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ese, eso, este, esto

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I am having a hard time remembering the difference between "this" and "that" in Spanish sentences. Does anyone have any good hints to keep them straight in my head?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JeffA2
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My best advice is to talk to yourself a lot. Make up sentences in Spanish describing what you are doing. After a while the difference between este and ese will be as obvious to you as the difference between this and that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/7895123G
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The way I remember them is esto and este have a 't' in them. It is a finger pointing downwards to here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Domingos
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"este/esto" is closer to you, so you have to spread your arms like a t to welcome it (esto). "Ese/eso" is far away, so can't hug it - no "t".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KimberlyMcMillen

This and These have t's. That little saying helps me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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I like that!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pjj007
pjj007
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Thanks for all your suggestions! puedo entendar esto!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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I remember them because the letter "t" when you say it almost kinda in a weird way rhymes with the i sound in "this." Not really but it is close enough for me to remember.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/quin_john
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"t" for touch, "this" (esto) is closer to you than "that" (eso).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nino_dominicano

think of it as a sign. ESTO is closer so you call it this because the word is bigger. ESO is far so you call it that because the word looks smaller

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmarSL741015

ese, eso y esa; este, esto y esta. Terminación "e" es masculino, terminación "a" es femenino, terminación "o" es objeto no identifiado. Ejem. Esa mujer, ese hombre, eso. ¿quién es "esa" mujer? ¿quién es "ese" hombre? ¿qué es "ese" sobre? ¿qué es "esa" botella? ¿qué es "eso"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmarSL741015

ese, eso and esa; este, esto y esta. If the word finish "e" is male, the last letter is "a" is female, and if is "o" is an unidentified objet. For example: "Esa mujer", "ese hombre", "eso". ¿quién es "esa" mujer? (Who is that woman?), ¿quién es "ese" hombre? (Who is that man?), ¿qué es "ese" sobre? (What packet is that?), ¿qué es "esa" botella? ¿qué es "eso"? (What is that?)

3 years ago