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Demonstrative Adjectives

In Spanish, one uses “this/these” (este/estos/estas/esta) when things are close to the person speaking. “That/those” (ese/esos/esa/esas) are used when things are close to the person who is listening. “That/Those over there” (Aquel/aquellos/aquella/aquellas) are used when things are far from both people.

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Este/a

This

Estos/as

These

Ese/a

That

Esos/as

Those

Aquel/aquella

That (over there)

Aquellos/as

Those (over there)

Esta silla es comfortable. 

This chair is comfortable.

Esa planta es bonita.

That plant is beautiful.

Aquel hotel es nuevo.

That (over there) hotel is new.