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Spanish Demonstrative Pronouns ~ Pronombres demostrativos
Demonstrative pronouns (this one, that one, the one[s], these, those) refer to a previously-mentioned noun in a sentence.
Spanish demonstrative pronouns are more complicated than their English counterparts, because there are different sets and because they must agree in gender and number with the noun they replace.
The three sets of Spanish demonstrative pronouns are éste (this one - something near the speaker), ése (that one - something near the listener), and aquél (those - something far from both the speaker and listener). Note that Spanish demonstrative pronouns are the same as demonstrative adjectives with the addition of an accent over the stressed vowel. There is also a neuter demonstrative pronoun in each set, which does not have an accent.
Demonstrative pronouns are used to replace a demonstrative adjective + noun, or simply refer back to a previously-mentioned/implied noun without repeating its name.
Each set of Spanish demonstrative pronouns corresponds with a different place word:
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