esto/eso/aquello/ello

LilouC1Kwiziq community member

esto/eso/aquello/ello

Hello, could esto and aquello suit in these sentences ?

If not, when can I use esto and aquello ? and when musn't I use ello ?

Muchas gracias.

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Lilou

We sometimes use "esto" as "this thing/idea" the same way we use "eso", but it is more common to use "eso". For example:

Carlos está muy triste y eso/esto me preocupa. 

Carlos is very sad and this/that worries me.

Using eso would be more common.

Aquello has the same function as esto and eso but you'd be referring to something/an idea further away in time. For example:

Mi marido me abandonó hace años y aquello me afectó mucho.

My husband left me years ago and I was very affected by that.

Ello, as explained in the lesson, is a more formal "that" than "eso" (or esto/aquello).

I hope this helps

Saludos

Inma

esto/eso/aquello/ello

Hello, could esto and aquello suit in these sentences ?

If not, when can I use esto and aquello ? and when musn't I use ello ?

Muchas gracias.

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