Demonstrative Adjectives and
Pronouns
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Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
• You use demonstrative adjectives to point out
people or things that are nearby and farther
away.
• A demonstrative adjective always comes
before the noun and agrees with it in gender
and number.
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
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¿Cuánto cuesta este anillo?
How much does this ring cost?
Ese anillo cuesta diez dólares.
That ring costs ten dollars.
Aquel anillo es más barato.
That ring (over there) is more inexpensive.
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
• Demonstrative adjectives can also be used as
pronouns to replace nouns.
• To distinguish them from demonstrative
adjectives, they have a written accent.
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
• No me gusta este anillo, pero me gusta ése.
• I don’t like this ring, but I like that one.
• ¿Ves esas bolsas? Me gusta ésa, pero no me
gusta aquélla.
• Do you see those bags? I like that one, but
I don’t like that one over there.
This and These (close to you)
Adjectives
Este
(this)
Esta
(this)
Pronouns
Éste
Ésta
estos
estas
(this one) éstos
(this one) éstas
(these)
(these)
(these ones)
(these ones)
That and Those (closer to the person
you are talking to)
Adjectives
Ese
(that)
Esa
(that)
Pronouns
Ése
Ésa
esos
esas
(that one) ésos
(that one) ésas
(those)
(those)
(those ones)
(those ones)
That and Those Over There
(far from both of you)
Adjectives
Aquel (that over there) Aquellos (those over there)
Aquella (that over there) Aquellas (those over there)
Pronouns
Aquél
(that one over there) Aquéllos (those ones over there)
Aquélla (that one over there) Aquéllas (those ones over there)
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Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns