De is a definite article and therefore needs the definite article The
A(n) is an indefinite article and therefore in Dutch you would need the indefinite article Een
I think that heb is for "I", heeft is for "he" or "she", and hebt is for "they"
Can someone conjugate the verb "to Have" in the present simple tense please?
ik heb - i have
jij hebt/u heeft - you (informal, singular) have/ you (formal singular) have
hij/zij/het heeft - he/she/it has
wij hebben - we have
jullie hebben - you (plural) have
zij hebben - they have
Is there any difference between the pronunciation of "ee" and "i", or are they the same?
yes there is 'ee' is usually pronounced like 'ay' as in the english word play
except for the following three cases:
directly, before an r, then it's like in the english word 'ear'
in the word 'een' (then it's a schwa), then it's almost like the vowel in unstressed syllables in english
when it's spelled like this 'eë', this means that the two 'e' letters don't work together, and are part of different syllables
as for i.
in open syllables, it's pronounced like 'ee' as in the english word 'free' but slightly shorter
in closed syllables, it's pronounced like 'i' as in pit
as part of unstressed final 'ig' in adjectives it's pronounced as a schwa
I am wondering with the audio on this if it is common to not pronounce or either softly pronounce the de part of this? It sounds like he's not actually saying that word in the sentence