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"Esto" is a pronoun which is often translated as "this", and "aquello" is a pronoun which is often translated as "that". Learn more about the difference between "esto" and "aquello" below.
esto(
ehs
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toh
)
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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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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