For many years, the pronoun sense of this word was written with an accent: "aquél." Nowadays, all senses of this word are written without an accent: "aquel."
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative)
a. that
Me gusta mucho aquella casa que hay en lo alto de la colina.I really like that house on top of the hill.
Aquel coche estacionado allá es mío.That car parked over there is mine.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (demonstrative)
a. that one
No sé tú pero yo prefiero aquel.I don't know about you but I prefer that one.
Aquella es más grande que esta.That one is bigger than this one.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. that
2. (plural)
a. those
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aquella aquella
demonstrative adjective
aquellos/as those
(España) (gracia) charm; (atractivo) sex appeal
tiene mucho aquel she's got it (familiar); she certainly has sex appeal
aquella aquella
aquélla aquélla
demonstrative pronoun
that; that one
aquellos/as those; those ones; estos son negros mientras aquellos son blancos these ones are black, whereas those ones are white; aquel que está en el escaparate the one that's in the window; todo aquel que ... anyone who ...; como aquel que dice so to speak
In the past the standard spelling for these demonstrative pronouns was with an accent ([aquél, aquélla, aquéllos] and [aquéllas]). Nowadays the [Real Academia Española] advises that the accented forms are only required where there might otherwise be confusion with the adjective.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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