Hay, Hay que, Haber

The verb Haber has a special case that is very useful in Spanish and deserves to be pointed out. The form "hay" functions like a verb that doesn't need to be conjugated: it means both "there is" and "there are". For example, "Hay tres manzanas" means "there are three apples". When you add the word "que" to the word "hay", you get an expression with a different meaning: "hay que" means "to have to" or "one must". It works a lot like "tener que". While there aren't a lot of great resources online for this one, it's because you'll pick it up pretty quickly. Check out these links.

Realidades Textbook

Realidades textbook

Book 1 Para empezar p. 14 (hay)

Book 1 Chapter 2 p. 104 (practice with Hay)

Book 1 Chapter 8 p. 402 (hay que)

Exprésate Textbook Resources

Exprésate textbook

Book 1 Chapter 4B p. 134 (hay)

Book 2 Chapter 2B p.. 64 (hay que)

Imperfect of ser and haber.mp4
GV3 Repaso Haber.wmv
GV3 Uses of Haber.wmv
Señor Jordan's Spanish Videos

Excellent grammar explanations with video

StudySpanish.com Online Grammar Practice

Grammar explanations with self-correcting exercises

Tener Que, Hay Que

Wordreference.com Online Spanish-English Dictionary

Online Dictionary, Verb Conjugator, and Language Forums

Grammar explanation for Hay (form of haber)

Bowdoin Online Spanish Grammar

Detailed grammar explanations with self-correcting exercises

Obligation: Se debe, hay que