"Sie hat Wasser."

Translation:She has water.

February 15, 2013



i wish to clarify:

habt = ihr habe = ich haben = plural subjects hat = sie/es/er

am i correct?

February 15, 2013


Yes, you're right.

haben (to have)

ich habe (I have)

du hast (you [singular, informal] have)

er/sie/es hat (he/she/it has)

wir haben (we have)

ihr habt (you [plural, informal] have)

sie/Sie haben (they/you [sgl. + plural, formal] have)

February 15, 2013


My confusion is with Sie/sie whether it's they or she

August 8, 2018


Look at the verb form.

sie hat = she has

sie haben = they have

August 9, 2018


Thank you for this. I got really confused with the "Sie"

March 8, 2019


How do you refer to a verb in german, as in english one would say, for example: to eat, to read, to walk...?

November 5, 2014


I think they end in EN: lesEN, habEN, essEN,... (some don't : seIN, for example)

November 20, 2014


How do you know the difference between Sie=they and Sie=she?

February 21, 2014


From the verb, see my list above.

sie hat = she has

sie haben = they have

February 21, 2014


How do i know if sie is formal or not?

March 17, 2014


1.) From the verb, see my list above.

Sie hat Wasser . = She has water.

Sie haben Wasser. = They/you (formal) have water.

2.) From the capitalisation - only "Sie = you (formal)" is capitalised if it appears in the middle of a sentence.

3.) From the context.

June 16, 2014


Is "She is having water" also correct?

April 1, 2014


No, because that would indicate that she is drinking water or planning to drink water. The German verb "haben" does not mean that someone is eating or drinking something.

April 1, 2014


How come sie is she and not you?

November 22, 2016


Because of the verb.

1) sie hat = she has

3) Sie haben = you (formal) have

4) sie haben = they have

November 22, 2016


Why is this not: "Sie hat das Wasser"? Wasser is neuter and here it is used in accusative. I thought that singular nouns MUST have either definite or indefinite article. What am I missing here?

January 7, 2018


That's mostly true for countable nouns. (With exceptions at least for professions and roles, as you will learn later in the course, e.g. Tom ist Arzt "Tom is a doctor".)

But Wasser is a mass noun, an uncountable noun, and so it doesn't need a determiner in the singular.

January 8, 2018


'They have water' should also be accepted surely?

March 3, 2019


No, of course not; the verb form is not correct for that.

“They have” would be sie haben, not sie hat.

March 3, 2019
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