LOLIVER (runawayballista) wrote in linguaphiles,

portuguese demonstratives

I know that este/isto means "this" and esse/isso means "that", but what are the differences between este/esse and isto/isso? When is it appropriate to use the e demonstrative, and when do you use the i demonstrative? My family speaks European Portuguese, so if there's a difference, I'd prefer the European Portuguese distinction. Thanks!
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