As a demonstrative pronoun, this denotes something that is present or near in place or time, or something just mentioned, or that is just about to be mentioned.
As an adjective, this has the same demonstrative force as the pronoun, but is followed by a noun; as, this book; this way to town.
this in Dutch is dit, dit hier
this in French is lequel, celle-ci, celui-ci, ceci, cet
this in German is diese, dies, diesem, Dieses, diese/dieser/dieses
this in Latin is is ea id, hic haec (hec ) hoc
this in Portuguese is isto
this in Spanish is esto, esotro, esta, estas
this in Swedish is detta, denna
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