Presentation on theme: "LOS ADJETIVOS DEMONSTRATIVOS The one with the “t” is closer to me."— Presentation transcript:
LOS ADJETIVOS DEMONSTRATIVOS The one with the “t” is closer to me
What is a demonstrative adjective? Demonstratives help you to differentiate between items or people based on their proximity to the speaker or listener. EJ: This pen. These pens. That pen. Those pens. In English we have 4 demonstrative adjectives for distance and quantity.
What about Spanish? Spanish also uses demonstratives. Based on what you already know about agreement in both quantity and gender, what can you guess about Spanish demonstratives??? RIGHTY-O! There will be at least twice as many, because Spanish always recognizes gender of nouns.
This/These Will match to the noun they describe Este – this (masculine) Estos (these masculine) Esta – this (feminine) Estas (these feminine
That/those Will match to the noun they describe Ese – that (masculine) Esos – those (masculine) Esa – that (feminine) Esas – those (feminine)
¡A practicar! How would you say… These pants Estos pantalones That shirt Esa camisa Those wallets Esas carteras This belt Este cinturón That store Esa tienda Heres a little rhyme to help you remember: The one with the “T”, is closer to me! Here’s another… This and these, have the “T’s” That and those… don’t
But that’s not all… In Spanish, there is one more set of demonstrative adjectives. We use them for things that are equally far away from the speaker and the listener. Think about that shirt you like way up high on the wall at Hollister.
Far away demonstratives Aquel – that far away (masculine) Aquellos – those far away (masculine) Aquella – that far away (feminine) Aquellas – those far away (feminine)
Choose the correct far away demonstrative _____ casas _____almacén _____pantalones _____guantes _____faldas _____tarjeta de crédito _____librería _____joyerías Aquellas Aquel Aquellos Aquellas Aquella aquellas
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