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Demonstrative Pronouns

When the Demonstrative Adjective is used as a pronoun it is referred to as a Demonstrative Pronoun. Demonstrative Pronouns are spelled the same but include an accent to indicate the difference.

Demonstrative Pronouns are masculine or feminine depending on the noun they are modifying. If the noun is neutral (neither masculine or feminine) then the Demonstrative Pronoun ends in "o" and they do not take an accent (e.g., esto, eso, aquello).

Demonstrative Pronouns are also used to indicate former (forms of aquél) and latter (forms of ésto and éso).

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English

Éste/a/o

This one

Ése/a/o

That one

Aquél/aquélla/aquéllo

That one (over there)

Éstos/as

These ones

Ésos/as

Those ones

Aquéllos/aquéllas

Those ones (over there)

Esta silla es comfortable y aquella también.

This chair is comfortable and that one is too.

Esa planta es bonita y ésa es también.

That plant is beautiful and that one is too.

Aquel hotel es nuevo y aquél es viejo.

That (over there) hotel is new and that one (over there) is old.

Yo prefiero aquél y ella prefiere eso.

I prefer the former and she prefers the latter.