Halla, haya or allá?

Halla: is the verb hallar (to find) conjugated in the simple present or the imperative. It is used as an equivalent to encuentra.

El Dr. Macías siempre halla/encuentra una excusa para no trabajar  hallar, presente.

Dr. Macias always finds an excuse for not working.

Halla/Encuentra tú mismo la solución  hallar, imperativo presente.

Find the solution yourself.

Haya: is the verb haber (to have) conjugated in the present subjunctive. We use it:

  • to refer to what “there is/there are” (it is the subjunctive equivalent of hay).

Espero que no haya nadie en casa haber, subj. presente.

I hope there is no one at home.

  • as an auxiliary, before a past participle, to form the present perfect subjunctive.

Quizás Teo haya llamado para anular la reserva  llamar, subj. pret. perf..

Maybe Teo has called to cancel the reservation.

Allá: has the same meaning as allí (there/over there). The stress is on the last syllable.

La farmacia esta allá.

The pharmacy is over there.

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