Haber Preterite Tense

Understand the foundational Spanish Preterite Tense with the auxiliary verb haber. Our comprehensive page provides a complete conjugation chart, engaging verb games, and examples of haber in various grammatical structures. Elevate your Spanish grammar and fluency by mastering haber. For further exploration of Spanish verbs, visit Spanish conjugation. Enhance your haber conjugation at our haber conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to have (auxiliary verb)

Verb Chart: Haber Preterite Tense



I had



we had

(Juana, Juan)


you had


(informal Spain)


you all had


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you had



they/you all had

Haber Preterite Tense Practice

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Preterite Tense

Haber Preterite Sentence Examples

1. Ayer hube terminado mi proyecto antes de las tres.
Yesterday, I had finished my project before three o’clock.
2. ¿Hubiste hecho tu tarea antes de salir a jugar?
Had you done your homework before going out to play?
3. Él hubo llegado temprano a la reunión.
He had arrived early for the meeting.
4. Ella hubo leído todos los capítulos antes de la clase.
She had read all the chapters before the class.
5. ¿Hubo Ud. visitado ese museo antes de mudarse?
Had you visited that museum before moving?
6. Hubo una tormenta fuerte ayer por la noche.
There was a strong storm last night.
7. ¿Hubo problemas con la entrega del paquete?
Were there any problems with the package delivery?
8. En la ciudad hubo un desfile por el día nacional.
There was a parade in the city for the national day.
9. ¿Hubo buenos resultados después del cambio en la dirección de la empresa?
Were there good results after the change in the company’s management?
10. Hubo una exposición de arte contemporáneo en el museo.
There was a contemporary art exhibition at the museum.
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