"hay" as in "Que hay...."
I do not understand the word "hay" as in "Qué hay en la sopa?" Is it a verb? What is the infinitive? What other words does it compare to? What part of speech is it? How do I learn to use it?
Hay= There is or there are ¿Qué hay en la sopa? = What is in the soup. Another way to look at it, so that the use of hay makes more sense would be to see it as 'What is there in the soup'.
Hay means - there is or there are
What is there in the soup.
I'm a beginner here, i'm sure you'll get a more detailed explanation.