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German Verb Conjugations

HABEN: Conjugated in All Tenses

Subjunctive Mood • Konjunktiv

The German verb haben conjugated in all its tenses

HABEN: Present | Past | Future | Commands/Subjunctive | Verb List


HABEN
Commands - Imperativ
There are three command (imperative) forms, one for each "you" word. In addition, the "let's" form is used with wir.
DEUTSCH ENGLISH
(du) hab! have!
(ihr) habt! have
haben Sie! have!
haben wir let's have

HABEN
Subjunctive I - Konjunktiv I
The subjunctive is a mood, not a tense. The Subjunctive I (Konjunktiv I) is based on the infinitive form of the verb. It is most often used to express indirect quotation (indirekte Rede).
DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich habe (hätte)* I have
du habest you have
er habe
sie habe
es habe
he has
she has
it has
*NOTE: Because the Subjunctive I (Konjunktiv I) of "haben" and some other verbs is sometimes identical to the indicative (normal) form, the Subjunctive II is sometimes substituted, as in the items marked.
PLURAL
wir haben (hätten)* we have
ihr habet you (guys) have
sie haben (hätten)* they have
Sie haben (hätten)* you have

HABEN
Subjunctive II - Konjunktiv II
The Subjunctive II (Konjunktiv II) expresses wishful thinking, contrary-to-reality situations and is used to express politeness. The Subjunctive II is based on the simple past tense (Imperfekt).
DEUTSCH ENGLISH
SINGULAR
ich hätte I would have
du hättest you would have
er hätte
sie hätte
es hätte
he would have
she would have
it would have
PLURAL
wir hätten we would have
ihr hättet you (guys) would have
sie hätten they would have
Sie hätten you would have
Since the Subjunctive is a mood and not a tense, it can be used in various tenses. Below are several examples.
er habe gehabt he is said to have had
ich hätte gehabt I would have had
sie hätten gehabt they would have had
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HABEN: Present | Past | Future | Commands/Subjunctive | Verb List

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