French Class 9: Il y a

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Il y a - there is/there are



Il y a is a phrase.

It means there is or there are.

The words il, y, and a have individual meanings.

il - he/it

y - there

a - has

We collectively use it as a phrase here.


It also means it has been.

Here the examples discussed are w.r.t there is or there are.


Il y a un hôtel près d'ici.

There is a hotel near by/close by.


Il y a beaucoup d'étudiants dans la classe.

There are many students in the class.


Il y a un bon café au centre-ville.

There is a good café in the centre of the city.


Next time you want to say there is, use this phrase.

The word Voilà is also used to say there is.



Culture tip:


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