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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsToday we'll be looking at the conjugation of the verbs "hawwe", to have, and "wêze", to be. We've already explained the conjugation of the regular verbs in the present tense. Hawwe and weze, however, have irregular conjugations. First, "hawwe". "Ik ha, do hast, hy hat, sy/se hat, it hat, wy/we ha, jim ha, sy/se ha, jo ha".

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsHere are some examples. "Hast bruorren en susters?" "Ja, ik ha ien broer." "Sy hat gjin baan." "Ha jim ek bisten?" "Hy hat in hûn." "Ha se frije tiid?"

Skip to 1 minute and 24 secondsSecond, the verb "wêze", to be. "Ik bin, do bist, hy is, sy/se is, it is, wy/we binne, jim binne, sy/se binne, jo binne".

Skip to 1 minute and 57 secondsLet's look at some examples again. "Ik bin Simon." "Wat binne dyn hobbys?" "Do bist Aafke." "Wat is dyn adres?" "Wa binne dat?" "Syn namme is David."

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Conjugation of the verbs hawwe (to have) and wêze (to be)

We already explained the conjugation of the regular verbs in the present tense. Hawwe and wêze have irregular conjugations.

Hawwe

Singular

ik ha
do hast
hy-sy/se-it hat

Plural

wy/we ha
jim ha
sy-se ha
jo ha

Wêze

Singular

ik bin
do bist
hy-sy/se-it is

Plural

wy/we binne
jim binne
sy-se binne
jo binne

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