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"Ese" is an adjective which is often translated as "that", and "esa" is an adjective which is also often translated as "that". Learn more about the difference between "ese" and "esa" below.
ese(
eh
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seh
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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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esa(
eh
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sah
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that
Esa película fue la mejor que he visto en mucho tiempo.That movie was the best I've seen in a long time.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (demonstrative)
a. that one
Dame esa de ahí.Give me that one there.
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