I see "gibt es" / "es gibt" being used in so many phrases. But I am not able
to understand under what circumstances this is used? What I understand is that it cannot be directly related to English language sentence formation (i.e it gives).
Es gibt einen Stau und er ist zu spät.
(It gives traffic and he is late, which is actually: "There is a traffic and hence he is late.")
When speaking, what makes you to use "es gibt" and if anyone can give co-relation to English, it will be helpful.