In the example “En esta casa entra muy poca luz.” please explain the use of “entra”.

In the example “En esta casa entra muy poca luz.” please explain the use of “entra”.

Why is “hay” not used. 

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Johan

In this sentence:

En esta casa entra muy poca luz.

We are using the verb "entrar" (to enter/to get in) because when we talk about light we sometimes use it in order to express how much light there is in a house or how much light "gets in" the house. It is something I believe would sound odd in English but it is used in Spanish. 

You could also use "hay" with pretty much the same meaning:

En esta casa hay muy poca luz.

We can also use it to say that there is a lot of dust in a house:

En esta casa entra mucho polvo.

In this house there is a lot of dust. 

I hope it helps,

Inma

In the example “En esta casa entra muy poca luz.” please explain the use of “entra”.

Why is “hay” not used. 

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