Slow Spanish Dialogues - Demonstrative Pronouns  

Dialogues - Novice - High Level
Dialogue 1

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

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
The singular neuter forms are:

esto - this one
eso - that one
aquello - that one over there

En una aduana en Singapur un oficial revisa la maleta de Valentina…

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Oficial: ¿Qué es esto?
What is this?

Valentina: Esa es una secadora de pelo.
That is a dryer of hair (blow dryer).

Oficial: ¿Qué son estos?
What are these?

Valentina: Esos son unos collares.
Those are some necklaces.

Oficial: ¿Qué son estos?
What are these?

Valentina: Esas son unas frutas secas.
Those are some dried fruits.

Oficial: ¿Y esto?
And this?

Valentina: ¡Por favor! ¡Eso es mi ropa interior!
Please! That is my underwear!

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