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"Ese" is an adjective which is often translated as "that", and "aquel" is an adjective which is also often translated as "that". Learn more about the difference between "ese" and "aquel" below.
ese(
eh
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seh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that (masculine singular)
Ese coche es el que más me gusta.That car is the one I like best.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (demonstrative)
a. that one (masculine singular)
Eligió ese, el que está más cerca.She chose that one, the nearest one.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
3. (letter)
a. s
"Hacer" no se escribe con ese."Hacer" isn't spelt with an "s."
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aquel(
ah
-
kehl
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that
Me gusta mucho aquella casa que hay en lo alto de la colina.I really like that house on top of the hill.
Aquel coche estacionado allá es mío.That car parked over there is mine.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (demonstrative)
a. that one
No sé tú pero yo prefiero aquel.I don't know about you but I prefer that one.
Aquella es más grande que esta.That one is bigger than this one.
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