Where can I learn more about when to use Había and when to use Hubo?

Where can I learn more about when to use Había and when to use Hubo?

I know había is imperfecto and hubo is pretérito, but in this context it seems not always applicable. Is there a clear distinction?
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq language super star
Hola Mieke, We are creating more lessons about specific uses at the moment. As you know both "Había" and "Hubo" translate as "There was/were", however the first will be used to express continuity in the past while with the latter there is no sense of continuity. You can have a look here to learn a bit more about the use of the imperfect: Using El Pretérito Imperfecto to express habits or repeated actions in the past (imperfect tense) and here: Using El Pretérito Imperfecto to express habits or repeated actions in the past (imperfect tense) Gracias, Inma
Hi Mieke I have always found lots of information on youtube. Suggest google "haber Spanish youtube", you are sure to find a video that suits your style of learning
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Mieke

Here is a lesson about when to use había vs hubo

Había vs Hubo (Imperfect vs Preterite)

I hope this helps

Inma

Where can I learn more about when to use Había and when to use Hubo?

I know había is imperfecto and hubo is pretérito, but in this context it seems not always applicable. Is there a clear distinction?

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