hay nubes
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in affirmative sentences)
a. there are clouds
Hay muchas nubes y sopla un viento muy fuerte. Se avecina una buena tormenta.There are many clouds and a very strong wind is blowing. A big storm is approaching.
b. there are some clouds
Hay nubes, pero de vez en cuando sale el sol.There are some clouds, but the sun comes out from time to time.
2. (in questions)
a. are there clouds
A ver, Marta. ¿Estudiaste la lección de hoy? ¿Por qué hay nubes en el cielo?Let's see, Marta. Did you study today's lesson? Why are there clouds in the sky?
b. are there any clouds
¿Hay nubes? - Sí, muchas. Mejor dejar el paseo para mañana.Are there any clouds? - Yes, many. We'd better leave that walk till tomorrow.
3. (in negative sentences)
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This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Nos vamos a la playa? Apenas hay nubes y en las noticias dijeron que no iba a llover.Shall we go to the beach? There are hardly any clouds, and in the news they said it wouldn't rain.
No hay nubes, pero hace un frío insoportable.There are no clouds, but it's unbearably cold.
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