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From Proto-Slavic *jьmati, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁em-.


  • IPA(key): /ǐmati/
  • Hyphenation: i‧ma‧ti


ìmati impf (Cyrillic spelling ѝмати)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to have, possess, own
    imati vremenato have time
    imati novacato have money
    imati prehladuto have a cold
    ona ima 19 godinashe is 19 years old
    imaš pravoyou have it right (you are correct)
    imati običaj have a habit/custom to..
    imati na umuto have in mind, keep in mind
    imati nešto protivhave something against
  2. (transitive, with genitive case (except for singular countable nouns — with nominative), in existential clauses) to be, be present, to exist in the universe of discourse (in past and future tenses usually replaced by bȉti (to be, exist))
    ima li šećera?is there any sugar?
    ima li kogais there anyone in?
    ima li crvenih auta na parkiralištu?are there any red cars on the parking lot?
    na zidu imaju dv(ij)e slikethere are two paintings on the wall
    što ima za večeru?what is there for supper?
    ima otad pet godinafive years have passed since then, it has been five years since then
  3. (intransitive, with da) to have to, be obliged to
    ima(š) da mu pošteno platišyou have to pay him fairly
    ima(ju) da rade c(ij)eli danthey have to work the whole day
  4. (transitive) to wear, have on
    imala je crveni šeširićshe had a red bonnet on



Derived termsEdit


  • imati” in Hrvatski jezični portal