il y a

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

il y a (infinitive y avoir, interrogative form y a-t-il)

  1. there is, there are
    Il y a un problème. - There is a problem.
    Il y a deux personnes ici. - There are two people here.

Synonyms[edit]

  • y'a (very colloquial)

Preposition[edit]

il y a

  1. ago
    Elle est allée en France il y a deux ans. - She went to France two years ago.
    C'est il y a dix ans que je suis allé aux États-Unis. - It was ten years ago that I went to the United States.