The Palabea Blackboard: Lesson 7 is about the verb “to have” and vocabulary about classroom objects in 6 different languages. When you learn a language you may use many things, to write with, organize, and to help you study, so today you are going to learn how to say these things in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and German. All these objects are really useful, but to learn a language at palabea.com you just need a computer with a microphone and camera!
The verb “to have” is very important because in many languages it has an auxiliary function when used in some verb tenses like present and past perfect in English.
So this is the verb to have in these languages:
Now you know how to tell us what you have! In most languages when you are talking about an object you need to use an article to talk about it. In some languages articles are different if the word is feminine, masculine or neutral, and for singular and plural. There are two types of articles, definite and indefinite. Definite articles are those used to talk about a specific object or person. In English there’s only one definite pronoun: “the”. The indefinite pronouns are the ones used to talk about a general object, in English: “a” or “an”. Sometimes you don’t need to use an article, for example in English when you are talking about many things. This example will make it clearer for you:
Definite article: I have the book (I need for this course)
Indefinite article: I have a book (about flowers)
No article: I have books (hundreds of them)
On the next table we will write the vocabulary with its correspondent indefinite article, ready to use with the verb “to have”, to make it easier for you.
I have a backpack
Ella tiene cinta adhesiva
Noi abbiamo un computer
Ils ont un taille-crayon
Ela tem um lápis
Ihr habt Büroklammern
So what do you have on your desk? Let us know and play our Facebook game to practice what you’ve learnt!
Have a great week!
Your Palabea Team