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Hay in Spanish

How do you use hay in Spanish?

hay verb form in spanish

The verb form “hay” has two meanings:

hay (for singular) - there is
hay (for plural) - there are

verb hay in Spanish practice


e.g.

Hay muchos papeles en el escritorio. - There are many papers on the desk.

Hay un lápiz encima de la mesa. - There is a pencil on the table.

Hay dos cuartos en mi casa.-There are two bedrooms in my house.

Hay siete continentes en el planeta. - There are seven continents on the planet


When used in questions:

e.g.

¿Hay una playa cerca?-  Is there a beach nearby?

¿Hay muchos animales en el zoológico?-  Are there many animals in the zoo?

¿Hay cuatro sillas en la mesa? - Are there 4 chairs in the table?

¿Hay un chico o dos? - Is there a boy or two?


Note: The verb form “hay” can also be used to answer questions.

e.g.

Question: ¿Hay un restaurante en el centro comercial?- Is there a restaurant in the mall?
Answer:
Sí.hay - Yes. Yes there is.

Question: ¿Hay algunas revistas por aquí?- Are there some magazines around here?
Answer:
No. No hay - No. There aren’t.

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