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¿Cuál es el mejor método de recordando cuando usar acentos?

What is the best method of remembering when to use accents?

For learning: Spanish
Base language: Spanish
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    There are simple rules for accentuation. About syllables:

    - If the word is accentuated on last one and ends with N, S or vowel, then it HAS accent mark. I.e.: León (lion) vs Reloj (clock)

    - If the word is accentuated on penultimate and ends with N, S or vowel, then it HASN'T accent mark. I.e.: Cáliz (chalice) vs. Alma (soul)

    - If the word is accentuated on antepenultimate (or before-to-antepenultimate), ALWAYS has accent mark. I.e.: Máquina (machine)

    There are some exceptions of this rule, but almost all words follow it.

    Good luck!

    Hi! What do you want to say? Accents or "tilde"? I mean, "accent" and "tilde" are different in spanish.
    "Tilde" is used in written language and "accent" is used in spoken language and both has rules!

    Also, there are some exceptions like some words ending in ~ia like: Comía, bebía, todavía, vía, etc. well, they have accent mark. Ther some others... but they're a bit complicated...
    This is a list of exceptions, they aren't so difficult:
    -Tú and Tu: Tú is You/ Tu is Your
    -Mí and Mi: Mí is Me/ Mi is My
    -Té and Te: Té is Tea/ Te is the Object Pronoun of Tú (I'll kill you!→ ¡Te mataré!)
    -Sé and Se: Sé is conjugation of "Saber" (To know) in present tense and first singular Person (I know→ Yo sé) and is conjugation of "Ser" (To be) in imperative in second singular Person (Be strong! → ¡Sé fuerte!)/ Se is a pronoun in accusative and in dative case... is a little bit complicated... Is like... oneself, herself, himself = Se For example: Wash→Lavar; Wash oneself→Lavarse.
    -Él and El: Él is personal pronoun; He/ El is masculine singular article, like The
    -Dé and De: Dé is conjugation of "Dar" (To give) in subjunctive of I and He in present tense and imperative of Usted and Él-Ella/ De is a preposition that indicates belonging, like Of
    -Sí and Si: Sí is Yes. Sí is a tonic pronoun too/ Si is a conjunction, like If
    -Aún and Aun: Aún is still. Aun is even
    -Sólo and Solo: Sólo is only. Solo is alone
    -Qué, Cuándo, Dónde, Cuál, Quién, Por qué, Cómo: All of them have accent mark when they are questions or exclamations like: ¿Dónde es la fiesta? → Where is the party?; ¡Qué estúpido! → How stupid!

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