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Need vocab help - este, estos, etc.

Diane-S1

Diane-S1

Can someone please clarify use of este, estos and éste, ésta? Is estos used generally for "these" whether mas or fem? Thanks. (From RS, lessons on shopping and bargaining).
Charles-G7

Charles-G7

Este=this - ej. Este número = this number Estos = these ej. Estos numeros = these numbers Éste /ésta = pronoun - this one - ej. Es éste. = It's this one Estos is for plural "these" and for plural masculine and / or masc and fem together. ej: estos garbanzos y judias verdes. These garbanzo beans (chick peas) and green beans. Estas is plural fem. ej. Estas judias verdes estan podridas. These green beans are rotten. Hope that helps Charles
Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Also remember Este also means east!! as in "Camina hacia el este"...Walk to the east. And for "these" you can use: Este for masc and Èsta (fem)...also Estos (masc) and Èstas (femenine)...Estás (with the accent on the "a") means "are" or "you are".... saludos desde México!
Charles-G7

Charles-G7

Thanks Cristian for the additional info! Note: Este and esta are demonstrative adjectives and in general translate to "this" unless used with a plural noun without "s" like esta gente = these people. Otherwise it is esta persona = this person or este lugar = this place. Charles

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