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ese

USAGE NOTE
For many years, the pronoun sense of this word was written with an accent: "ése." Nowadays, all senses of this word are written without an accent: "ese."
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ese(
eh
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seh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (demonstrative)
a. that (masculine singular)
Ese coche es el que más me gusta.That car is the one I like best.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
2. (demonstrative)
a. that one (masculine singular)
Eligió ese, el que está más cerca.She chose that one, the nearest one.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
3. (letter)
a. s
"Hacer" no se escribe con ese."Hacer" isn't spelt with an "s."
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ese
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (en general)
a. that, pl those
2. (fam pey)
a.
el hombre ese no me inspira confianzaI don't trust that man
ese
name of the letter S
en forma de ese S-shaped
hacer eses [+carretera] to zigzag; twist and turn; [+coche] to zigzag; [+borracho] to reel about
esea esa
demonstrative adjective
that
esa casa that house; esos/as those; esos dibujos those drawings; no conozco al tío ese I don't know that guy (familiar)
esea esa
ésea ésa
demonstrative pronoun
1 that one
ese es el mío that one is mine; esos/as those; those ones; prefiero esos I prefer those ones; esos que te compré yo the ones I bought you
2 (en locuciones)
¡no me vengas con esas! don't give me any more of that nonsense!; y cosas de esas and suchlike; ¡no me salgas ahora con esas! don't bring all that up again!; no es una chica de esas she's not that kind of girl; ni por esas (de ningún modo) on no account; (aun así) even so
In the past the standard spelling for these demonstrative pronouns was with an accent ([ése, ésa, ésos] and [ésas]). 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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