how to pronounce haben


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the above transcription of haben is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

haben is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of haben in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:

“… Film, den wir im beginnenden Winter haben, der nicht da war, weil ich …”

meanings of haben


  1. To have (forms the perfect and past perfect tense).
  2. To get (to receive).
  3. To have (to be scheduled to attend).
  4. To have; to own (to possess, have ownership of; to possess a certain characteristic).
  5. To contain, be composed of, equal.
  6. There be, there is, there are.
  7. To make a fuss.
  8. To talk about.
  9. To be occupied with, to like, to be into.
  10. To have; to hold (to contain within itself/oneself).
  11. To have, get (to obtain, acquire).
  12. To have (to be afflicted with, suffer from).


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haben frequency in german - A1 level of CEFR

the word haben occurs in german on average 2801.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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