Conjugate haber in El Presente (present tense)

Haber is irregular in El presente:

yo he
has
él / ella / Ud. ha / hay
nosotros /nosotras
hemos
vosotros / vosotras
habéis
ellos / ellas / Uds. han

Note that in El Presente the 3rd person of singular of haber has two forms,  ha and hay.  Hay is an impersonal form used on its own to express there is /are.

Read and listen to these examples:

Hay helado de caramelo en la nevera.
There is caramel ice cream in the fridge.

Hay muchos peces en el mar.
There are so many fishes in the sea.

Yo he comido gambas al ajillo hoy.
I have eaten garlic prawns today.

has montado a caballo esta semana.
You've ridden on horseback this week.

El tren ha llegado tarde esta mañana.
The train was late this morning.

Alba y yo hemos viajado mucho este mes.
Alba and I have traveled a lot this month.

Vosotros habéis trabajado mucho este año.
You have worked hard this year.

Ellas han tenido suerte.
They have been lucky.


The full set of six forms is used with the past participle of a second verb to form another tense, El Pretérito Perfecto. For example:

Me he levantado a las ocho esta mañana.
I got up at 8 o'clock this morning.

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Hay helado de caramelo en la nevera.
There is caramel ice cream in the fridge.


El tren ha llegado tarde esta mañana.
The train was late this morning.


Me he levantado a las ocho esta mañana.
I got up at 8 o'clock this morning.


has montado a caballo esta semana.
You've ridden on horseback this week.


Vosotros habéis trabajado mucho este año.
You have worked hard this year.


Yo he comido gambas al ajillo hoy.
I have eaten garlic prawns today.


Ellas han tenido suerte.
They have been lucky.


Hay muchos peces en el mar.
There are so many fishes in the sea.


Alba y yo hemos viajado mucho este mes.
Alba and I have traveled a lot this month.


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