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"You have a child."

Translation:Je hebt een kind.

January 2, 2015



Why does U use heeft instead of hebt?


It is both correct "u heeft" is used more but its also allowed to say "u hebt"


It depends on the "you." If the you is pleural (Jullie) it is heeft. If singular, use hebt.


I would say ''u hebt'' sounds a bit unfriendly, I'd recommend ''u heeft''.


I may have missed something, but what is the difference between "hebben" and "hebt"?


This is how to conjugate the present tense of the Dutch verb "hebben" ("to have"):

  • "Ik heb" = "I have"
  • "Jij hebt" = "You have"
  • "U heeft"= "You have" (formal)
  • "Hij/zij/het heeft" = "He/she/it has"
  • "Wij hebben" = "We have"
  • "Jullie hebben" = "You have" (plural)
  • "Zij hebben" = "They have"


Jesus Christ, thank you! <3


Hebben is plural and hebt is singular. But since there is no difference in English, you cannot know which to put


"Je" is the only choice. Therefore the answer can only be "Je hebt...".


what is the difference between jij and je? i'm confuse :"""


"You have a child" can be translated into Dutch as you-singular (Je) or you-plural (Jullie). Unless Duolingo states which one it is referring to in the question, there is no way to know if the right answer is with singular or with plural. DUOLINGO YOU GOT THIS TOTALLY WRONG, THIS IS NOT HELPING TO LEARN A LANGUAGE. MUST AMEND IT.


Let me start with that there is no need to shout.

Second, Duolingo does not got this totally wrong. All options for you are accepted: je, jij, u, and jullie. Though depending on which one you use, you need to use the correct conjugation of the verb.

Good luck

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    It's referring to the "you" that is plural. As in, "you all have a child", so to speak. The subject of the sentence (the child) is not plural.


    Slightly confused. I thought 'you have' was 'hebt'. Why has it corrected it to hebben? What is the grammatical rule?

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    • Jij hebt - You have (singular)
    • Jullie hebben - You have (plural)


    The answer was marked incorrect and the correct answer was given as Jullie hebben een kind. How are we supposed to know from the given sentence that it is you plural instead of you singular? Also Jullie was not offered as an option on the click on cards .. only Je was offered and in that case the correct answer would be Je hebt. It is confusing enough trying to learn all these different cases without the "correct answer" offered being incorrect too.


    The answer you reported was je heeft een kind. Which is the wrong conjugation and hence an alternative correct answer was presented.


    Heeft, hebben, heb... I keep mixing those three ;_;


    This is how to conjugate the present tense of the Dutch verb "hebben" ("to have"):

    • "Ik heb" = "I have"
    • "Jij hebt" = "You have"
    • "U heeft"= "You have" (formal)
    • "Hij/zij/het heeft" = "He/she/it has"
    • "Wij hebben" = "We have"
    • "Jullie hebben" = "You have" (plural)
    • "Zij hebben" = "They have"


    Je and jij are both correct, so why is it shown as wrong answer?


    Can someone tell me the difference between this 2 forms of the verb "hebben"?

    Je hebt vs. Jij heeft

    Thank you!


    The hints are frickin wrong and I'm getting sick of it. This stupid owl needs to tell me the difference of Je and Jullie before I rip all my hair out.


    I said jullie. Its plural. It was also the first suggestion on the pull down. Yet its wrong


    I selected the answer "Jij heeft een kind". Is it wrong? It wanted me to select the plural version but how was I to know with this sentence?


    Difference between Jij - Je - Jullie please?


    Why does hebt instead of heb? Does " Je heb een kind" correct?


    Je heb een kind Does this correct?

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