Languages › German How to Conjugate the German Verb "Haben" Share Flipboard Email Print Simon Ritzmann/Getty Images German Vocabulary History & Culture Pronunciation & Conversation Grammar By Hyde Flippo German Expert Hyde Flippo taught the German language for 28 years at high school and college levels and published several books on the German language and culture. our editorial process Hyde Flippo Updated February 14, 2020 The German verb haben conjugated in all its tenses and moods. Present Tense - Präsens DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich habe I have du hast you have er hatsie hates hat he hasshe hasit has wir haben we have ihr habt you (guys) have sie haben they have Sie haben you have Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich hatte I had du hattest you had er hattesie hattees hatte he hadshe hadit had wir hatten we had ihr hattet you (guys) had sie hatten they had Sie hatten you had Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich habe gehabt I had/have had du hast gehabt you (fam.) hadhave had er hat gehabtsie hat gehabtes hat gehabt he had/has hadshe had/has hadit had/has had wir haben gehabt we had/have had ihr habt gehabt you (guys) hadhave had sie haben gehabt they had/have had Sie haben gehabt you had/have had Past Perfect - Plusquamperfekt DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich hatte gehabt I had had du hattest gehabt you (fam.) had had er hatte gehabtsie hatte gehabtes hatte gehabt he had hadshe had hadit had had wir hatten gehabt we had had ihr hattet gehabt you (guys) had had sie hatten gehabt they had had Sie hatten gehabt you had had Future Tense | Futur DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich werde haben I will have du wirst haben you (fam.) will have er wird habensie wird habenes wird haben he will haveshe will haveit will have wir werden haben we will have ihr werdet haben you (guys) will have sie werden haben they will have Sie werden haben you will have Future Perfect | Futur II DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich werde gehabt haben I will have had du wirst gehabt haben you (fam.) will have had er wird gehabt habensie wird gehabt habenes wird gehabt haben he will have hadshe will have hadit will have had wir werden gehabt haben we will have had ihr werdet gehabt haben you (guys) willhave had sie werden gehabt haben they will have had Sie werden gehabt haben you will have had Commands - Imperativ There are three command (imperative) forms, one for each "you" word. In addition, the "let's" form is used with DEUTSCH ENGLISH (du) hab! have! (ihr) habt! have haben Sie! have! haben wir let's have Subjunctive I - Konjunktiv I The subjunctive is a mood, not a tense. The Subjunctive I (Konjunktiv I) is based on the infinitive form of the verb. It is most often used to express indirect quotation (indirekte Rede). DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich habe (hätte)* I have du habest you have er habesie habees habe he hasshe hasit has wir haben (hätten)* we have ihr habet you (guys) have sie haben (hätten)* they have Sie haben (hätten)* you have *NOTE: Because the Subjunctive I (Konjunktiv I) of "haben" and some other verbs is sometimes identical to the indicative (normal) form, the Subjunctive II is sometimes substituted, as in the items marked. Subjunctive II - Konjunktiv II The Subjunctive II (Konjunktiv II) expresses wishful thinking, contrary-to-reality situations and is used to express politeness. The Subjunctive II is based on the simple past tense (Imperfekt). DEUTSCH ENGLISH ich hätte I would have du hättest you would have er hättesie hättees hätte he would haveshe would haveit would have wir hätten we would have ihr hättet you (guys) would have sie hätten they would have Sie hätten you would have Since the Subjunctive is a mood and not a tense, it can be used in various tenses. Below are several examples. er habe gehabt he is said to have had ich hätte gehabt I would have had sie hätten gehabt they would have had The Conjugation of "Werden" (to become) in German How to Conjugate Gehen in German How to Conjugate "Stehen" (to Stand) in German German Verb Conjugation of Sprechen (To Speak) German Verb Conjugations: Tun (To Do) How to Conjugate the German Verb 'Sein' German Verbs: How to Recognize the German Subjunctive I, II How to Conjugate the German Verb "Heissen" (to Call) How to Conjugate The German Word Finden Conjugating the German Verb Verstehen How to Conjugate the Verb "Helfen" (to Help) Conjugation of Lesen: German Verb Lesen Bleiben (To Stay) German Verb Conjugations Besuchen How to Conjugate the German Verb "Laufen" (to Run, Walk) Conjugating the German Verb Sehen, Meaning 'to See'