Prerequisite Reading: Portuguese verb TER.
Superpowers? Sim, TER has superpowers. Though these are considered advanced-level, any ambitious learner can start using them now! Just keep in mind that the conjugation of TER is very irregular. Let's start with the most used:
The Imperative of Ter
You will hear these all_the_time:
You just need to know this conjugation TENHA - the others (such as vocês tenham...) are very seldom used. You can get away with saying tem rather than tenha in any conversational situation.
The Conditional of Ter
The conditional of TER translates to, would have.
Note that these often get combined with a past participle.
The Present Perfect of Ter
I love this tense of TER because you can say things like, I've been doing x & y. It took me a long time to figure out how to express the equivalent of been, in Portuguese.
For example, to say "I've been working every weekend" you use the present perfect verb form. Just use TER + past participle of any VERB:
You only need to modify the TER to match the subject.
» Even more tenses of the verb TER.