Conjugate haber in El Presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)

Haber has an irregular stem hay- in El Presente de Subjuntivo (but the endings are regular): 

yo haya
hayas
él / ella / Ud. haya
nosotros hayamos
vosotros hayáis
ellos / ellas / Uds.   hayan

Note that in El Presente de Subjuntivo, only the impersonal third person form haya is ever used on its own.

See and listen to these examples:

Ojalá haya una buena fiesta esta noche.
I hope that tonight there will be a good party.

No creo que nunca haya una boda tan magnífica como la vuestra.
I don't believe there's ever been such a wonderful wedding as yours.

Es esencial que haya un acuerdo entre ellos.
It is essential that they come to an agreement.

Quiero que haya un buen presidente en el país.
I want to have a good president in the country.

No opino que haya un buen sistema educativo aquí.
I don't think there is a good educational system here.

Deseo que no haya ningún problema con tu presentación.
I hope that you won't have any problem with your presentation.

The full set of six forms is used with past participles of another verb to form another tense: the Pretérito Perfecto Subjuntivo. For example

Espero que el chico haya comido bien.
I hope that the boy has eaten well.

Read more about El Pretérito Perfecto del Subjuntivo.


See also:
Conjugate regular -ar verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive) and 
Conjugate regular -er and -ir verbs in El Presente de Subjuntivo (present subjunctive)  

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Quiero que haya un buen presidente en el país.
I want to have a good president in the country.


No creo que nunca haya una boda tan magnífica como la vuestra.
I don't believe there's ever been such a wonderful wedding as yours.


Deseo que no haya ningún problema con tu presentación.
I hope that you won't have any problem with your presentation.


Ojalá haya una buena fiesta esta noche.
I hope that tonight there will be a good party.


Es esencial que haya un acuerdo entre ellos.
It is essential that they come to an agreement.


No opino que haya un buen sistema educativo aquí.
I don't think there is a good educational system here.


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