Look at these examples:
Il y a un oiseau dans mon jardin. There is a bird in my garden.
Dans ma maison, il y a cinq pièces.In my house, there are five rooms.
À Paris, il y a la Tour Eiffel.In Paris, there is the Eiffel Tower.
Dans ma chambre, il y a un lit, un bureau et une chaise.In my bedroom, there is a bed, a desk and a chair.
To say there is/there are in French, you use the fixed expression il y a (literally "it has there").
Note: Il y a never changes, even if there is more than one object.
It consists of three separate words: il + y + a.
Never write il ya, even though it's pronounced that way.
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