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"Estos" is a pronoun which is often translated as "these", and "esto" is a pronoun which is often translated as "this". Learn more about the difference between "estos" and "esto" below.
estos(
ehs
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tohs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (demonstrative)
a. these
¿Cuáles libros te quieres llevar? - Quiero estos.Which books do you want to take? - I want these.
b. these ones (colloquial)
Los zapatos de esta tienda son increíbles. - Ya sé; me encantan estos.The shoes in this shop are amazing. - I know; I love these ones.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (demonstrative)
a. these
Estos libros son los que tenemos que comprar.These books are the ones we have to buy.
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esto(
ehs
-
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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