Demonstrative pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns are used instead of a noun to avoid repeating it, eg ¿Que libro te gusta? (Which book do you like?) could be answered with the demonstrative pronoun éste (this one).

this one/these onesthat one/those ones (near)that one/those ones (further away)
masculine singularéste éseáquel
feminine singularéstaésaáquella
masculine pluraléstosésosáquellos
feminine pluraléstasésasáquellas

The forms esto, eso and aquello can be used for a general idea, eg esto me parece fascinante (this seems fascinating to me), eso no me interesa (that doesn't interest me).


Reply to the questions with the correct demonstrative pronoun.

  1. ¿Cuáles son las tiendas mejores? Answer: those ones (near)
  2. ¿Qué coche prefieres? Answer: this one
  3. ¿Qué restaurantes recomendarías? Answer: those ones (far away)
  4. ¿A qué playa vamos? Answer: that one (near)
  1. Ésas. The demonstrative pronoun ésas is used instead of the feminine plural noun tiendas (shops).
  2. Éste. The demonstrative pronoun éste is used instead of the masculine singular noun coche (car).
  3. Áquellos. The demonstrative pronoun áquellos is used instead of the masculine plural noun restaurantes (restaurants).
  4. Ésa. The demonstrative pronoun ésa is used instead of the feminine singular noun playa (beach).