In Spanish there is one form, using El Pretérito Imperfecto, to say both there was and there were.
Learn how to say there was/there were in Spanish
In Spanish we use había to say there was or there were. Read and listen to these examples:
In Spanish, you use había when it is followed by one thing/person or many things/people, unlike in English.
GRAMMAR: Había is an impersonal form that comes from the third person of the verb haber in El Pretérito Imperfecto. It literally means it had.
Careful! there is another way to say there was/were:
See also "There was"/"there were": hubo and Spanish Había vs Hubo (Imperfect vs Preterite)
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