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This Quiz About Accents Will Prove How Much You Actually Paid Attention In Spanish Class

Because a misplaced accent mark could make all the difference between "bebes y mamas gratis" (drink and get sloshed for free) and "bebés y mamás gratis" (free babies and mothers)...

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    "¿Puedes subir el cuadro un poco más?" (Can you hang the picture a little higher?)

    If it means 'more' or 'plus,' as in performing addition, it is accented. If it means 'but,' it is not.

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    "Aún sigo esperando ese paquete." (I'm still waiting for that package.)

    'Aún' gets an accent mark when it means 'still,' NOT when it's a substitute for 'although' or 'even though.'

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    "Si" is not accented when it is conditional. If it means 'if,' write "si." Otherwise, write "sí."

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    "¡Qué bárbara! No puedo creer que haya hecho eso." (What an awesome girl! I can't believe she did that.)

    "Qué" is accented because it refers to a quantity or quality of a person or thing.

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    "Yo abro. Es para mí."

    When "mí" is a pronoun, it is accented. If it is possessive, it is not accented.

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    "Él" is accented when it is a pronoun, NOT when it is an article.

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    When we're talking about the drink, "té" (tea) is accented...

    But it's not accented when you're referring to someone in the second person singular.

  8. Which of the two, 'por que' or 'porque', carries an accent mark?

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    "Por qué."

    The right way would be like this: "¿Por qué te enojas? Porque eres un grosero." That is, it is accented if it is a question, and not accented if it's a conjunction.

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    When it's a personal pronoun!

    For example: "Tú eres mi maestra favorita" (You are my favorite teacher) vs. "Tu casa es la blanca del fondo, ¿no?" (Your house is the white one in the back, right?).

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    Acute, or oxytone, words are accented when their last letter is an 'n,' an 's,' or a vowel...

    Like "camión" (truck or bus).

This post was translated from Spanish.

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