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    THE VERB TO HAVE

    Can someone explain the verb to have. ie how do i say i have, you have, he has. she has, we have etc etc
    i ask this because i am told that у меня есть врат means i have a brother however i know that в means i which isnt in the sentence and that врат means brother which means that у меня есть means i have . thats a lot of words to say i have
    basically i dont understand this verb

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    Re: THE VERB TO HAVE

    у меня есть брат
    That's right.
    У меня есть = I have.
    However, in some contexts you may say "я обладаю" or "я имею" instead it. But "у меня есть" is most common.
    You also may read it: http://lingvo.yandex.ru/en?text=have

    ie how do i say i have, you have, he has. she has, we have etc etc
    i have = у меня есть
    you have = у тебя есть
    she has = у неё есть
    we have = у нас есть
    Please, correct my mistakes
    Russian is my native language

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    Re: THE VERB TO HAVE

    It may help if you think "with me there is X" instead of 'I have X'. While in English "I" is the subject of the sentence, in Russian the subject is that which is "had". And it becomes worse if you negate it, then there is no visible subject and the noun which would be the subject in a positive sentence takes genitive case: у меня есть брат = I have a brother, У меня нет брата = I do not have a brother. (Literally something like "With me none of brother".)

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    Re: THE VERB TO HAVE

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