Hay Que in Spanish = Obligation [+5 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson, you will learn how to use hay que in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use hay que in Spanish
  • how to use hay que in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on hay que in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on hay que in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how use hay que in Spanish!

Table of Contents

Hay Que in Spanish = Obligation

To express an obligation in Spanish you will use:

  • hay que + infinitive

Here are some examples:

Hay que apoyar a las personas vulnerables.

Vulnerable people must be supported.

Hay que empezar a comer más sano.

People need to start eating healthier.

Hay que reciclar por el bien del planeta.

For the sake of the planet, we need to recycle.

Hay que ser menos egoístas y más solidarios.

It is necessary to be less selfish and more supportive.

In Spanish A1 you learnt that tener que + infinitive can be also used as an obligation.

However, for tener que you have to conjugate tener according to the subject.

Tienes que dejar de beber tanta cerveza.

You need to stop drinking so much beer.

Example Sentences on Hay Que in Spanish

This section of the lesson on hay que in Spanish is about seeing the idiom used in sentences.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of hay que in Spanish through examples.

Hay que apoyar a las personas vulnerables.

Vulnerable people must be supported.

Hay que empezar a comer más sano.

People need to start eating healthier.

Hay que reciclar por el bien del planeta.

For the sake of the planet, we need to recycle.

Hay que ser menos egoístas y más solidarios.

It is necessary to be less selfish and more supportive.

Tienes que dejar de beber tanta cerveza.

You need to stop drinking so much beer.

Quiz Yourself on Hay Que in Spanish

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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