Colloquially, "Zucker(krankheit) haben" can also mean "to have diabetes", so I first understood the sentence as "The man has diabetes."
The most common meaning of "Der Mann hat Zucker" is definitely "the man has diabetes" - it is not only colloquial.
Just a question, Is the Der related to "Zucker" or to "Mann" or both. For example
Would the sentence change to Die Frau hat Zucker, or would it be Der Frau hat Zucker.....
I think I know the answer to this but I just want some confirmation. Thanks
In this sentence, "der" is the definite article for "Mann". It would change to "die" if you wanted to say "Die Frau hat Zucker".
Is Zuker pronounced with an 'er' sound at the end or with an 'a'?
It's a kind of "a" sound.
You have to learn phrases that were never heard in Germany in the last
2000 years ." Der Typ hat Sugar " is a common expression .
Would the past tense work on this phrase? Like "The man had sugar" or does the phrase change?
That would change the sentence to: "Der Mann hatte Zucker."
when do you know to use habt, hat, hast, haben,