Haben is a German irregular verb meaning to have. Haben appears on the 100 Most Used German Verbs Poster as the 2nd most used irregular verb.
Haben Conjugation: Present Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
Haben Present Perfect
The past participle of Haben is gehabt. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haben with the past participle.
Haben Simple Past
The simple past of Haben is hatte.
Regular vs. Irregular Verbs
A verb is called a regular verb when its conjugation follows a typical pattern. A verb which does not follow these patterns exactly is called an irregular verb. In German, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in en, eln/ern, and ten.
German Conjugation Chart
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