HomeQ&APlease explain to me when I should use "Hay" and when I should use "Estar".

Please explain to me when I should use "Hay" and when I should use "Estar".

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I am having trouble know when to use which.

For example:

Los papeles (hay/están) en la mesa.

I'm sure it is simple. Could someone give me some rules, tricks, tips anything to make it easier to determine which one to use.

Thank you,

S

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updated NOV 6, 2009
posted by shanelynch_12

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Hay means "there are" and están means "are".

Hay papeles en la mesa.

Los papeles están en la mesa.

updated NOV 6, 2009
posted by lorenzo9
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