'Este' vs 'esto'
Since you are all very helpful I will take the opportunity to ask further questions. When to use este or esto? 'This town has two beaches'. Since 'pueblo' is masculine how come 'esto' was not allowed. 'este pueblo tiene dos playas' was given as the right answer.
Can you help me learn the difference between the two? Gracias
"Esto" is a pronoun for unknown gender, it is never an adjective. "Este" is an adjective or a pronoun for masculine nouns:
Pronoun: Esto es un pueblo (This is a town) vs Esto es una ciudad (This is a city).
Adjectives: Este pueblo es bonito vs Esta ciudad es bonita.
Pronouns: Este es un pueblo bonito vs Esta es una ciudad bonita.