Can someone please tell me how to put the accents on the words with the iPad.
You can also add a spanish keyboard on the Ipad. Go to Settings - General - Keyboard - Add a keyboard. You can then switch between keyboards, by pressing the globe icon on the bottom row of the keyboard.
One plus of using the Spanish keyboard is that the voice recognition software is also keyed to Spanish, meaning I can try to speak a translation rather than type it. Since the English voice recognition seems to work well, I'm assuming that the strange words that sometimes appear when I speak Spanish are reflective of my own poor pronunciation. It gives me something to work to improve.