Hi, there! I hope you are all right! Today we are going to learn the use of the impersonal verbal form hay.

First of all, this word hay is pronounced as the English word eye. Don´t forget it! Now, you are ready to continue.

The meaning of hay is there is or there are. Then, you don´t need to change the verb in spite the singular o plural group that you are going to find after the verb. Let´s see three examples:

  1. There is a school.
  2. There are some schools.
  3. There are schools.

How can we translate these sentences?

There is and there are are always translated as HAY.

School means colegio and schools means colegios.

Colegio is a masculine and singular noun and colegios is a masculine and plural noun.

A is translated as el in this case (masculine and singular) and some is translated as unos (masculine and plural).

And you are more than ready to solve the translations:

  1. Hay un colegio.
  2. Hay unos colegios.
  3. Hay colegios. Sentence c hasn´t got any determiner before the noun, right? You can only see the verb “there are” and the noun “schools”. Then, you don´t need to write unos before colegios. However, if you do that (hay unos colegios), that´s not wrong.

Do you want to have some sentences to practise more translations? I´ll give you some of them:

-There are some tables.

-There is a notebook.

-There is a famous restaurant in this small village.  

-There are supermarkets in the city.

-There is a blonde girl in front of me.

-There are some computers.

You can find the solutions at the end of this post. I hope you like it and it´s useful for you! Don´t forget to share and press the like button if you are registered in this platform.

Any comments or suggestions, send them to belriesco@outlook.com .


See you soon!

Letras en Español – B Riesco


-Hay unas mesas.

-Hay un cuaderno.

-Hay un restaurante famoso en este pueblo pequeño.

-Hay supermercados en la ciudad.

-Hay una niña rubia delante de mí.

-Hay unos ordenadores.  

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