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Dutch Verb 'Hebben' (to have) - Smartphones Page

Conjugation
Sample Lines
hebben to have
ik heb I have
jij hebt you have(singular, informal you)
hij heeft he has
wij hebben we have
jullie hebben you have(plural, informal you)
zij hebben they have
U heeft you have(polite you)
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Do note that B at the end of a word is pronounced as P, but as B in the middle of a word.

'U hebt' click to hear is also said. (B is also pronounced as P before T.)

(hebben) to have
ik had I had
jij had you had
hij had he had
wij hadden we had
jullie hadden y'all had
zij hadden they had
U had you had
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Do note that D at the end of a word is pronounced as T, but as D in the middle of a word.

Ik heb gehad click to hear I have had
Ik had gehad click to hear 2 I had had

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English 'to have' and Dutch 'hebben' are rather similar. They can mean 'to own, be in possession of' or refer to various attributes (like 'having a headache') and in both languages they are the auxiliary verb for the past tense - though some Dutch verbs take 'zijn' ('to be') for the perfect tense. That makes things quite complicated but we'll save that for later - 1 - 2
ik heb een boek click to hear 'I have (own) a book'
also: 'I have a book at hand'
ik heb een boek gekocht click to hear 2 I have bought a book

ik heb gefietst click to hear 2 I have ridden my bike
ik heb gegeten click to hear I have eaten
ik heb geschreven click to hear 2 I have written
ik heb gezocht click to hear 2 I have sought, looked for
ik had gehoopt ... click to hear I had hoped ...

ik heb een fiets
jij hebt een fiets
hij heeft een fiets
wij hebben een fiets
jullie hebben een fiets
zij hebben een tandem
U heeft een fiets
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(I have a bicycle)
(you have a bicycle)
(he has a bicycle)
(we have a bicycle)
(you have a bicycle)
(they have a tandem bicycle)
(you have a bicycle)
heb ik een fiets?
heb jij een fiets?
heeft hij een fiets?
hebben wij een fiets?
hebben jullie een fiets?
hebben zij een fiets?
heeft U een fiets?
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(do I have a bicycle?)
(do you have a bicycle?)
(does he have a bicycle?)
(do we have a bicycle?)
(do you have a bicycle?)
(do they have a bicycle?)
(do you have a bicycle?)

Geluk click to hear hebben click to hear is literally 'to have luck' - but it's better translated as 'to be lucky.'

ik heb geluk I am lucky
jij hebt geluk you are lucky
hij heeft geluk he is lucky
wij hebben geluk we are lucky
jullie hebben geluk y'all are lucky
zij hebben geluk they are lucky
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je hebt geluk gehad click to hear 2 3 you've been lucky

heb ik geluk? am I lucky?
heb jij geluk? are you lucky?
heeft hij geluk? is he lucky?
hebben wij geluk? are we lucky?
hebben jullie geluk? are y'all lucky?
hebben zij geluk? are they lucky?
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U heeft geluk you are lucky(polite)
heeft U geluk? are you lucky?
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als je geluk hebt ... click to hear 2 3
if you're lucky ...

(Het) 'geluk' click to hear 2 can mean 'luck' (fate favoring you) but it can also mean 'happiness, bliss' - though both the word and the sentiment are bit old-fashioned. Dutchmen also tend to use the English word 'happy' instead of Dutch gelukkig click to hear 2 3

"Vrijheid blijheid" click to hear 2
'freedom (brings along) happiness'
"Vroeger was geluk heel gewoon" click to hear 2
'In the past, happiness was quite common'

The opposite of (het) 'geluk' click to hear is (de) 'pech' click to hear 2

je hebt pech click to hear 2
you're having bad luck
hij heeft te veel pech click to hear 2
he has too much bad luck, he's accident-prone

A crash, an 'accident' is (het) ongeluk click to hear 2 - though you should rather use the word (de) botsing click to hear 2 ('collision.')

jij hebt een hond click to hear you have a dog
ze hebben drie kinderen click to hear they have three children
heb je een auto? click to hear do you have a car?
heeft Jan een auto? click to hear 2 3 does John have a car?
hij heeft geen auto click to hear he doesn't have a car
heb je genoeg water? click to hear 2 do you have enough water?
ik heb koorts click to hear I have a fever
je hebt koorts click to hear You have a fever' (informal 'you')
heb je koorts? click to hear Do you have a fever? (informal 'you')
heeft U koorts? click to hear 2 Do you have a fever? (polite 'you')
ik heb pijn click to hear 2 [I have a pain] I am in pain
heb je hoofdpijn? click to hear 2 do you have a headache? >>
ik heb hoofdpijn click to hear 2 I have a headache
ik heb geen hoofdpijn click to hear I [have no] don't have a headache
heb je honger? click to hear ['do you have hunger?'] are you hungry?
ik heb honger click to hear ['I have hunger'] I am hungry
ik heb dorst click to hear ['I have thirst'] I am thirsty

ik had een kater click to hear 2 3
I had a hangover
(de) kater click to hear 2 can also mean: 'male cat, tomcat'

ik had een wapenbroeder click to hear
I had a brother-in-arms

ik had geen werk click to hear
I did not have [work] a job

we hebben een goed jaar gehad click to hear
we [have] had a good year

jullie hebben je in hem vergist click to hear 2
You were mistaken about him

ze hebben jullie onwaarheden verteld click to hear 2
they've told you guys [untruths] lies

ze hebben weinig gereedschap click to hear
they have few tools

ze hebben weinig muziek click to hear
they have little music

ze hebben weinig gemeen click to hear
they have little in common

ik heb er genoeg van click to hear 2
[i've had enough (of it)] - I'm sick and tired of it

dat hebben we een tijd niet gehad click to hear 2
we haven't had that for a while (usually it means a food not eaten in a long time)

the perfect tense - << Zijn - 'to be'

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