The other day i was giving an English lesson to some friends :p one of them asked me for a snack, i gave her a frozen yogurt pop... then another friend's son asked me" there is, there is?? Trying to translate "hay hay??" I was so ashamed about not having another for him and i did not pay attention about the way he asked.

Is there a way to say it that short?

Well i guess the correct way to ask it is " is there still any? Or do you still have any?

Am i wrong?


I assume you mean from Spanish to English.

impersonal verb
1. (to exist)
a. there is (singular)
Hay un hombre mirándote.—There is a man looking at you.
b. there are (plural)
¿Hay pimientos en la nevera?—Are there any peppers in the fridge?

The child asked "¿Hay?", which would be the question form of "there are": Are there? This is not impossible, since we know he's talking about the frozen yoghurt pops (plural).

Other possibilities are: "Are there any left?" or simply "Any left?"

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    Or "any more?" or even just "more?" would be a direct translation. ¿Hay? by itself is not a complete sentence, but it's fine since we know the context. In the same way "More?" is perfectly understood in context, and is similarly something a child would say when asking for a treat. – Andrew Oct 24 '16 at 16:49

I'm not sure what is meant by "hay?". Hay is dried grass. Hey! is an exclamation used to attract attention. One common way to phrase the question is "Is there any more?", or if you know that there is some more, you could ask "May I have some more?" It is a little impertinent for an adult to ask either of these questions, but a child would be forgiven.

Cambridge Dictionary: hay

Cambridge Dictionary: hey

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