Spanish lesson 301: HAY in Spanish (There is-There are)

The verb HAY in Spanish


HAY in Spanish is a very unique form or conjugation of the Spanish verb HABER. The Spanish verb HABER is one of the 4 most important Spanish verbs. And this is a unique conjugation that is exclusive of this particular verb.

What is HAY in Spanish for?

We use HAY in Spanish to imply THERE IS or THERE ARE.

I think this is enough to transmit how important this single word is.


Examples using HAY in Spanish:


  • Hay mucha polvo en el suelo – There is too much dust on the floor.
  • Hay demasiados invitados en la fiesta – There are too many guests at the party.
  • Creo que no hay más harina – I think that there is not more flour.
  • Lo que más hay aquí es basura – What there is more here is garbage.
  • ¿Hay más comida? – Is there any more food?
  • ¡No me digas que no hay más asientos! – Don’t tell me that there are no more seats!


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2 thoughts on “Spanish lesson 301: HAY in Spanish (There is-There are)”

  1. Yes! ‘hay’ is actually a special form of HABER in present tense. In past: había/hubo, in future: habrá, in conditional: habría, etc. Saludos.

  2. ¡Hola! Un detallito en la primera oración de los ejemplos con ‘hay’: ‘polvo’ es masculino así que debería ser <> Yo quería hacer el test de alemán y no sé cómo llegué aquí. ;) Muchas gracias, me encantan los videos.

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