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Demonstrative pronouns replace a specific noun that was mentioned previously. In Italian, they must agree with the noun(s) in number and gender.
|Le montagne asiatiche sono più alte di quelle europee.||Asia’s mountains are taller than the ones in Europe.|
|Quell’albero è carino, ma questo offre più ombra.||That tree is cute, but this one offers more shade.|
Characteristics of demonstrative pronouns
- Replace a demonstrative adjective + noun
- Agree with the noun they replace in gender and number
- Require an antecedent
Italian demonstrative pronouns
The eight Italian demonstrative pronouns can be divided into two groups: "near demonstratives" and "far demonstratives."
1) This one / These (near demonstratives)
"This one" and "these" each have two Italian equivalents:
Note that they follow the same gender and number pattern as regular nouns and adjectives.
|Mi piace questa.||I like this one.|
|Voglio questi.||I want these.|
2) That one / Those (far demonstratives)
Likewise, the Italian equivalents of "that one" and "those" also have two forms each.
|Mi piace quella.||I like that one.|
|Voglio quelli.||I want those.|
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