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Remembering accents

Does anyone know of a site where the reason for accents and ways of mastering them is explained?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/cbjj

This explains it pretty clearly IMHO: http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/118

EDIT: Another similar article: http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/117

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poppyizzie1

Thank you

4 years ago

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I'm sure if you google it you'll find one. The basic rule is that the emphasis on all Spanish words falls on the second to last syllable (with the exception of words that end in a certain consonant, like -r 'hablar'), and the accent is used to indicate that the stress falls on a syllable that's not the second to last.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poppyizzie1

thank you

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julian_L.

«á», «é», «í», «ó» and «ú» is used to give more strength pronunciation in the letters.

«ñ» is pronounced like a "ne", placing the tongue on the palate.

«ü» s used to give sound to the «u» when are located in «gui» or «gue».

You can to use the Spanish accents here: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/spanish.htm

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poppyizzie1

many thanks for your detailed reply.

4 years ago