Demonstrative Pronouns  

Spanish Grammar Spanish Pronouns Demonstrative Pronouns

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

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.

Aquél es de seda.
That one is made of silk.

Aquéllas son demasiado anchas.
Those are too wide.

Aquel vendedor es más simpático que éste.
That vendor is nicer than this one.

Le traigo aquél.
I am bringing you that one.

Éste o aquél me da igual.
This one or that one is the same to me.

Note: It is NOT necessary to accent demonstrative pronouns unless not doing so would result in ambiguity. Demonstrative pronouns continue to be accented out of habit.

  Vocabulary Flashcards
  Vocabulary Quiz
  Photo Quiz
  Spelling Quiz
  Sentence Flashcards
  Example Sentences
  Image-Sentence Match
  Word Order Quiz
  Multiple Choice Quiz
  A or B Quiz
  Fill In

Icon Legend

Icons are color coded by Spanish level:

Green = Beginner
Blue = Intermediate
Orange = Advanced

Black icons are unrelated to Spanish level:


Popular Phrase: ver in preterit | Spanish Future Tense | Conjugated Verb: salivar - to salivate [ click for full conjugation ]