Translation of "have" - English-Catalan dictionary


verb uk strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ (present participle having, past tense and past participle had)

A1 (also have got) used for saying what or who is yours

We have two children.
Laura has beautiful blue eyes.
I had a bike, but I sold it.

A1 (also have got) If you have a particular illness, you are suffering from it.

I have a bad cold.

A1 to eat or drink something

I had a drink of water.

B1 (also have got) used to talk about the position of something in relation to a person or thing

He had a pen in his hand.
She had a baby with her.

B1 to cause something to be in a particular state

He had dinner ready by the time we got home.
have to do something; have got to do something

A2 to need to do something

haver de fer ac
I have to go to work now.
Do we have to finish this today?
have difficulty, fun, problems, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone experiences something

passar dificultats, divertir-se, tenir problemes, etc.
We had a great time at the beach.
have a baby

A2 to give birth to a baby

donar a llum un nen
have a bath, sleep, walk, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone does something

banyar-se, fer una becaina, fer un volt, etc.
Can I have a quick shower?
have something cleaned, repaired, etc.

B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you

portar ac a rentar, a arreglar, etc.
I’m having my hair cut this afternoon.
I’m having the house painted.

to arrange for someone to visit you in your home

fer una becaina, fer un volt, donar un cop d’ull, etc.
We had David and Amy over for dinner last week.

(Translation of “have verb” from the Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)