Pronume demonstrative in engleza
THIS = acesta, aceasta, acest, aceasta
What’s this tree?
THESE = acestia, acestea, acesti, aceste
These are your things.
These things are yours.
THAT = acela, aceea, acel, acea
That was a good question.
That question was a good one.
THOSE = aceia, acelea, acei, acele
Those are his children.
Those children can speak English.
Situatii de folosire a pronumelor demonstrative, spre deosebire de limba romana
Cand faci cunostinta:
This is Diane. (Ea este Diana)
This is my friend, Jerry. (El e prietenul meu, Jerry.)
In anumite cazuri in loc de “acesta” din limba romana:
What was that?!?
What do you mean by that?
There’s nothing we can do about that.
(Bate cineva la usa)
Who’s that? (Cine e?)
(Who is it?)
Hi, this is Jerry.
(Hi, it’s Jerry.)