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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!

2 years ago

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  • 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 :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olga451165
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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..

2 years ago

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  • 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"
2 years ago

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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)

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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I see U heeft more often.

2 years ago

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

Did you mean to say "to have" ?

2 years ago

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Yes! Thank you XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dillensteijn

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

2 years ago

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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/greenpixeledhat

Thank you so much!

2 years ago

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

2 years ago