IL Y A
Does "Il y a" mean "ago"? In flashcards its translation is "ago". Doesn't it mean "there is".
"Il y a" can mean both "there is/are" and "ago" depending on the context: it usually means "ago" when it is directly followed by a time period, and otherwize means "there is".
"Il y a une voiture ici" -> There is a car here.
"ça c'est passé il y a deux ans" -> It happened two years ago.
"il y a" can mean "there is" or "there are".
- il y a 6 enfants ici. - there are 6 children here.
it can also mean "ago".
- j'ai fait ça il y a 3 semaines. - i made that 3 weeks ago
Hi,In my opinion it's Depend on a sentence but most of time it's "there is " . "il n'y a pas" is negative one
'Il y a' can mean either:
IL Y A un parc où on peut se relaxer = there is a park where one can relax.
Je suis allé IL Y A six ans = I went six years ago.
'Il y a' meaning there is/are, can be used an all tenses, whereas 'il y a' meaning ago can really only be used in the past tenses.
Hope that helps you