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  5. "He has an apple."

"He has an apple."

Translation:Hij heeft een appel.

July 18, 2014



Why is it not hebt? When is it heeft and hebt and heb?


In Dutch you conjugate the verb depending on the subject.

You do so in English too, though there are fewer conjugations:

  • I write.

  • He/She/It writes.

The conjugations for "hebben" and "zijn":

This table comes from this thread about the simple present tense where you can find a lot more helpful information.


What's the difference between zij and zi?


If you happen to be able to provide the link's address, (not hyperlinked) I would be most appreciative!


this helps dank u wel

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    Must it always be 'hij'? It can't be 'He' ?


    No, it can be "he" (unless doing a listen/speak question where it specifically asks for hij). The course is a little marked-pronoun heavy right now, so please report any sentences that do not allow "he" or other unmarked pronouns (and by unmarked, I mean the "e" ending pronouns). :)


    Actually, we don't have the pronoun "he" in Dutch. "hij" does not have an unmarked form. :)


    Why isnt it hebt?


    "Hebben" is an irregular verb. As language evolves so do verb conjugations and for a reason unknown to (most of) us, "hebben" became irregular and "heeft" became "has" for the third person singular. :)

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