The verb haber in the present tense

Haber en
Yo he
Tú has
Él/ella/usted ha
Nosotros/as hemos
Vosotros/as habéis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes han


  • Haber (to have) in the present is mainly used with a past participle to form the pretérito perfecto (present perfect tense):

Hoy hemos ido al parque.

We have been to the park today.

  • There is also an impersonal form: hay (there is, there are) which is used to say that something exists or is present:

En el hotel hay muchos gatos.

There are a lot of cats in the hotel.

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