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Questions tagged [deixis]

Preguntas sobre palabras que sirven para señalar personas (ése), situaciones (ayer), lugares (allá)... cuyo punto de referencia es relativo a quien habla.

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“Aquí” and “acá” regional differences

In Spain I learned aquí, allí, allá, but in Costa Rica it all seems to become acá. Am I not remembering the Castellano correctly or does this differentiation not exist in Latin America?
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Difference between “está” and “esta” or “esté” and “este”?

How do I know if I have to use the one with accent and not the one without accent? Could you provide examples?
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Differences betwen “ahí”, “allí”, and “allá”

I am confused with the uses of ahí, allí, and allá. It seems they are used according to different situations. Could you please tell me what are the differences are and provide some examples?
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Usage of the word acullá

WordReference translates acullá as "yonder." Is this a word that was only used in the past, or is it still used in modern Spanish today? If so, what regions does it appear in and how is it used?
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What is the difference between allí and ahí (“there”)?

English What is the difference between allí and ahí? Is there any difference in pronunciation between the two? Are there any contexts where one is correct and one is wrong, or are they completely ...
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Is there any difference between 'aquí' and 'acá'?

ENGLISH I've been taught that aquí and acá are completely interchangable. From personal observation, acá seems to be used more often than aquí in the context of "I live down this road." Example: ...