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Usage note
The pronoun used to be written "ése," but nowadays the correct spelling omits the accent unless it is needed to avoid ambiguity.
1. (demonstrative) 
a. that (masculine singular) 
Ese coche es el que más me gusta.That car is the one I like best.
2. (demonstrative) 
a. that one (masculine singular) 
Eligió ese, el que está más cerca.She chose that one, the nearest one.
feminine noun
3. (letter) 
a. s 
"Hacer" no se escribe con ese."Hacer" isn't spelt with an "s."
1. (en general) 
a. that, pl those 
2. (fam pey) 
a. no direct translation 
el hombre ese no me inspira confianzaI don't trust that man
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
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.
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