27 - actually just like the “closer” words except that...

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demonstrative adjective  is a word that demonstrates the proximity or distance of the noun it  modifies.  This  (singular) and  these  (plural) are used to indicate that the noun being modified is  here.  To indicate something is farther away–  there –the demonstrative adjectives are  that  (singular) and  those  (plural).  In Spanish, you will need to indicate the gender as well as the number of the noun being modified by  a demonstrative adjective. The word for  this  has a masculine and feminine form (  este  and  esta ), and  the word for  these  has a masculine and feminine form (  estos  and  estas ).  The words for  that  (  ese,   esa ) and  those  (  esos,   esas ) also indicate gender and number, and are 
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Unformatted text preview: actually just like the “closer” words except that they're missing the letter t. Remember the rule with a rhyme: “ this and these both have t' s, but that and those don't.” Demonstrative adjectives are placed before the noun. Here are some examples: Este libro es interesante. This book is interesting. Esta silla es anaranjada . This chair is orange. Estos estudiantes son inteligentes . These students are intelligent. Estas peliculas son aburridas . These movies are boring. Ese mapa es viejo. That map is old. Esa niña es adorable . That little girl is adorable. Esos restaurantes son caros . Those restaurants are expensive. Esas playas son bonitas. Those beaches are pretty....
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