In spanish class, I have been learning rules that show when and where to put an accent on a word in Spanish. So far, the main rules are:
- Esdrújula- a four syllable word in which an accent would appear on the second syllable. "teléfono"
I am confused: why would "póngalo" have an accent on the o.
- Sobre Esdrújula- a five syllable word in which an accent would appear on the second syllable. "póngasela"
This is not consistent because "teléfonica" is 4 from the back yet reducírselo has 5 syllables yet acts esdrújula. Can this method be used to determine where all accents go on these types of words?
Are there any other way to determine where accents go?
I heard just saying the word outside was the best method. Is this true?
"dígasela" is correct, not "digásela"
"lávatelas" is correct, not "lavátelas"
"Despiértate" is correct, not "Déspiertate"