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this(
thihs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (demonstrative)
a. este (masculine)
This is my father's car.Este es el coche de mi padre.
b. esta (feminine)
This is the skirt I wore last night.Esta es la falda que llevé anoche.
c. esto (neuter)
All my life I've been looking for this.Llevo toda mi vida buscando esto.
d. así
Is this enough for you or would you like a bigger piece?¿Así te llega o quieres un trozo más grande?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (demonstrative)
a. este (masculine)
This winter has been the coldest one in twenty years.Este invierno ha sido el más frío en veinte años.
b. esta (feminine)
This house brings back so many memories.Esta casa me trae tantos recuerdos.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (very)
a. tan
I've never been this sick in my life.En mi vida había estado tan enfermo.
b. así de
The box was this big.La caja era así de grande.
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this
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. este(a)
this oneéste(a)
this bookeste libro
this questionesta pregunta
I saw him this morninglo he visto esta mañana
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (general)
a. éste(a)
3. (indefinite)
a. esto
who's this?¿quién es éste?
what's this?¿qué es esto?
this is Jason Wallacete presento a Jason Wallace
this is ridiculous!¡esto es ridículo!
this is what she told meeso es lo que ella me dijo
this is where I liveaquí es donde vivo, vivo aquí
listen to thisescucha esto
drink some of thistoma un poco (de esto)
what's this I hear about you resigning?¿qué es eso de que vas a dimitir?
do it like thishazlo así
in a case like thisen un caso así
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
we talked about this and thathablamos de todo un poco
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
5. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
this high/fartan alto/lejos
this much is certain,…esto es cierto,…
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this [ðɪs]
demonstrative adjective
these (plural) esteaesta;a esta
this man/book este hombre/libro; this woman esta mujer
this evening esta tarde
this one here este/esta que está aquí; este/esta de aquí
it's not that picture but this one I like no es ese cuadro el que me gusta sino este
this time esta vez
this time next week de hoy en una semana; this time last year hoy hace un año
this way por aquí
this week esta semana
this coming week esta semana que viene
demonstrative pronoun
these (plural) esteaesta;a esta ésteaésta;a ésta (neuter) esto
The pronoun [this] ([one]) is translated by [este] (masc), [esta] (fem) and [esto] (neuter). Note that in the past the standard spelling for the masculine and feminine pronouns was with an accent ([éste/ésta]). Nowadays the [Real Academia Española] advises that the accented forms are only required where there might otherwise be confusion with the adjectives [este/esta]. The neuter pronoun never carries an accent.
this is the house I was telling you about esta es la casa de la que te hablaba; who is this? ¿quién es?; what is this? ¿qué es esto?; this is new esto es nuevo; this is Mr Brown (in introductions) le presento al señor Brown; (in photo) este es el señor Brown; (on phone) soy or habla el señor Brown; I prefer this to that prefiero esto a aquello; but this is April pero estamos en abril; this is Friday hoy es viernes; where did you find this? ¿dónde encontraste esto?; this is where I live aquí vivo; "but he's nearly bald" — "this is it" —pero está casi calvo —ahí está la dificultad
what's all this? ¿qué pasa?
what's all this I hear about you leaving? ¿qué es eso de que te vas?
do it like this hágalo así
it was like this ... te diré lo que pasó ...
what with this, that and the other I was busy all week entre una cosa y otra estuve ocupado toda la semana
they sat talking of this and that sentados, hablaban de esto y lo otro
demonstrative adverb
I didn't know it was this far no sabía que estaba tan lejos
I've never been this far before nunca había llegado hasta aquí
the wall is this high la pared es así de alta
he is this high es así de alto
I've never seen this much money nunca había visto tanto dinero junto
I can tell you this much ... lo que sí te puedo decir es ...
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