Haber Expressions

Necessary Spanish expressions

Haber is a Spanish auxiliary verb and is used in a number of common expressions.

haber + past participle   perfect tenses
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
Hay (impersonal)   there is, there are
Hay que…   It's necessary to
de haberlo sabido   if I had known
¿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…
Ha de saber que…   You should know that…
Hay sol   It's sunny
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.
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?
¿Qué he de hacer?   What am I to do?

Haber lesson

Haber conjugations