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"I have water."

Translation:Ich habe Wasser.

December 27, 2012



Could someone explain why this is not "Ich habt Wasser"?


I know this is a little late, but for anyone wondering, please check this:


ich -- hab(e)

du -- ha(st)

er/sie/es -- ha(t)

wir -- hab(en)

ihr -- hab(t)

sie -- hab(en)

So since we in this sentence use "I", as in "Ich" we need to use the (e) ending.

"Ich habe Wasser."

Edit: formatting.


These terminations aply to every verb in german?


For most of the German verbs. They are exceptions like "sein" (to be) or "werden" (to become).


Thank u so much


Thanks for the precious info.


More accuratley, the verb needs to be conjugated correctly. To apply to "I" or "Ich", the verb must be the e ending variant.


what is the difference between hast habt haben habe for have?


They are for different grammatical persons.
Please see above the comment of Ravicks.


Why is wasser more commonly used and not waßer?


A short vowel needs a double "s". Only a long vowel is followed by a "ß". It is always "Wasser", the word "Waßer" doesn't exit in the German language.


Why german us lost of words to "have"


Can you not say "Habe Wasser" (was marked wrong in multiple choice) aince the conjugation lwts the person know you are talking about yourself? Similar to Spanish?


even tho u can't use 'habe wasser', a verb (haben in this case) is always placed at first when asking a question. So the question might be 'Hast du wasser? or Haben Sie wasser?' Do or does or did is not in German so we always use the verb first. Otherwise if the words were to be translated, it wld be like tis- Have you water?(you is both formal and informal so yeah).. Hope you understood the main point! Verb is always first in QUESTIONS, and its always AFTER the verb in ANSWERS.. Don't worry about the grammatical parts like -habt, haben, hast, habe etc. Its all according to the subject i.e - Ich- habe (to have), (other verbs -lerne (to learn), mage (to like), wohne (to live), komme (to come from) etc.) Er, Sie, Es (he, she, it)- Hat, lernt, magt, wohnt, kommt etc. Du (informal You)- Hast, lernst, magst, wohnst, kommst etc. Sie (formal you), Sie (Formal way of saying you all)- Haben, Lernen, Magen, wohnen, kommen etc.(It has its base root form when we use formal- you and formal- you all) I hope you understand by this bit.. But its been approx 7 months since ur question so I guess u hv already learnt the main points just told you or maybe even more...


that's helpful thanks! Das ist hilfreich danke!


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