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Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
Which flag? – THIS flag. Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns DEMONSTRATE, which means “show.”
English has two sets of demonstrative pronouns: Do you want THIS apple? No, I want THAT apple.
But what if there are TWO apples? You wouldn’t say, “I want this apple s ” or “I want that apple s.” SURPRISE! In English, you have to change demonstrative adjectives to make them agree in number with the noun: I want THIS apple. BUT... I want THESE apples. I want THAT apple. BUT... I want THOSE apples. Spanish looks a little less strange now, huh?
Spanish Demonstrative Adjectives: close far far away masc. sing. este (this) ese (that) aquel fem. sing. esta (this) esa (that) aquella masc. pl. estos (these) esos (those) aquellos fem. pl. estas (these) esas (those) aquellas this that way over there
Guess what: Spanish has THREE demonstrative pronouns: Do you want this apple? ¿Quieres esta manzana? No. Do you want that apple? ¿Quieres esa manzana? No. I want that apple way over there. No. Quiero aquella manzana.