What is the difference between " ese "
and "aquel"? I asked spanish people but they
dont know how to answer in English...
I hope you will. (please keep it basic). thx.
When refering to distance (in space), aquel
should refer to the more distant thing:
||no, that one (over there)
When refering to a distant time, aquel must
be used. Once the time period has been mentioned, ese
may be used:
|¿te acuerdas de aquella bicicleta que te regalaron
cuando cumpliste diez años?
||Do you remember that bycycle that they bought
you when you turned ten? (aquella is used
because the bicycle no longer exists, and it is
from the distant past)
|aquel novio estaba loco
||that boyfriend was crazy (ese would imply that they are still together)
In some set phrases, aquel is obligatory:
|¡qué día aquél/aquel!
||What a day that was!
|¡qué tiempos aquellos/aquéllos!
||What times they were!
Fill in the blanks with the correct form of aquel
or ese. Although capitalization
does not count, spelling does!