Use of accents: where to put the sign in a written word or the stress in a spoken word. Uso de acentos: dónde poner el acento en una palabra escrita o el énfasis al pronunciarla.

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Learning how to place accent marks

I have learned in my Spanish studies that there are rules that most Spanish words follow in terms of accentuation. More specifically, words fall into the categories of agudas, graves, and esdrújulas. ...
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¿“Dense” o “Dénse”?

No encuentro una regla para justificar la sospecha de que dense (del verbo dar) lleva acento. De acuerdo con las reglas de la acentuación de palabras graves no lo lleva, pero lo he visto un par de ...
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¿Cuándo quitaron los acentos de las palabras como “fué”?

He leído que hace años la RAE cambiaron las reglas para quitar las tildes de las palabras como fué, dió, etc. ¿Cuándo pasó eso? ¿Por qué hizo este cambio la RAE? ¿Cuáles fueron las palabras afectadas? ...
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Palabras sobreesdrújulas: ¿cuándo se escriben con tilde?

Todas las palabras esdrújulas llevan tilde. Había oido que las sobreesdrújulas también lo llevan, pero encontré "exactamente" y otros adverbios escritos sin acento. ¿Cuál es exactamente la regla de ...
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Spanish Accent Character Substitutions?

Can Spanish accent marks be dropped in a context where they cannot be displayed? I'm developing a computer program that generates labels for a display that only supports the English alphabet. Are ...
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Acentos gráficos sobre las palabras de una sola silaba

Entiendo las reglas del acento tónico cuando está o no está sobre una sílaba... depende de la última sílaba. Pero me parece muy extraño cuando este acento gráfico está sobre palabras que tienen ...
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Why is búho written with an acute accent?

Spanish ¿Hay alguna razón porque la que la palabra "búho" lleve acento agudo? ¿Hay alguna regla ortográfica que lo determine? Estoy acostumbrado a los acentos sobre la e, pero me sorprendió bastante ...
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What are some effective ways a foreign speaker can improve pronunciation in Spanish?

How can a foreign speaker (where a "foreign speaker" speaks Spanish as a second language) effectively improve their spoken Spanish by improving their pronunciation and reducing their foreign accent. ...
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When does sólo have an accent?

When does the word solo have an accent (tilde) on the first o (sólo)? When does it not?
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What are the accentuation rules in Spanish?

Many native Spanish speakers have trouble determining when accent marks (tildes) should be used and where. What are the rules for accent placement in Spanish? How do you determine whether the vowel on ...
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Does an accent mark change the pronunciation of single-syllable words?

I know that some single-syllable words (most pronouns, for example) come in two varieties, with and without an accent mark on the vowel. "Él" has a different meaning than "el", but is it pronounced ...
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How important are accents in written Spanish?

English I notice that native Spanish speakers often leave off accents in writing. Outside the context of edited material, it almost seems like accent pedantry is the sign of someone who has learned ...
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What is the difference between: “aquel” and “aquél”

I see both "aquel" and "aquél" used in similar context and was wondering if there is any difference in meaning of those two words.
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When is it written with and without accent: porqué/porque/por qué?

Can anybody explain to me when each of this variations of "porque" should be used?