Hubo y había en inglés son there was o there were.
There was a+singular noun/ (some)+uncountable noun – There was some cheese in the pantry.
There were + plural noun – There were two cats in the window.
There wasn’t a+singular noun/ any+uncountable noun – There wasn’t any water in the bottle.
There weren’t any+plural noun – There weren’t any people in the pool.
Was there a+singular noun/ any+uncountable noun? – Was there a TV in your hotel room?
Were there any+plural noun? – Were there any books on the shelf?