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"I have animals."

Translation:Ich habe Tiere.

January 10, 2013



Why is "Tiere" animals and not "Tier" has shown beneath?


Tiere is plural, Tier is singular. Is that what you mean?


He means that when you peek the word "animals", the translation shows "Tier" instead of "Tiere"


Exactly. It says Tier(Plural).


It's somethings like glitch I guess


Tiere is a plural noun. Tier is a singular noun.


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What is the difference between hab and habe?


ich habe (I have); du hast (you have); er/sie/es hat (he/she/it has); wir haben (we have); ihr habt (you all have); sie haben (they have); Sie haben (you have)


If you take german in a school its way easier to memorize verbs like haben because the teachers teach us cool hints to learn material in limericks, songs, and hand motions. Maybe even more things. My teacher said that there is a limerick called EST TEN TEN. So, the first e means there is an e at the end, which is ich habe. The st means there is an st at the end, which is du hast. So on with t, en, t, en. Sometimes irregular verbs like lesen could throw you off. The conjugation for that is ich lese, du liest, er/sie/es liest, wir lesen, ihr lest, und sie(Formal)/sie(they) lesen. There are other verbs that are irregular too, but keep this in mind.


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Brilliant. I wrote that down for study.


You hear hab in colloquial German or in song lyrics when habe has one too many syllables for the metre. If it is used in present tense it always stands for "habe" never "haben" so it is only used with ich.


No. "hat" is for "he, she, it".
The form for "I" is "ich habe" - or, as Ungewitig_Wiht said, in colloquial German also "ich hab".
Totally correct would be to write it with an apostrophe to mark the omission: ich hab' - but that is rarely done nowadays. You will find it in old poems and some books though. Not unlike English do not -> don't or I will -> I'll.


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Shouldn't "Ich habe Haustiere" also be correct?


Haustier refers to "pet" or animal which one keeps in the home.


When to use habe and haben?


ich habe (I have) du hast (you have) er/sie/es hat (he/she/it has) wir haben (we have) ihr habt (you all have) sie haben (they have) Sie haben (you have)


When I hover over animals it says Tiere and Tieren, when do I use which?


In Plural, there are also four grammatical forms:
1) Nominative - die Tiere
-> Die Tiere sind grün. = The animals are green.

2) Genitive - der Tiere = of the animals
-> Die Farbe der Tiere ist grün. = The color of the animals is green.

3) Dative - (mit) den Tieren = (with) the animals
-> Ich spiele mit den Tieren = I play with the animals.
"Mit" = "with" (among many others) always requires dative. If you add "with", even GoogleTranslate will get it right.

4) Akkusative - die Tiere = the animals
-> Ich sehe die Tiere. = I see the animals.
Again, if you add "I see", GoogleTranslate will spit out the correct grammatical German forms.


Hi, why does the plural of 'tier' got to ''tiere' (with an e)? Can't see it in the lesson notes but I may have missed it. There were A LOT of notes on this lesson...


That is the German revenge for mice, lice, geese, teeth etc. ;o)
The German plural is made in different ways. Adding an -e is one of them, but there are also -er, -en/n and, nice enough, -s. And sometimes singular and plural are the same, just like in fish and sheep.


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