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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greenpixeledhat

heeft/heb/hebben

I have been taking this course for a while, and I was wondering what the difference is between heeft, heb, and hebben. Thanks!

October 22, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/het_aapje
  • Hebben is the verb "to have" and is used with all of the plural pronouns (wij/we, jullie, zij/ze)

  • Heb is the first person singular conjugation of Hebben, so Ik heb = I have

  • Heeft is the third person singular (hij, zij/ze, het) so zij heeft = she has :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brijsven

Hebben is the verb "to be" [...]

Did you mean to say "to have" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/het_aapje

Yes! Thank you XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dutchie451165

there's also the HEBT for "je" I don't know why but I'm still not sure what to use with "je" sometimes, "hebt" or "heeft" maybe it's because of the "t".. I'm used to using the same verb for you and he,she,it..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brijsven

In addition to what Le_Nhat said:

  • U hebt/heeft (both forms can be used when using the 2nd singular polite pronoun u)

  • Hebt/heeft u (inversion retains the t when 2nd singular polite is used)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/het_aapje

What's more common between "u heeft" and "u hebt"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xMerrie

'U heeft' is more common where I live. ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brijsven

I see U heeft more often.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Le_Nhat
  • Normally, you use "hebt" for "je", for example: Je hebt twee kinderen.
  • But when the verb "hebt" is before the personal pronoun "je" (like in the case of inversion, or question...), you should use "heb" for je (you put off the final "t"), for example: Heb je twee kinderen?
  • The rule is not only for the verb "hebben" but also for all other verbs, but it's only with the second person singular informal "je"

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dillensteijn

Hebben is 'to have'. To be translates zo 'zijn'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/het_aapje

I've edited it, thanks for spotting that out :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adampj

Thanks for this explanation. Here, have a Lingot!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9Vc03n3o

Ah, that makes a lot more sense


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seddiuss

Ik heb. Jij hebt. Hij/Zij heeft. Jullie hebben. Wij hebben. Zij (they) hebben.

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