AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch hebben, from Middle Dutch hebben, from Old Dutch hebben, from Proto-Germanic *habjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

(present het, present participle hebbende, past had, past participle gehad)

  1. to have

Usage notesEdit

This verb is highly irregular in Afrikaans due to the fact that it has a different present form from its infinitive form. The present form is used as an active verb with a pronoun. This verb also has a rarely used preterite form, had.


Min NanEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“shrimp; prawn; lobster; to bend; to curve; to flex; etc.”).
(This character, , is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)