Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns  

Grammar Spanish Adjectives Demonstrative Adjectives and Demonstrative Pronouns

A demonstrative adjective always accompanies a noun. In the phrase, "Este carro (this car)", the demonstrative adjective, "este", explains which car you are talking about (this car). view full lesson

Singular Plural
este estos this, these (m)
esta estas this, these (f)
ese esos that, those (m)
esa esas that, those (f)
aquel aquellos that over there, those over there (m)
aquella aquellas that over there, those over there (f)

m - masculine
f - feminine

Este libro es bueno.
This book is good.

Estos platos son grandes.
These plates are big.

Quiero enviar esta postal.
I want to send this postcard.

A demonstrative pronoun indicates more or less proximity to what is being talked about. As with all pronouns, it also replaces a noun. [ view full lesson ]

Singular Plural
éste, ésto éstos this one, these (m)
ésta, ésto éstas this one, these (f)
ése ésos that one, those (m)
ésa ésas that one, those (f)
aquél aquéllos that one over there, those over there (m)
aquélla aquéllas that one over there, those over there (f)

m - masculine, f - feminine
ésto can be applied to either feminine or masculine.

Let's see how demonstrative pronouns are used:

Mi carro es mejor que aquél.
My car is better than that one.
aquél = that one

Estos perros son mejores que aquéllos.
These dogs are better than those.
aquéllos = those

This is different than demonstrative adjectives, which modify a noun (este carro = this car) by explaining which car you are talking about.

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