Haber is a Spanish verb meaning to have. Haber is conjugated as an irregular verb in the preterite tense. Haber appears on the 100 Most Used Spanish Preterite Tense Verbs Poster as the 3rd most used irregular verb.
For the present tense conjugation, go to Haber Conjugation - Present Tense.
Haber Conjugation: Preterite Tense
*Irregular forms in bold.
The participio of Haber is habido. The present perfect tense is formed by combining the auxiliary verb haber with the participio.
Haber Imperfect Root
The imperfect root of Haber is había. The imperfect tense is rarely irregular and can be easily conjugated from this form, which is the yo, and él/ella conjugation.
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 Spanish Preterite Tense, the 3 regular patterns are for verbs ending in ar, er, and ir.
Spanish Preterite Tense Conjugation Chart
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