Where to put the accent in Spanish words

Ever wondered where to put the accent or emphasis on a word in Spanish?

Well in Spanish there are 4 types of accents. These are the Palabras agudas, Palabras graves (or sometimes called palabras llanas), Palabras esdrújulas and Palabras sobresdrújulas.

Learning these 4 types of words will help you know when to put the accent and also the tilde (accent mark) when you are writing in Spanish.

You can learn more about these 4 types of words here:
Las palabras agudas, graves, esdrújulas y sobresdrújulas
(Note: this article with its explanation is in Spanish)

You will notice that it tells you when (and when not) to put the accent mark on a Spanish word. To do that on your computer, you may find the following chart about how to create Spanish accent marks on an English keyboard useful.

Once you have learned those rules, you can then try the following game to see if you know the difference.

Meanwhile, here is a chart showing the main types of accents for words in Spanish.

Palabras agudas, graves, esdrújulas y sobresdrújulas

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