Demonstrative pronouns: este, esta, esto in Spanish

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Demonstrative pronouns: este, esta, esto

Demonstrative pronouns must agree in gender and number with the words they replace, and they indicate a proximity in terms of space or time.

Esta es la foto que me gusta.

This is the picture I like.

—¿Cuál es tu ordenador? —Es este.

-Which is your computer? - It's this one.

Este Estos
Esta Estas
Neutro Esto


  • It's common to use the simple present after these pronouns (which indicates a closeness in time).
  • Different pronouns are used to indicate other distances (ese, aquel, etc.)

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