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German translation of “have”

have

verb /hӕv/ (3rd person singular present tense has /hӕz/, past tense, past participle had /hӕd/, short forms I’ve /ӕiv/, you’ve /juːv/, he’s /hiːz/, she’s /ʃiːz/, it’s /its/, we’ve /wiːv/, they’ve /ðeiv/, I’d /aid/, you’d /juːd/, he’d /hiːd/, she’d /ʃiːd/, it’d /ˈitəd/, we’d /wiːd/, they’d /ðeid/, negative short forms hadn’t /ˈhӕdnt/, hasn’t /ˈhӕznt/, haven’t /ˈhӕvnt/)
used with past participle of other verbs to show that an action is in the indefinite past and has been completed
Imperfekt
I’ve bought a new dictionary Has he gone yet ?
(also have got) to hold or possess (something which belongs to oneself or to someone else )
haben
I have a book of yours at home He’s got your book I don’t have any books by Sir Walter Scott.
(also have got) to possess something as part of oneself or in some way connected with oneself
haben
She has blue eyes Our house has six rooms I’ve got a pain in my stomach .
(sometimes with back) to receive or get
bekommen
Have you had any news of your brother ? Thank you for lending me the book – you can have it back next week .
to produce
haben, bekommen
He does have some good ideas She has had a baby .
to cause to be done
lassen
I’m having a tooth (taken) out Have Turner come and see me.
to enjoy or suffer
haben
We had a lovely holiday .
to do or take
nehmen , machen
I’ll have a drink Let me have a try .
to allow
zulassen
I will not have you wearing clothes like that!
(with back, in, roundetc) to ask to one’s house as a guest or to do a job
einladen , kommen lassen
We’re having friends round for dinner We’re having someone in to paint this room .
to think or feel
haben
I have some doubts about this project .
to trick
übers Ohr hauen
You’ve been had!
has-been noun a person who is no longer famous and important .
der/die Gestrige
He used to be quite a famous comedian , but now he is a has-been.
have done with to stop or put an end to
aufhören
Let’s have done with all this quarrelling .
have had it to be dead , ruined etc
erledigt sein
The bullet went into his brain – he’s had it, I’m afraid .
have it in oneself etc to have the courage or ability to do something
es in sich haben
I hear she told her boss to stop shouting at her – I didn’t think she had it in her.
have it out (often with with) to argue with (a person ) in order to put an end to some disagreement
etwas bereinigen
I’m going to have it out with her once and for all.
have on (also have got on) to wear
anhaben
That’s a nice suit you have on.
to fool (someone)
auf den Arm nehmen
You’re having me on – that’s not really true , is it?
(also have got on) to be busy with
etwas vorhaben
Have you (got) anything on this afternoon ?
have to (also have got to) to be obliged to (do something)
müssen
I don’t want to do this, but I have to Do you have to go so soon ? I’ve got to leave soon You didn’t have to do that, did you?
have to do with (a person or thing) (also have got to do with) to be of importance or concern to (a person or thing)
etwas zu tun haben mit
What have these letters to do with you? Your remarks have (got) nothing to do with the subject we are discussing .
have up (usually with for) to make (a person ) appear in court to answer some charge
jemanden belangen
He was had up for drunken driving .
have what it takes (also have got what it takes) to have the qualities or ability that one needs to do something
haben, was man braucht zu
He has (got) what it takes to make a good officer .
I have it! (also I’ve got it!) I have found the answer (to a problem etc).
Ich hab’s!
(Definition of have from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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