German Language Game: Haben - Present Tense

Quick German Language Game:
haben (to have) - present tense
Level: Beginner (A1)
Playing Time:
4 minutes

Learn and practice the present tense of "haben" (to have) online, with this fun German language game.
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Present Tense of the Verb "haben"

ich habe - I have
du hast - you have (sing. familiar)
er/sie/es hat - he/she/it has
wir haben - we have
ihr habt - you (pl. familiar)
sie haben - they have
Sie haben - you have (sing. & pl. formal)

Note: "they have" is "sie haben," and the formal "you have" (singular and plural) is "Sie haben."
They sound the same, but when written "Sie" (you, formal) is always capitalized.
You'll know from the context of a conversation which one is meant.


die Schwester - the sister
die Zeit - the time
das Geld - the money
das Handy - the cell phone


Ich habe eine Schwester. - I have a sister.
Hast du ein Handy? - Do you have a cell phone? (fam. sing.)
Hat er eine Schwester? - Does he have a sister?
Wir haben kein Geld. - We have no money.
Habt ihr ein Handy? - Do you-all have a cell phone? (fam. pl.)
Sie haben keine Zeit. - They have no time.
Haben Sie Zeit? - Do you have time? (form. sing. & pl.)

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