holen (to get)

In this post, we’ll go through the German verb: holen (to get)
(source: https://www.herrprofessor.com/en/podcast/)

  • Was holst du? What are you getting?
  • Ich hole die Getränke. I’m getting the drinks.
  • Holst du eine Schachtel Zigaretten? Are you getting a packet of cigarettes?
  • Holst du mir bitte die Jacke? Would you get the jacket for me please?
  • Holt er das Auto? Is he getting the car?
  • Könntest du mir bitte eine Schachtel Zigaretten holen? Could you get packet of cigarettes for me please?

In this next video Manuel, Herr Professor, explains how to use this word. In addition to the meaning of the word itself, he also provides some very useful grammar notes:

Conjugate the verb “holen” with verbformen.de

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haben (to have)

In this post, we’ll go through one of the most important German verb: haben (to have)

  • Ich habe einen roten Wagen. I have a red car.
  • Du hast mein Buch. You have my book.
  • Er hat ein blaues Auge. He has a black eye.
  • Sie hat blaue Augen. She has blue eyes.
  • Es hat keine Fehler. It has no flaws.
  • Wir haben keine Zeit. We have no time.
  • Habt ihr euer Geld? Do you guys have your money?
  • Sie haben kein Geld. They have no money.
  • Haben Sie das Geld? You, sir, have no money.

Haben is also used in some German expressions that are translated with “to be” in English.
For example: Ich habe Hunger. I’m hungry.

In this next video Anja, Learn German with Anja, explains how to use this word. In addition to the meaning of the word itself, she also provides some very useful grammar notes:

Conjugate the verb ” haben” with verbformen.de

The verb haben is very important because is also used as auxiliary or helping verb in the present perfect (Perfekt).

Example: Wir haben gegessen. We have eaten.

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