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ustedes

is it Ustedes or ustEdes ?? (capitalized word being the emphasized word)

5 years ago

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Words ending in a vowel, n, or s have the stress on the next-to-last syllable. uSTEDes

Words that end in a consonant other than n or s have the stress on the last syllable. uSTED

An accent (sometimes called a tilde) always gets the stress and is used to "break" the two rules above.

5 years ago

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The emphasis is on the "e" for both ustEd and ustEdes.

5 years ago

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LOL .. It's "ustEdes" ;)

5 years ago
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