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  1. Acentos

  2. Keep in Mind… • Languages: spoken  written. • Pronunciation: handed down. • Accent marks: help us put those pronunciations on paper.

  3. Rule 1: • Ifwordends in: n, sorvowel… • Stress isonthesecond-to-lastsyllable. • Examples: comen, perros, profesora

  4. Rule 2 • Ifwordends in a… consonant(non-vowel) • otherthannors • Stress isonthelastsyllable. • Examples: verdad, papel, beber

  5. Rule 3 • Ifthewordbreaks rule 1, itneedsanaccentmark. -comí -miércoles -estación

  6. Rule 4 • If the word breaks Rule 2, it needs an accent mark. -lápiz -árbol -difícil

  7. Dipthongs Whentwovowels are together, how do I knowwhat’s a syllable? aire leer vuelo

  8. Strong Vowels Two strong vowels together = two syllables caer tarea • a • e • o

  9. WeakVowels Weak vowels always join other vowels to form one syllable. traigo agua fui • u • i

  10. Rule 5 • If a word breaks up a dipthong, you need an accent mark. gustaría esquío

  11. Examples Need an accent? celebracion sensativo famoso amor arbol enfasis Answers: • celebración • sensativo • famoso • amor • árbol • énfasis

  12. Other uses • Distinguish between words that are spelled the same with different meanings. • (se, sé) (esta, está) • (que, qué)(como,cómo)