There are spelling doubts that can accompany you until adulthood simply because in your primary education you did not pay the attention you should or simply because you have forgotten. It may also be that you have not received a proper education for whatever reason, especially if you are over 65.It is important to learn spelling, and better late than never!

Of course, if you have young children who are learning to write, this article can also be of help to explain these orthographic rules to them.


Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently and also have a different meaning between them. Today we want to talk about there, there, there and there. Although in this last word it has a difference in pronunciation because it is acute, while the other three are flat. Despite this, there are people who continue to make mistakes when they write them.

Next we are going to explain a brief spelling guide so that you can differentiate each time you write how it is written and why: hay,lla, aya and there.

Haya, Halla, Aya or There?

As always, in order to know exactly how to write a word, it is necessary to remember what it means in the context in which it is is using. For example:

  • When I’m gone, talk to mom
  • In Madrid there is the answer
  • You have a beech tree in your garden!
  • He still remembered his childhood nurse
  • I’ll go there when this is over

When to use Haya

Haya can be used as a verb or as a noun. Haya as a verb is the first or third singular form of the present subjunctive of the verb haber. It is used followed by a participle to form the present perfect subjunctive of the verb with which it is conjugated. Examples:

  • I hope Paula went
  • You don’t think the child fell alone
  • Maybe there is something I can tell you

Also, if the sentences are expressed in another verb tense, the form hay is changed to another form of the verb haber:

  • I was hoping that this time Paula would have gone
  • No I thought the child had fallen by himself
  • Maybe there was something we could tell you

Beech as a noun, is feminine and indicates a type of tree:

  • You have to prune the beech tree in your grandmother’s garden
  • He sat in the shade of a leafy beech

Beech is written , Halla, Aya or There

When to use Hall

Halla is a verb, and it means to find. It is the conjugation of the verb to find and the third singular form of the present indicative, or it can also be the second singular person of the imperative of the verb find that means to find. Examples:

  • I don’t know how he does it, but he always finds a perfect excuse not to
  • The organization’s headquarters are find it in Madrid
  • The fauna is made up of different animals
  • Find the solution to this problem

The word finds can be changed to “finds”:

  • I don’t know how he does it, but he always finds a perfect excuse not to
  • The headquarters of the organization is in Madrid
  • The fauna is made up of different animals
  • Find the solution to this problem

When is it used over there

This sharp word is an adverb that It has nothing to do with Hay, Hall and Aya since its meaning is from place. Although you may have doubts about how it is written. Don’t miss these examples to understand it better:

  • There is the wild boar on the mountain
  • See you there in an hour
  • Don’t go there, you’re too far away

When is aya used

«Aya » is a feminine noun that means according to the RAE: «woman in charge of the care and education of children or young people in a house». Examples:

  • He remembered the nurse who lived in the village when he was little
  • The nurse has taken the children to park this morning