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"Ese" is an adjective which is often translated as "that", and "cuándo" is an adverb which is often translated as "when". Learn more about the difference between "ese" and "cuándo" 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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cuándo(
kwahn
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doh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (interrogative)
a. when
¿Cuándo vas a terminar tus deberes?When are you going to finish your homework?
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (indicating time)
a. when
Nos vamos a casar, pero el cuándo y el dónde aún no lo sé.We are getting married, but I don't know when or where yet.
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