Indefinite Pronoun

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Indefinite Pronoun

Indefinite pronouns are often defined as something specific, a certain person or a thing.

Indefinite pronouns in number or quantity

1. mucho – poco – bastante – demasiado – suficiente

Singular Plural
masculine feminine masculine feminine
mucho mucha muchos muchas
bastante bastante bastantes bastantes
poco poca pocos pocas
demasiado demasiada demasiados demasiadas
suficiente suficiente suficiente suficiente


mucho, poco and demasiado correspond to the noun in gender and number. Bastante and suficiente have only one form for the singular and add -s for the plural.


Aquí no se gana mucho Here you don’t earn much

Tienes poca pacienciaYou have little patience

Creo que como demasiado I think I eat too much.

No tengo bastante para pagarI don’t have enough to pay

¿Hay suficiente crédito en el celular?Is there enough credit on the phone?

2. alguien – nadie; algo – nada; alguna – ninguna

Thing Person Thing/Person
masculine feminine
Singular + algo alguien alguno alguna
nada nadie ninguno ninguna
Plural + algunos algunas


  1. Algo (something) and nada (nothing) replace things


¿Necesita usted algo? – Do you need anything?

No, gracias, nada – No, thank you; nothing

Alguien (someone) and nadie (nobody) replace persons


¿Ha venido alguien?Has someone come?

No, nadie No, nobody

2. Alguno/-a/-os/-as refer to things or persons. Their gender and number depend on the noun they replace.

Alguno means any, while the plural algunos, algunas is translated as some, some. Ninguno is used practically only in the singular and means no.


¿Tienes alguna idea?Do you have any idea?

Si necesitas sellos, aquí hay algunos. – If you need stamps, here are some

alguno de or ninguno de + pronouns/articles + noun means one or no one of/from.


¿Alguno de vosotros sabe la hora?Do any of you know the time?

Ninguno tiene relojNo one has a watch

3. Uno/a as pronouns means one, but in contrast to German also has a feminine form


Uno tiene que tener cuidado. Una también, por supuesto – One (general) has to be careful. One (Woman) too, of course.

4. todo/-a/-os/-as

The pronoun todo in the singular means everything


¿Has terminado todo?Did you get everything ready?

Otherwise, todo/-a/-os/-as depends in sex and number on the noun it replaces, and means all in the singular whole and plural. Together with the 1st or 2nd person plural of the verb it can all be reproduced as us or you.

¿Has escuchado todas las canciones?Did you hear all the songs?

¿Vamos todos al restaurante? Shall we all go to the restaurant?

5. tanto/-a/-os/-as

The pronoun tanto means so much and depends in sex and number on the noun it replaces.


No debes beber tanto You shall not drink so much

Further Indefinite Pronouns


Otra/-a/-os/-as correspond to the noun in sex and number. It means other, another


Prefiero otro colorI prefer another colour


Demás is unchangeable and always appears together with the particular article. It means the others, everyone else


Pedimos muchas cosas a los demásWe demand a lot from the others.

cada uno/a

Cada uno/a means each one. The membership group can be specified with the preposition de.


Cada uno de nosotros trabaja en la tienda – Each one of us works in the store


Cualquiera is almost always in the singular and means everyone (Any)


Eso no lo hace cualquiera Not everyone does


Varios/-as (several) is always in the plural and depends in gender on the noun that it replaces


Comentamos varios puntosWe comment several points


Lo mismo means the same thing. Otherwise mismo/-a/-os/as always stands with the particular article and depends in sex and number on the noun. It is translated with the same.


Siempre es lo mismo contigoIt’s always the same with you