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"Ese" is an adjective which is often translated as "that", and "aquello" is a pronoun which is also often translated as "that". Learn more about the difference between "ese" and "aquello" 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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aquello(
ah
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keh
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yoh
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that
Todo aquello de allá es propiedad privada; no se puede pasar.All of that over there is private property; you cannot enter.
b. what
Nunca volvieron a mencionar a nadie aquello que hicieron el verano pasado.Never again did they mention to anyone what they did last summer.
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