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el acento (ah-sen'-to)

noun ( accent, stress )

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1. Es importante recordar los acentos cuando escribes en español.

It's important to remember the accents when writing in spanish.

2. A ella siempre le dicen que tiene un acento cubano muy fuerte cuando habla inglés.

They always tell her she has a strong Cuban accent when she speaks English.

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Me fascinan todos los acentos que hay en el mundo hispanohablante: ¡hay una manera distinta de hablar en cada región!

I am fascinated by all of the accents there are in the Spanish-speaking world: There's a different way of speaking in every region!

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Among the diacritical marks, the acute and grave, which are used to indicate that a vowel is to be pronounced or to show the position of lexical stress in a word, and some others such as the circumflex are often called accents. / Entre los signos diacríticos, la aguda y la grave, que se utilizan para indicar que una vocal debe ser pronunciada o para mostrar la posición del acento léxico en una palabra, y algunos otros como la circunfleja son llamados los acentos.

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  • Good Lila! - rac1 Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • (Accent aigu et accent grave ) .En français . - shish75 Aug 2, 2012 flag
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Una de las cosas más difíciles para mí, es aprender acentos del español.

One of the most difficult things for me, is learning Spanish accents.

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  • Pero no son muchos en realidad, el idioma sueco tiene más acentos lo mismo el alemán y el frances. - xtiagox Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Hola,Rac. Nothing is impossible,a good sentence ,Rac.:) - mia55 Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Yes, that's true Xtiagox. I just need to buckle down and learn them. lol - rac1 Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • ¡Hola, Annie! I'm pretty sure that you are doing very well! - Silvia_Tcher Aug 2, 2012 flag
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Esta lengua eslava es un ejemplo perfecto del uso de los acentos y de los otros signos diacríticos./ This Slavic language is a study in the use of accents and other diacritical marks.

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Este hombre siempre hablaba con un acento muy fuerte.

This man always spoke with a strong accent.

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  • La oración es correcta, aunque no puedo ver la imagen. - -cae- Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Try it now. Don't know what happened before. - Noetol Aug 2, 2012 flag
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If I would have to choose (for me) an accent from the anglophone world I would choose the accent from the London people or Californian people.

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Si tuviera que elegir (para mí) un acento de entre el mundo anglófono, escogería el acento de los londinenses o el de los californianos.

  • If I would have to choose ... - mcl020 Aug 2, 2012 flag
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Odio hablar español con un fuerte acento holandés.

I hate it that I speak Spanish with a heavy Dutch accent.

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Mis parientes hablan con los acentos distintos.

My relatives speak with various accents.

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  • I wish I could say the same to mine. =D - cheskasulliv Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • What kind of accents, Margy? This is very interesting, amiga. - Silvia_Tcher Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Hola Sylvia! Britain, Ireland, Spain and France! I am a totally mixed up language learner jejeje. - 0095ca4c Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Wow, this sounds absolutely awesome, Margy! You should take full advantage of it, amiga! - Silvia_Tcher Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Hola cheska! I missed you up there! :-) - 0095ca4c Aug 2, 2012 flag
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Cuando se desea poner acento en algo, lo escribe en una pared y unos 100 años más tarde, la gente pondrá mucha pagará una gran cantidad de atención a lo que usted escribió escribía.

When you want to emphasize something, write it on a wall and a 100 years later people will pay a great deal of attention to what you wrote.

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  • "la gente pondrá mucha atención a lo que usted escribió". - -cae- Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Isn't that the truth!! - rac1 Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • En español decimos "prestar atención" o "poner atención" (for "pay attention"). - -cae- Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Hmm, 'prestar atención' - frase divertida, Caefuego - to lend you my attention? - as long as you interest me? - and then...... una frase para personas caprichosas, ¿no? ;) - Enderby Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Nice - mia55 Aug 2, 2012 flag
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Me gusta a poner acento en mi sombrero , y no mi cara.

I like to put the emphasis on my hat , and not my face.

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Debido a tu acento lindo, yo podría escucharte todo el día.

Because of your pretty accent, I could listen to you all day.

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I like a lot the wood accents in this design. It gives to the decor a lot of warmth and comfort.

Me gustan mucho los acentos de madera en este diseño. Se le da a la decoración una gran cantidad de calidez y comodidad.

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Tilde y acento pueden ser confusos, tilde es el apóstrofe que pones sobre las vocales y acento es la sílaba que enfatizas en las palabras. Todas las palabras tienen acento, pero no todas llevan tilde. Incluso los hablantes nativos de español no utilizan estos términos de forma correcta.

Tilde and accent may be confusing things, tilde is the apostrophe that you put above vowels and accent is the syllable that you emphasize in words. Every word have accent, but not all use tilde. Even the spanish native speakers don't use these terms right.

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  • Gracias por tu valiosa aportación. - -cae- Aug 5, 2012 flag
  • Tienes mi voto definitivamente. - xtiagox Aug 8, 2012 flag
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En mi escuela de español hay profesores de varios países y cada de ellos habla con un acento diferente. ¡No entiendo a ninguno!

In my Spanish school there are teachers from several countries and each of them speaks with a different accent. I don't understand any of them!

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  • Lol. I'd say you're lucky though. Variety is good. :) - cheskasulliv Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • O "No entiendo a ninguno de ellos." - -cae- Aug 5, 2012 flag
  • "No entiendo a ninguno. - -cae- Aug 5, 2012 flag
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La semana pasada, hablé con un chico de Panamá, cuyo acento inglés sonaba como una mezcla de chino y afro-americano. Me encontré diciendo "que" y "como" cada 5 segundos o menos.

Last week, I spoke with a Panamanian boy whose English accent sounded like a mixture of African-American and Chinese. I found myself saying "que" and "como" every 5 seconds or less.

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  • Chesy, ¡me alegro mucho de verte, amiga! ¡Que tengas un día hermoso! - Silvia_Tcher Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Gracias! I'm glad to see you too. :)) I miss seeing you around! :) - cheskasulliv Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Igualmente, amiga! Hope that your summer is going absolutely fine!! - Silvia_Tcher Aug 2, 2012 flag
  • Jajaja. Que pena. Lamento eso. - -cae- Aug 5, 2012 flag
  • Hola Silvy! Summer's over but thank you!:) I hope yours is going great too. :) Gracias, Cae!:) Jeje.. He dropped his letters a lot but it was fun nevertheless. :) - cheskasulliv Aug 5, 2012 flag
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