“Hay” is a unique Spanish verb. It is related to the verb “haber” or commonly referred to as the impersonal form of “haber”.
In today’s podcast, you will learn how to use the verb “hay” in the past, present and future. You will also learn how to use the impersonal phrase with the verb “hay” to express obligation.
Check out today’s podcast for all of the details. If you have any questions or thoughts you can leave a comment below.
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Examples from today’s podcast:
There is a lot of noise here – Hay mucho ruido aquí.
Is there a good place to eat around here? – ¿Hay un buen lugar para comer por aquí?
Is there a good place to drink something around here? – ¿Hay un buen lugar para tomar algo por aquí?
Is there a good place to speak around here? – ¿Hay un buen lugar para hablar por aquí?
There was a party in the apartment upstairs last night anoche. It was very noisy. – Hubo una fiesta en el piso de arriba anoche. Fue muy ruidosa.
Last week there was a day I’m never going to forget – La semana pasada hubo un día que nunca voy a olvidar.
When I was little there were very fun moments – Cuando era pequeño había momentos muy divertidos.
We laughed at a joke that there was between us – Nos reímos de una broma que había entre nosotros.
Next week there will be a church wedding – La semana que viene habrá una boda en la iglesia.
In the future there will be cars that can fly – En el futuro habrá coches que pueden volar.
One must not tell lies – No hay que decir mentiras.
If one wants to speak Spanish one has to practice every day – Si se quiere hablar español hay que practicar todos los días.
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