Third instalment of the Spanish term HAY.
But don’t be so negative!
In those post we saw how both ‘THERE IS’ and ‘THERE ARE’ are rendered by the same word in Spanish: HAY.
How cool is that?
Take a quick look back at those two posts to refresh the old memory neurons.
Don’t be so negative!
This post is a simple article showing, as always, how easy it is to express the NEGATIVE in Spanish and the negative of HAY, fortunately, is no exception.
So this is post is teaching: THERE ISN’T …..or ……THERE AREN’T……
IN THE SINGULAR:
THERE IS = HAY THERE ISN’T = NO HAY
HAY una mesa = There’s a table
NO HAY mesa = There isn’t a table
HAY una televisión = There’s a television
NO HAY televisión= There isn’t a television
A CHAIR…NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T
HAY una silla = There’s a chair
NO HAY silla = There isn’t a chair
IN THE PLURAL:
THERE ARE = HAY THERE AREN’T = NO HAY
HAY mesas = There are some tables
NO HAY mesas = There aren’t any tables
HAY televisiones = There are some televisions
NO HAY televisiones = There aren’t any televisions
HAY sillas = There are some chairs
NO HAY sillas = There aren’t any chairs
NO HAY mesa There isn’t a table
NO HAY silla There isn’t a chair
NO HAY televisión There isn’t a television
NO HAY mesas There aren’t any tables
NO HAY sillas There aren’t any chairs
NO HAY televisiones There aren’t any televisions
Can you see any pattern emerging? Of course you can. They’re ALL the SAME.
There can’t be anything easier than this! (Well, maybe)
Repeat all the above sentences out loud, even though people will think you are going bonkers…Your Spanish is more important than what they think of you.
See a previous post, Repeat, repeat, repeat, about the benefits of serious repetition (aloud) in language learning.
SOMETHING TO DO
Now you have to make this lovely little word your own…
Don’t be lazy using the examples from MY living room…use YOUR OWN living room!
Look around your room, house, office, place where you’re at, and create YOUR OWN TRUE SENTENCES…
A great on-line dictionary to help you is SpanishDict.com. Make your OWN sentences.
I can help you make some of those sentences. Jot down in the comments what you would like to say, using this Spanish term NO HAY , and I can help you make your VERY OWN SENTENCES.
Sentences that make sense to you.
Leave some sentences in the comments below and let me help you…
We haven’t finished with HAY yet! See next post!
More next time…