Il y a – French Expression – There is




IL Y A


IL Y A is probably the most useful expression in French.

Il y aThere is
Il y aThere are

It doesn’t matter if what comes next is singular or plural.  In the present tense, the expression is always IL Y A. 

Il y a une abeille sur la fleur.There is a bee on the flower.
Il y a trois biscuits dans le paquet.There are three cookies in the package. 
ILIt
Ythere  (adverbial pronoun  Y)
A3rd person singular conjugation  of the verb avoir

ASK A QUESTION USING IL Y A

Est-ce qu’il y aune table dans la cuisine?
Is it thatthere isa table in the kitchen?
Est-ce qu’il y adeux lits dans la chambre?
Is it thatthere aretwo beds in the bedroom?
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