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Pronunciation

Verb

hebben (irregular verb)

  1. (transitive) To have; to possess, own, hold.
    Hebt u een minuut? — Do you have a minute?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to form the perfect tense of the active voice of most verbs, together with a past participle.
    Ik heb het koekje opgegeten. — I have eaten the biscuit.
    Ze hadden hun auto net gewassen. — They had only just washed their car.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Used to form the perfect tense with the modal verbs (kunnen, zullen, hoeven, moeten, mogen, willen, durven, zien, horen).
    Hij heeft naar huis moeten lopen. — He had to walk home.
    Ik heb hem horen praten. — I have heard him speak.
    Dat had je zullen doen. — (You said) You were going to do that.

Conjugation

Infinitive: hebben
Present tense Past tense
Singular Plural Singular Plural
ik heb wij hebben ik had wij hadden
jij/u hebt jullie hebben jij/u had jullie hadden
hij/zij/u heeft zij hebben hij/zij had zij hadden
Present participle (Auxiliary) Past participle Imperative Subjunctive
hebbend hebben gehad heb hebbe
Note: "u" can also take the third person singular form heeft rather than the second person form hebt, but this is considered incorrect by some.

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