I know that "hay" means "there is/are" but how do I say the same in the future & the past?
Past: Use "había". It used to be "hubo" but that usage is being discontinued.
You can probably search this site for notes on the usage of these words.
Hay = there is/are
Hubo = there was/were (preterite, completed actions)
Había = there was/were (imperfect, descriptive actions)
Ha habido = there has been
Había habido = there had been
Habrá = there will be
Habría = there would be
and all the tenses in the subjunctive.
To have more detailed info with lessons on conjugations of haber (impersonal) you can find these lessons in the "search" if you type haber. Have a look at the lessons with titles "Conjugate haber in ... "
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