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"Esto" is a pronoun which is often translated as "this", and "por ejemplo" is a phrase which is often translated as "for example". Learn more about the difference between "esto" and "por ejemplo" below.
esto(
ehs
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toh
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (demonstrative)
a. this
Esto es lo que buscaba.This is what I was looking for.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2. (sentence tag)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. well
Esto . . . ¿has conocido al novio de Alicia que viene esta noche? Well . . . have you met Alicia's boyfriend who is coming tonight?
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por ejemplo(
pohr
 
eh
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hehm
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ploh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. for example
Hay muchas playas cerca de aquí, por ejemplo, Ixtapa y Acapulco.There are many beaches nearby; for example, Ixtapa and Acapulco.
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