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Diacritical Accent in Spanish Language


The diacritical accent mark in the Spanish language is the graphic accent (written accent mark) that allows us to distinguish words with the same spelling, but which are words that have different meanings and belong to different grammatical categories.

“Tildes” are graphic signs to mark accents. Spanish is not the only language that uses them; If your language for example is French or Italian, then they will not be difficult to understand. But in the Spanish language, the accents are only used on the vowels (á, é, í, ó, ú), these are used to indicate where a word is accented.

There is a type of tilde called diacritical, whose rules differ from the rest. This type of accent is used to differentiate the writing of certain words that are written in the same way but the meaning is different. Technically, these accents deviate from the traditional rules of accentuation, but are accepted because they avoid ambiguous situations.

We share with you a list of the 16 most frequently used words in the Spanish language that use the diacritical accent. It is important to mention that in recent years, there have been some changes to the rules in this regard.

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Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents
Acentos Diacriticos - Diacritical Accents

Please note that while studying and learning the Spanish language, you will notice that some people do not use the diacritical accent in their writing, either because they do not know how to use it or because they choose not to, so it is important to always pay attention to the context of the sentence.




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