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What is the difference between Ihr habt and Du hast?

August 7, 2017

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

Ihr habt : is for plural (unformal) du hast : is for singular Sie haben : is for singular and plural (formal)


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

I say to my father: "Mach langsam (slow down), du hast Zeit." If I speak to both of my parents I say: "Macht (beide) langsam, ihr habt Zeit."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hudson.George

Thanks for that, got it now.


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

And for gourmets of the German language;

"Ihr habt": The "Plural Majestatis", the common way to speak to an aristocratic person (King/Prince/Count/... etc.) in the Middle Ages. The adress is "Ihr".

Yas; old German!


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

"Ihre (her) Majestät, die Königin!" (Said to the people) But if one spoke to her then "habt" wasn't used but "haben": "Haben Eure Majestät einen Wunsch?" (Would you like something?)


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

True, I forgot that/didn't thingk about it. Thanks.

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