Spanish Demonstrative Pronouns


Learning the demonstrative pronouns will be easy if you already learned the Demonstrative Adjetives. The demonstrative pronouns have the same purpose in any language like in Portuguese Grammar those pronouns are used for replacing a noun.

Definition: Spanish Demonstrative Pronouns take the place of a noun. This kind of pronouns are similar to the demonstrative adjectives, but they always have a marked accent. If you use this pronouns, you have to point to the object that you're talking about. Now see the demonstrative pronouns in the table below:

Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish

Spanish Demostrative Pronouns

  singular
masculine
plural
masculine
singular
feminine
plural
feminine
singular
neuter
Near Éste
this
Éstos
these
Ésta
this
Éstas
these
esto
this
Farther Away Ése
that
Ésos
those
Ésa
that
Ésas
those
eso
that
At a great distance aquél
that
aquellos
those
aquella
that
aquellas
those
aquello
that


NOTE: The neuter pronouns are used to talk about an unkown object or undefined idea. For the plural of neuter pronouns people always use the plural masculine form. Most people use this pronouns when they talk about a situation that is begining.

Examples in Spanish:

  • That sweater is yours; this is mine.
  • Ese suéter es tuyo, ésto es mío. ("ésto" replaces "sweater")

  • This blouse is mine; that is yours.
  • Esta blusa es mía, aquella es tuya. ("aquella" replaces "blouse")

  • This table is mine, that one is yours.
  • Esta mesa es mía, aquella es tuya.

  • I want two books;
    give me that one (near you) and that one (yonder).
  • Deseo dos libros;
    dame ése y aquél.

  • What is this?
  • ¿Qué es esto? ("this" is something that is unkown.)

  • Karen fails the test. She's sad because of that.
  • Karen fallo el examen. Ella esta triste por eso.

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