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How to use HAY

How to use HAY

Learning Objectives 

  • Use HAY to ask questions and respond.
  • Use HAY to state there is/there are and say how many of something there are.
  • Learn how to use five adjectives of quantity: MUCHO, POCO, SUFICIENTE, DEMASIADO, & BASTANTE. 
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Key Words & Phrases

  • Haber
    • Hay 
  • Adjectives of quantity 
    • Mucho(a)(s)
    • Poco(a)(s)
    • Suficiente(s)
    • Demasiado(a)(s)
    • Bastante(s)
  • Hay muchas personas. 
  • Hay pocos lapiceros.
  • No hay muchos estudiantes.
  • ¿Hay papeles?  
    • No, no hay papeles. 
  • ¿Cuántos lápices hay?
    • Hay cinco lápices. 
  • ¿Cuántas mesas hay? 
    • Hay dos mesas.

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Practice

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Study Spanish (hay)

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below.

  • Based on the images, state how many of each object there are using HAY.  
    • Seven brightly colored pencils lying on a desk.
  • Four laptop computers on a desk with people sitting around them.Based on the images, ask the question of how many objects are there ¿Cuántos/as _____ hay?

  • A stack of five books with a tea cup resting on top.
  • Based on the images, state if there are MUCHO(A)(S) or POCO(A)(S) of each object using HAY. 

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below.

Partner Speaking Exercise:

  • With a Spanish-speaking partner, practice the verb form of HAY and the adjectives of quantity MUCHO, POCO, DEMASIADO, BASTANTE, & SUFICIENTE by describing your office, school, house, or city. Have your partner ask you questions using HAY and respond. Then ask your partner questions about their office, school, house, or city using HAY. 

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • Practice using HAY and the adjectives of quantity MUCHO, POCO, DEMASIADO, BASTANTE, & SUFICIENTE by describing your office, school, house, or city. Ask yourself (and say aloud) questions using HAY and CUANTO. Respond using HAY and a specific number or an adjective of quantity. Do at least ten examples. 

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module.

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