"These are my favorite pants."
Translation:Estos son mis pantalones favoritos.
Este is masculine singular. Estos is masculine plural Este carro... Estos carros...
That's a good question. I wish someone would answer it. Is it because you are saying "these are" instead of "these pants are"? In other words, if the word "these" does not come directly before the word it is referring to, is it always "estos"?
Masculine singular: Este carro, este chico Masculine plural: Estos carros, estos chicos Feminine singular: Esta rosa, esta chica Feminine plural: Estas rosas, estas chicas
Este es un carro. Estos son carros. Esta es una rosa. Estas son rosas.
Like all natural languages, Spanish has its inconsistencies. Hope this helps.
Whethervit is these as an adjective (these books) or a pronoun (these are my books) it is always estos - see my post below.
Because the plural of este (this) is in fact estos (those). Also ese (that) becomes esos (those). Bit surprising perhaps but that is what it is. There is a neutral "this", which doesn't refer to a specific person or thing and so has no gender (eg: this is amusing) - esto. Similarly a neutral 'that' - eso. There is no word 'estes' as far as i know. Hope this helps.
Thank you for giving such a clear explanation. I was confused about this, too. But in your first sentence here, shouldn't the last word be "these"? Thus "Because the plural of este (this) is in fact estos (these)."