https://www.duolingo.com/profile/madalena1996

i'm abit confused!

i'm abit confused as to the rules on accents and sentence patterns can anyone help me out please!! thankyou :)

August 26, 2012

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JareeZy

Accents mark the stress of the word. The basic stress pattern is that the penultimate syllable is stressed. If this is not the case, an accent is put accordingly. Here, this site shows the idea behind it. http://www.studyspanish.com/pronunciation/stress.htm

August 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xoviat

Por favor, poste un ejemplo que no sabes.

August 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/madalena1996

hi just wanted to say your answers will help me alot thanks for taking the time to read my question and answer :)

August 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mcintyd1

It is complicated. Besides the typical rules for accentuation, there are words such as "el" and "él", and "que" and "qué", that have somewhat different meanings or grammatical functions depending on the accent. Do some internet searches on Spanish accentuation.

September 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TDS69

Thank you for the StudySpanish link below. I need rules for accentuation because to me accents seem very arbitrary -- beyond penultimate syllable, etc. May I say that when DuoLingo pops in with "pay attention to accents" it is a bit like saying pay attention to the wind, very annoying. Ah, but we will improve.

November 16, 2016
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