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"Esta" is an adjective which is often translated as "this", and "gerundio" is a noun which is often translated as "gerund". Learn more about the difference between "esta" and "gerundio" below.
esta(
ehs
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tah
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feminine demonstrative)
a. this
Esta silla está rota. Siéntate mejor en esa.This chair is broken. You'd better sit on that one.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (feminine demonstrative)
a. this
Esta es la casa con la que siempre soñé.This is the house I always dreamed of.
b. this one
No me gustó esa novela. En cambio, esta me encantó.I didn't like that novel. On the other hand, I loved this one.
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gerundio(
heh
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roon
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dyoh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (grammar)
a. gerund
El gerundio de "jugar" es "jugando" y el gerundio de "comer" es "comiendo".The gerund of "jugar" is "jugando," and the gerund of "comer" is "comiendo."
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