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The Spanish Grammar, by Miguel
New Edition

  The Nouns
  The Adjectives
  The Time
  The Date
  The Pronouns
  Direct/Indirect Pronouns
  Demonstrative Pronouns
  Relative Pronous
  Reflexive pronouns
  Possessive Pronouns
  The Adverbs
  Degree of Adverbs
  Regular Verbs
  Irregular Verbs
  Stem-Changing Verbs
  The Progressive


In Spanish, the world is divided into three groups (not two like English) este/estos/... (with plurals and accented forms), which refer to things close to a speaker, ese/esos/..., which refer to things close or relating to a person spoken to, and aquel/aquellos/..., which refer to things far from both.

The only difference between the demonstrative adjectives and pronouns is that the demonstrative pronouns have a written accent over the e: éste, ése, aquél, etc.

ésteéstaestothis (one)
éstoséstas these (ones)
éseésaesothat (one)
ésosésas those (ones)
aquélaquéllaaquellothat (one) (over there)
aquéllosaquéllas those (ones) (over there)

The neuter demonstrative pronouns have no number, no gender, and no written accent. They are used when there is no specific reference to a noun:

Me gusta esto/I like this.
Ésta es la casa que me gusta/This one is the house that I like.

Other demonstrative pronouns:

Tal (es)/Such.

¿Por qué has hecho tal cosa?/Why have you done such a thing?

Ninguno (a)/None.

Ninguno de ellos quiere come./None of them want to eat.

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