How to Conjugate the German Verb "Haben"

German Verb
"Sie haben zwei Kinder." (They have two children.). Simon Ritzmann / Getty Images

The German verb haben conjugated in all its tenses and moods.

Present Tense - Präsens

Present Tense - Präsens
ich habeI have
du hastyou have
er hat
sie hat
es hat
he has
she has
it has
wir habenwe have
ihr habtyou (guys) have
sie habenthey have
Sie habenyou have

Simple Past Tense - Imperfekt

ich hatteI had
du hattestyou had
er hatte
sie hatte
es hatte
he had
she had
it had
wir hattenwe had
ihr hattetyou (guys) had
sie hattenthey had
Sie hattenyou had

Compound Past Tense (Pres. Perfect) - Perfekt

ich habe gehabtI had/have had
du hast gehabtyou (fam.) had
have had
er hat gehabt
sie hat gehabt
es hat gehabt
he had/has had
she had/has had
it had/has had
wir haben gehabtwe had/have had
ihr habt gehabtyou (guys) had
have had
sie haben gehabtthey had/have had
Sie haben gehabtyou had/have had

Past Perfect - Plusquamperfekt

ich hatte gehabtI had had
du hattest gehabtyou (fam.) had had
er hatte gehabt
sie hatte gehabt
es hatte gehabt
he had had
she had had
it had had
wir hatten gehabtwe had had
ihr hattet gehabtyou (guys) had had
sie hatten gehabtthey had had
Sie hatten gehabtyou had had

Future Tense | Futur

ich werde habenI will have
du wirst habenyou (fam.) will have
er wird haben
sie wird haben
es wird haben
he will have
she will have
it will have
wir werden habenwe will have
ihr werdet habenyou (guys) will have
sie werden habenthey will have
Sie werden habenyou will have

Future Perfect | Futur II

ich werde gehabt habenI will have had
du wirst gehabt habenyou (fam.) will have had
er wird gehabt haben
sie wird gehabt haben
es wird gehabt haben
he will have had
she will have had
it will have had
wir werden gehabt habenwe will have had
ihr werdet gehabt habenyou (guys) will
have had
sie werden gehabt habenthey will have had
Sie werden gehabt habenyou 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 wir.
(du) hab!have!
(ihr) habt!have
haben Sie!have!
haben wirlet'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).
ich habe (hätte)*I have
du habestyou have
er habe
sie habe
es habe
he has
she has
it has
*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.
wir haben (hätten)*we have
ihr habetyou (guys) have
sie haben (hätten)*they have
Sie haben (hätten)*you have

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).
ich hätteI would have
du hättestyou would have
er hätte
sie hätte
es hätte
he would have
she would have
it would have
wir hättenwe would have
ihr hättetyou (guys) would have
sie hättenthey would have
Sie hättenyou 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 gehabthe is said to have had
ich hätte gehabtI would have had
sie hätten gehabtthey would have had