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The Complete Guide to Spanish Accent Marks

by Patricia Mendez on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Welcome to the definitive article for learning how to use accent marks in Spanish. Starting today, the use of accent marks in Spanish will no longer be a problem and you will be able to create mistake-free pieces of writing, just like a native speaker of the Spanish language—and, sometimes, even better.

Do you recognize this graphic symbol: (´)? You’ve probably seen many Spanish words that have accent marks but, perhaps, you still do not know very well why. Today, we are going to deal with the general rules for using accent marks in Spanish. We will also refer to those words that escape these rules so don’t make any mistakes. Click here to continue reading in Spanish if you want to practice your reading skills. Shall we start?

Groups of words according to stressed syllables

To understand the use of accent marks in Spanish, you must first know that all words are made of syllables, or units of pronunciation. In Spanish, there are:

1.     One-syllable words (called monosyllables): pan (English: “bread)”, sol (“sun”), flor (“flower”).

2.     Two-syllable words: libro (li-bro) (English: “book”), casa (ca-sa) (“house”), mamá (ma-má) (“mother”).read more »

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Reglas generales de acentuación en español

by Patricia Mendez on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Bienvenido al artículo que te enseñará (por fin) a utilizar las tildes en español. A partir de hoy, el uso de las tildes dejará de ser una lotería y podrás presumir de unos textos un 50% más libres de correcciones … read more »

Capitalization Rules in Spanish

by Patricia Mendez on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Welcome to a new academic article! This time let us begin with a bit of etymology. The Spanish word mayúscula (uppercase) comes from the latin word maiusculus , which means ‘bigger’. On the other hand, minúscula (lowercase) comes from the term minusculus , which means the opposite: ‘smaller’. That said, get ready to read about words that are written with ‘bigger’, uppercase letters (A, B, C, D…) and ‘smaller’ or lowercase letters (a, b, c, d…)… read more »

El uso de mayúsculas en español

by Patricia Mendez on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

¡Bienvenido a nuestro artículo académico de hoy! Esta vez, comenzaremos por un poco de etimología. La palabra mayúscula viene del latín maiusculus , que significa ‘más grande’. Por su parte, minúscula procede del término latino minusculus , cuyo significado es el contrario: ‘pequeño’. Por tanto, ya sabemos que vamos a hablar de las palabras que se escriben con letras grandes, mayúsculas (A, B, C, D…) y las que se escriben en pequeño, minúsculas (a, b, c, d…)… read more »

La Historia de España contada cuadro a cuadro

by Maria Martin on Monday, March 09, 2020

El arte de la pintura histórica o historicista es una forma de expresión que ha perdurado más allá del tiempo y del espacio de su creación, un lugar a través del cual la sociedad ha proyectado las luces y sombras de la humanidad , todo aquello que admiramos y rechazamos de nosotros mismos. Al igual que ocurre con la narrativa histórica, el arte de la pintura es el reflejo de nuestras acciones , una perspectiva sobre los acontecimientos que han dado forma a nuestro imaginario colectivo y cultural … read more »

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