Haber Expressions

Necessary Spanish Expressions

Haber - Spanish auxiliary verb
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Haber is a Spanish auxiliary verb and is used in a number of common expressions. Learn how to say sold out, don’t mention it, what’s new?, and more with this list of expressions with haber.

 Haber plus a past participle creates the perfect tenses.

Haber expressions

haber de   to have to, be supposed to
haber de (supposition)   it must be
¡Haberlo dicho!   You should have said so!
haber que + infinitive   to have to
habérselas con   to have it out, fight with
de haberlo sabido   if I had known
     
Ha de saber que…   You should know that…
He aquí…   Here is/are…
¡He dicho!   And that's that!
He lo allí.   There it is.
He lo aquí.   Here it is
He los allí.   There they are.
He los aquí.   Here they are.
Heme aquí.   Here I am.
¿Qué he de hacer?   What am I to do?
     
hay (impersonal)   there is, there are
Hay que…   It's necessary to
¿Cuánto hay de … a …?   How far is it from … to …?
¡Eres de lo que no hay!   You're unbelievable!
Había una vez…   Once upon a time…
Hay sol   It's sunny
Lo que hay es que…   Here's the thing, The thing is…
¡Mejores no hay!   There's none better!
no haber tal   to be no such thing
No hay de qué.   Don't mention it.
No hay entradas/localidades.   Sold out.
No hay más que hablar.   There's nothing more to say.
No hay nada mejor que…   There's nothing better than…
¿Qué hay?   What's happening?
¿Qué hay de nuevo?   What's new?

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Haber - Spanish verb

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