"You have houses."

Translation:Du hast Häuser.

January 16, 2013



I said "Du hast Häusern" and got it wrong. I think I forgot that the plural is actully Häuser. Does it become Häusern in dative plural? How many such nouns are there?

March 9, 2014


Yes, "Häuser" becomes "Häusern" in the dative plural. All nouns add an -(e)n in the dative plural. The only exception are nouns whose nominative plural already ends in -n (e.g. die Frauen) or ends in -s (e.g. die Autos).

Here, however, "houses" is the direct object. For almost all direct objects, you have to use the accusative case, not the dative. That's why no -n is added.

March 9, 2014


Thanks! That helps clarify!

March 9, 2014


Hi katherle im having a bit of an hard time understanding all of thisn can you give me some examples of when u use houser and housern or can u maybe share a link that explain longer the rules u just stated? Thank you

September 8, 2015


good answer Katherle! ;)

February 18, 2017


So "Ihr" is the German version of the Texas word "y'all"?

February 18, 2015


Yes. Thats how they taught it in school, and it really makes it clearer. I wish this app would use and accept "y'all" instead of inferring you (guys)

December 15, 2015


Is "Hast du Hauser." appropriate here, or does that wording imply a question (Hast du Hauser?)?

January 16, 2013


"Hast du Häuser?" is a question. Possible translations of "You have houses" are:

1) Du hast Häuser. [informal singular]

2) Ihr habt Häuser. [informal plural]

3) Sie haben Häuser. [formal singular or plural]

January 16, 2013


Then what is the difference between "Sie" and "Ihr"?

January 21, 2013


Sie is the formal version of you, used for strangers, elders - anyone you'd speak politely to, wouldn't call by their first name etc

January 28, 2013


Ihr usually means "You all"

March 6, 2013


I: ich You: du (sing, inf.) He/She/It: er/sie/es We: wir You: ihr They: Sie/sie

December 12, 2014


So when do you use Hauser? And why do questions require it?

May 2, 2015


I guessed "Du hast Hausen" and Duo marked it correct (noting that I needed an umlaut). However, "Hausen" appears to be incorrect. Is it correct and I am missing something? Or, should I report it? TIA

November 11, 2015


I put "Du hast hausen" and was marked correct.

November 16, 2015


Why is 'ihr habt hauser' wrong?

November 30, 2015


Isn't (Ihr ) used in plural? Why should we use (habt) instead of ( haben)

September 1, 2016


Is "Du hat Häuser" wrong? I am confused about when I should use "hat" and "hast".

March 5, 2017


Yes, "du hat" is wrong. "Hat" is used with "er/sie/es" (he/she/it); "hast" is used with "du" (you [informal, singular]).

er/sie/es hat = he/she/it has

du hast = you have

March 5, 2017


Why not "Du hast die Häuser?"

November 1, 2017


Because that would mean "You have the houses" -- but that's not what the English sentence says. It doesn't talk about specific houses that you have spoken about previously ("the houses") but just about indefinite houses in general ("houses").

November 2, 2017


Kocham penisy

July 6, 2018
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