No entiendo que el “este” significa en esta frase :(
Reading A1, Listening or Seeing A1
In this last sentence from this reader:
"A las cinco de la tarde entra en el bar de Roberto y este mira a Ángela con una sonrisa."
This "este" refers to Roberto, the person that has just been mentioned. It is as if we said: ... en el bar de Roberto, y él mira a Ángela..." -we do this in Spanish sometimes, use este/esta referring to a previous person mentioned with the same function as a pronoun.
I hope this clarified it.
Understood, so "este" is like saying "that one" but why? Surely "él" is easier to write, no?
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