podremos disponer de ella tan pronto.
to have (also: to drink, to take)
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tomarse {r. v.}
This could have been done though, without threatening the discussions in their entirety.
Pero podían tomarse sin cuestionar la totalidad de los debates.
Other proposals will have to be taken into consideration.
Habrán de tomarse en consideración otras sugerencias.
The political decision will have to be made when the Member States are ready for it.
La decisión política deberá tomarse cuando los Estados miembros estén preparados para ello.
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cargar [cargando|cargado] {v.t.} [Ven.] [coll.] (fama)
Tomorrow, each of us will have the opportunity to shoulder our responsibilities.
Mañana cada uno de nosotros tendrá la oportunidad de cargar con sus responsabilidades.
As politicians, we have to shoulder huge responsibilities.
Los políticos tendremos que cargar con enormes responsabilidades.
They would also have to shoulder the additional costs of translation.
También tendrían que cargar con los costes adicionales de la traducción.
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chutarse {vb} [Mex.] [coll.] (comida, bebida)
to have
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contar [contando|contado] {v.i.} [form.] (tener)
We must have it quickly and we must have comprehensive legislation.
Debemos contar con ella rápidamente y con una legislación exhaustiva.
For there to be money, there have to be specific sources of funding.
Para contar con fondos se requieren fuentes concretas de financiación.
You will have our constructive partnership, but we do not have the gift of authority.
Podrá contar con nuestra ayuda constructiva, pero no tenemos el don de la autoridad.
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disfrutar [disfrutando|disfrutado] {v.t.} (beneficio, derecho)
There are fine moments to be had in this House, and I have just enjoyed one of them.
En esta Asamblea se viven algunos buenos momentos, y acabamos de disfrutar de uno.
The indigenous peoples have a right to an unpolluted natural environment.
Los pueblos indígenas tienen derecho a disfrutar de un entorno natural no contaminado.
He must have the right to refuse to bear witness, without any 'ifs ' or 'buts '.
Debe disfrutar del derecho a no prestar testimonio sin ningún tipo de restricción.
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gastarse {vb} [coll.] (tener)
You have just spent EUR 1.2 million on a building in the UK.
Acaba usted de gastarse 1,2 millones de euros en un edificio en el Reino Unido.
Funds that have not yet been allocated - and these involve quite large sums - can be spent more quickly.
Los fondos que todavía no han sido asignados -y estos representan cantidades bastante elevadas- pueden gastarse con mayor rapidez.
They know tough decisions have to be made, but they also want to decide how their hard earned money gets spent.
Saben que hay que tomar decisiones difíciles, pero también quieren decidir cómo va a gastarse el dinero que con tanto trabajo han ganado.
to have (also: to bear)
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parir [pariendo|parido] {v.t.} (mujer)
They often have to do the hard work, give birth to and bring up many children, and are scarcely remunerated for this.
A menudo son ellas las que se encargan del trabajo más duro, aparte de tener que parir y educar a un sinfín de niños sin recibir apenas nada a cambio.
They have plenty of room to do this with the minimum rates that we have proposed.
Tienen mucho margen para hacerlo con los porcentajes mínimos que hemos propuesto.
This would have involved a redistribution that would have set an example for 2013.
Esto habría incluido una redistribución que habría servido de ejemplo para 2013.
to have (also: to bear)
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parir [pariendo|parido] {v.t.} (mamíferos)
They often have to do the hard work, give birth to and bring up many children, and are scarcely remunerated for this.
A menudo son ellas las que se encargan del trabajo más duro, aparte de tener que parir y educar a un sinfín de niños sin recibir apenas nada a cambio.
They have plenty of room to do this with the minimum rates that we have proposed.
Tienen mucho margen para hacerlo con los porcentajes mínimos que hemos propuesto.
This would have involved a redistribution that would have set an example for 2013.
Esto habría incluido una redistribución que habría servido de ejemplo para 2013.
to have (also: to feel)
Christians are citizens in their own right; they have the same right to practise their religion as any other religious community.
Los cristianos son ciudadanos de pleno derecho; tienen tanto derecho a profesar su religión como cualquier otra comunidad religiosa.
Citizens themselves have a right to political convictions, to belong to a political party, to stand as candidates in elections.
Los propios ciudadanos tienen derecho a profesar una convicción política, a adherirse a un partido político, a presentarse como candidatos a elecciones.
Some Members of this House have a reflex anti-Americanism.
Algunos diputados de esta Cámara profesan un antiamericanismo instintivo.
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It is clear that, at this point, the three processes have to be combined.
Está claro que entonces es indispensable reunir los tres procesos.
We must try to pull the Union and its citizens together and have genuine solidarity.
Debemos intentar reunir a la Unión y a sus ciudadanos y lograr una solidaridad auténtica.
I have listened to him heaping blame on scientists.
Le escuchado reunir acusaciones contra los científicos.
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sostener [sosteniendo|sostenido] {v.t.} (conversación, relación, reunión)
I agree that there is a need to have a debate on this.
Estoy de acuerdo en que es necesario sostener un debate sobre el tema.
It is one of the most important debates we need to have.
Éste es uno de los debates más importantes que tenemos que sostener.
We have ourselves conducted such a dialogue only recently, and I think we should persevere with it.
Solo recientemente hemos sido capaces de sostener un diálogo así, y yo quisiera que perdurase.

2. colloquial

to have
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comerse [comiéndose|comido] {vb} [Col.] [coll.] (poseer sexualmente)
Our forefathers knew perfectly well that animals that had died of natural causes should not be eaten.
Nuestros antepasados sabían muy bien que no había que comerse a los animales que se morían.
This looks like salami tactics, where you keep having small slices rammed down your throat until you end up having eaten the whole sausage.
Esto se parece a la táctica del salami, uno va comiendo finas lonchas hasta que termina por comerse el fiambre entero.
In fact, I have observed, as have others, that things have changed.
De hecho, he constatado, como otras personas, que las cosas han cambiado.

Context sentences for "to have" in Spanish

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Englishdo you have pain in the joints?
Englishto have a go at someone
Englishwe didn't have enough time
EnglishI'm beginning to have my doubts
Englishto have someone on the black list
Englishto have one's head in the clouds
Englishto have a spring in your step
Englishyou only have one mother
Englishto have all your wits about you
Englishto have a blast
Englishas luck would have it!
Englishto have a spring in your step
Englishto have a spring in your step
EnglishThis report confirms a number of the objections that we have made, namely:
   . Este informe confirma una serie de objeciones que hemos realizado, que son:
EnglishWe Europeans have made many mistakes in the past and we are continuing to do so.
Los europeos hemos cometido muchos errores en el pasado y seguimos cometiéndolos.
EnglishI should like sincerely to congratulate all the MEPs who have just been elected.
Quiero felicitar sinceramente a todos los diputados que acaban de ser elegidos.