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From Proto-Slavic *jьměti, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁em-.


  • IPA(key): /ǐmati/
  • Hyphenation: и‧ма‧ти


ѝмати impf ‎(Latin spelling ìmati)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to have, possess, own
    имати среће‎ ― to be lucky, have luck
    имати времена‎ ― to have time
    имати новаца‎ ― to have money
    имати прехладу‎ ― to have a cold
    она има 19 година‎ ― she is 19 years old
    имаш право‎ ― you are right, you are correct
    имати обичај да..‎ ― to have a habit/custom to..
    имати на уму‎ ― to have in mind, keep in mind
    имати у виду‎ ― to keep in mind
    имати на памети‎ ― to keep in mind
    имати против‎ ― to object to
  2. (transitive) to be, be located (in past and future tenses usually replaced by би̏ти ‎(to be, exist)
    има ли шећера?‎ ― is there any sugar?
    има ли кога‎ ― is there anyone in?
    има ли црвених аута на паркиралишту?‎ ― are there any red cars on the parking lot?
    на зиду имају двије слике‎ ― there are two paintings on the wall
    што има за вечеру?‎ ― what is there for supper?
    има отад пет година‎ ― five years have passed since then, it has been five years since then
  3. (intransitive, with да) to have to, be obliged to
    има(ш) да му поштено платиш‎ ― you have to pay him fairly
    има(ју) да раде ц(иј)ели дан‎ ― they have to work the whole day
  4. (transitive) to wear, have on
    имала је црвени шеширић‎ ― she had a red bonnet on



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