The Possessive Verb "To Have" - Haben

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The Possessive Verb "To Have" - Haben - Quiz

Der Mann hat ein Buch. - The man has a book.
haben - Present Tense Form SingularPluralFirst Personich habe - I havewir haben - we haveSecond Persondu hast - you have (familiar)ihr habt - you have (familiar plural)Third Personer/sie/es hat - he/she/it hassie haben - they have Formal AddressSie haben - you have (formal)

Can you conjugate the verb "haben"? Refer to the table above and see whether you can insert the correct version of the verb in the spaces below. The answers are all in the present tense, but in real life it would often be correct to Read moreuse the past tense too. In this quiz, however, only the present tense option is shown as correct.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ich ______ viel zu tun. I have a lot to do.

    Explanation
    The verb "habe" is the correct answer because it is the first-person singular form of the verb "haben," which means "to have" in English. In this sentence, the speaker is expressing that they have a lot to do, so the verb should agree with the first-person singular pronoun "Ich" (I).

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  • 2. 

    In der ersten Stunde _________ wir Englisch. We have English in the first period.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haben" because it is the appropriate verb to use when indicating possession or experiencing something. In this case, it is indicating that "we" have or possess the subject of "English" in the first period.

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  • 3. 

    Wann ______ du Geburtstag? When is your birthday?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hast" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" (to have) in the second person singular form (du). In this question, "Wann hast du Geburtstag?" is asking for the specific date or day on which the person's birthday falls.

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  • 4. 

    Der Junge _____ viele Freunde. The boy has many friends.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hat" because in German, the verb "haben" (to have) is used to indicate possession. In this sentence, "Der Junge" (The boy) is the subject and "viele Freunde" (many friends) is the object. The verb "hat" is the third person singular form of "haben," which agrees with the subject. Therefore, the sentence translates to "The boy has many friends."

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  • 5. 

    Die Lehrerin ______ Geduld. The teacher is patient.
    • die Geduld - patience

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hat" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" (to have) in the third person singular form. In this sentence, it is used to indicate that the teacher possesses or has the quality of patience.

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  • 6. 

    Warum ______ ihr so viele Bücher? Why have you got so many books?

    Explanation
    The question is asking why the person has so many books. The correct answer, "habt," is the second person plural form of the verb "haben," which means "to have" in German. Therefore, the correct answer "habt" indicates that the person being addressed (you) have (haben) a lot of books.

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  • 7. 

    Ich ______ keine Ahnung. I have no idea.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "habe" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" in the first person singular form. In this sentence, "Ich" means "I" and "habe" means "have." So the sentence translates to "I have no idea."

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  • 8. 

    Der Schüler _______ drei Schwestern. The student has three sisters.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hat" because it is the correct form of the verb "haben" (to have) in the third person singular form. In this sentence, "hat" is used to indicate that the student possesses or has three sisters.

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  • 9. 

    Leider _________ ich keinen Regenschirm. Unfortunately I have no umbrella.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "habe." In German, the verb "haben" means "to have." In this sentence, the verb is conjugated in the first person singular form, "habe," to match the subject "ich" which means "I." Therefore, the sentence translates to "Unfortunately, I have no umbrella."

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  • 10. 

    Wir ___________ viel Spaß. We have a lot of fun.
    • der Spaß  - fun

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haben" because it is the correct form of the verb "to have" in the sentence. The sentence is stating that "we have a lot of fun," so the verb "haben" is used to indicate possession or ownership of fun.

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  • 11. 

    _____ du einen Apfel? Do you have an apple?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hast". In this question, the verb "haben" (to have) is conjugated in the second person singular form "hast" to match the subject "du" (you). Therefore, "Hast" is the correct conjugation to ask "Do you have an apple?"

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  • 12. 

    Wir _________ einen Hund. We have a dog.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haben" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "to have" in the first person plural form. In this sentence, "Wir" means "we" and "haben" means "have," so the sentence translates to "We have a dog."

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  • 13. 

    _______ ihr eine Katze? Do you have a cat? (asked to more than one familiar person)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Habt" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" (to have) for the second person plural (ihr). In this context, the question is asking if multiple familiar people have a cat.

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  • 14. 

    Das Reh _____ lange Augenwimpern. The deer has long eyelashes.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hat" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" (to have) in the third person singular form. In this sentence, "hat" is used to indicate that the deer possesses or has long eyelashes.

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  • 15. 

    Die Frau _______ hat drei Kinder. The woman has three children.

    Explanation
    The verb "hat" is the correct answer because it agrees with the subject "Die Frau" (the woman) in both number (singular) and person (third person). In German, verbs change their endings depending on the subject, and in this case, "hat" is the correct form for the third person singular subject "Die Frau".

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  • 16. 

    Sie __________ schwere Schultaschen. They have heavy schoolbags.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "haben" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" (to have) for the subject "Sie" (they). In this sentence, "haben" is used to indicate possession of the heavy schoolbags.

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  • 17. 

    Die Schülerin _____ ein gutes Gedächtnis. The student has a good memory.
    • das Gedächtnis - memory

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hat" because it is the correct form of the verb "haben" (to have) in the third person singular (she). The sentence is saying that the student has a good memory.

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