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Conjugate the German verb: 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:

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.

ich habeich habe gehabt
du hastdu hast gehabt
er/sie/es hater/sie/es hat gehabt
wir habenwir haben gehabt
ihr habtihr habt gehabt
Sie/sie habenSie/sie haben gehabt

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