Open main menu

Spanish Grammar/Demonstrative Pronouns

When the noun is understood in the context, it can be omitted – but adjectives can't stand alone. In these cases, demonstrative pronouns are used. As shown below, demonstrative pronouns are almost exactly the same as demonstrative adjectives – but there's an accent on the stressed syllable. These accents are actually optional.

Demonstrative Pronouns
singular plural singular
English Masculine Feminine English Masculine Feminine English Neuter
this éste ésta these éstos éstas this esto
that ése ésa those ésos ésas that eso
that (over there) aquél aquélla those (over there) aquéllos aquéllas that (over there) aquello


Sometimes a demonstrative pronoun refers to something abstract, not referring to any specific noun. Thus it doesn't have a gender, so neither can the demonstrative pronoun: the neuter form is used. Notice that the neuter form does not have accent marks.