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Beginner Dialogue: Existence

Short beginners dialogue, in which Ana and Luis use the verb “hay” to talk about what they need from the supermarket
Luis

Luis

Colombiano

Ana

Ana

Colombiana

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Transcript

Luis

[00:00:00]
Translation

Ana. Today we have to go to the supermarket.

Ana

[00:00:03]
Translation

You are right. We have to buy vegetables and fruit.

Luis

[00:00:07]
Translation

Are you sure? What's in the fridge?

Ana

[00:00:11]
Note all the uses of hay, meaning 'there is', 'there are'. It's used with both plural and singular nouns.
Hay leche,
hay algunos huevos. Hay algunos limones. Hay dos tomates y hay carne.
Translation

There's milk, there's some eggs. There are some lemons. There's two tomatoes and there's meat.

Luis

[00:00:17]
Entonces
To say 'there isn't', we simply place no in front of hay
¿no hay queso
? ¿No hay vegetales, no hay frutas y no hay cervezas?
Translation

So there's no cheese? No vegetables, no fruit and no beer?

Ana

[00:00:22]
Translation

No, there isn't.

Luis

[00:00:23]

Ana

[00:00:26]
Dale, used (more in Latin America) to mean 'ok', 'let's go'
Dale.
Translation

Let's go.

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