(Answered) “Die Apotheke hat/ist geschlossen.” ?

My workbook’s Lösungen say that it’s “hat (ist Zusstandspassiv S. 75)”. But my gut feelings says “ist”, and from what I’ve googled, Zusstandspassiv takes “sein”. I don’t know what the “S.” Means. The number may be the pages in the Textbook explaining the topic, which I don’t have. Could anyone help me here?

March 31, 2018


Both versions are correct.

The "S. 75" is short for "Seite 75".

March 31, 2018

what the S means? what S?

as a native german i would go for 'hat geschlossen' just as google told you. but 'ist geschlossen' wouldn't be wrong either.

March 31, 2018

both should be correct. The shop "hat geschlossen", but its entrance "ist geschlossen".

March 31, 2018


April 1, 2018

S. 75 means Seite 75 (page 75)

March 31, 2018

'Die Apotheke ist zu ' geht auch.

March 31, 2018

That, or "Die Apotheke hat zu".

"Die Apotheke ist geschlossen" could also mean that it's closed down permanently.

Personally, I'll use all these variations, but if I add e.g. "heute" or "schon", I prefer "hat": "Die Apotheke hat heute/schon geschlossen/zu."

And, cf. Hannibal-Barkas's comment: if I try to open the door and realise they're not open for business, I'd probably say, "Die Apotheke ist zu/geschlossen", because at that moment I'm thinking more of the closed entrance than of the closed shop.

And it's "Sie haben geschlossen" ("They're closed") vs. "Da / es ist geschlossen" ("It's closed"), which, I think, is an indication for the connotations Hannibal-Barkas mentioned.

April 2, 2018
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