The Indefinite Pronoun

The Indefinite Pronouns in Spanish are used to refer to people or things in a general way, in other words, something that cannot be quantified or defined.

Here are some of the most important Spanish indefinite pronouns:

  • Algo (something or anything) is used to refer to a thing.

Tengo algo importante que decir. (I have something important to say)

  • Alguien (someone, somebody or anybody) is used to refer to a person.

He visto a alguien en tu habitación. (I have seen somebody at your room.)

  • Cada uno (each one) is used to refer to things considered separately.

Ella tiene 20 libros y quiero leer cada uno. (She has 20 books and I want to read each one.)

  • Todo (everything) all things.

¿Todo está bien? (Is everything ok?)

  • Uno/una (one of) an unidentified person.

Uno de tus hijos rompió la computadora. (one of your sons broke the computer)

  • Algunos/algunas (some or a few)

Algunas de las chicas han llegado. (Some of the girls have arrived.)

These indefinite pronouns are very common in Spanish, the Spanish language calls them pronombres indefinidos (indefinite pronouns), in the nexts posts we are going to write more about them and their uses.


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