these

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these(
thiz
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (demonstrative; plural of this)
a. estos (masculine)
These toys aren't going to put themselves away.Estos juguetes no se van a guardar ellos solos.
b. estas (feminine)
I want these compositions finished by ten.Quiero que estas redacciones estén acabadas para las diez.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (demonstrative; plural of this)
a. estos (masculine)
Which cars do you mean? - These over here.¿A qué coches se refiere? - A estos de aquí.
b. estas (feminine)
Which chairs do you like best? - These.¿Qué sillas te gustan más? - Estas.
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these
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. estos(as)
these oneséstos
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
a. éstos(as)
these are the ones I wantéstos son los que quiero
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these [ðiːz]
demonstrative adjective
estosestas;estas
it's not these chocolates but those ones I like no son estos bombones los que me gustan sino aquellos; these ones over here estos/estas de aquí; estos/estas que están aquí; how are you getting on these days? ¿cómo le va últimamente?
demonstrative pronoun
estosestas;estas éstoséstas;éstas
In the past the standard spelling for [estos/estas] as pronouns was with an accent ([éstos/éstas]). Nowadays the [Real Academia Española] advises that the accented forms are only required where there might otherwise be confusion with the adjectives [estos/estas].
I'm looking for some sandals, can I try these? quiero unas sandalias, ¿puedo probarme estas?; what are these? ¿qué son estos?; these are my friends/my books estos son mis amigos/mis libros; I prefer these to those prefiero estos a aquellos
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